Randi Rodgers, Jonathan Emerson and Stephanie Fortenberry

Randi Rodgers, Jonathan Emerson and Stephanie Fortenberry

Three students from the School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello were recently inducted into the Gamma Xi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the international honor society of nursing.

The inductees were senior nursing students Randi Rodgers of Monticello, Jonathan “Brody” Emerson of Lake Village, and Stephanie Fortenberry of Monticello.

Membership in Sigma Theta Tau requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 in nursing courses and students must have a record of excellence in leadership and service, according to Dr. Laura Evans, dean of the UAM School of Nursing.

Sigma Theta Tau International was founded in 1922 by six nursing students at the University of Indiana and has grown to include 451 chapters around the world, with more than 400,000 inducted members from more than 90 countries and territories. Founded to advance the knowledge, learning and service of nurses, the honor society focuses on scholarship and leadership in its social and ethical commitment to excellence. Founders chose the honor society’s name for the words in the Greek language meaning love, courage and honor.

The Gamma Xi chapter includes nursing students from UAM, Henderson State, Southern Arkansas, UA-Little Rock, and UAMS.