Local Chapter of Honor Society for Nurses Inducts 130 New Members

CHICOPEE — The Beta Zeta-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society for nurses, recently inducted 130 new members at Elms College.

Chapter President Nancy Thompson welcomed inductees, family, friends and Beta Zeta-at-Large members. The counselors who coordinated the induction included Carolyn Szafranski, American International College; Christine Schrauf, Elms College; Mary Ellen Burke, UMass Amherst; and Michele McKelvey, Westfield State University.

Marie Lemoine was the keynote speaker. She has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau International since 1990 and a past president. A respiratory-care practitioner active in the American Lung Assoc. and the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition, she has received awards for her work against lung disease, published articles, and presented poster presentations about lung disease.

The 130 inductees included undergraduate, second-degree bachelor, RN to BSN, graduate, and doctor of nursing practice students.

The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. For more information, visit www.nursingsociety.org or betazeta.nursingsociety.org/betazetachapter/home.