Honorary Membership

Purpose

Since 1939, Sigma has bestowed honorary membership upon individuals of national or global influence who have furthered the course of healthcare. Honorary membership is conferred by Sigma’s Board of Directors on those who demonstrate superior achievement in a chosen field and a special commitment to the ideals and concerns of nursing.

Eligibility

Honorary membership is granted to individuals throughout the world who are not eligible for regular membership but have demonstrated sustained superior achievements that have contributed to the advancement of nursing and healthcare at the national or global levels.
Any active Sigma member or chapter may nominate an individual for honorary membership.

Award Cycle

Nominations close 1 December 2018 for recognition at Sigma's 45th Biennial Convention in Washington, DC, USA.

Past Honorary Members

Honorary Members

2017

Christopher Capot

Erika Friedmann

Laura Gitlin

Sara McComb

Gita Mishra

Victoria Mitrani

Tom Popcheff

Katherine Rouleau

Bei Wu

Karen Wyche

2015

Kathi Anderson

Bonnie and Mark Barnes

Wafaa El-Sadr

Ed Hales

Barbara and Donald Jonas

Carolyn Jones

Lenora Kinzie

Chris Myburgh

Freda Robinson

Laura Sands

2013

Lynette Coetzee

Joanna Fillweber

Susan E. Hickman

Dan Kaseje

Tom Reller

Carolyn Miller

Margie Wilson

2011

Jeff Arnold

Renu Dhasmana

Swami Ram Nagar

Kenneth Hepburn

Tore Laerdal

Gladys McGarey

Daniel B. Oerther

2009-2000

2009

Denise F. Polit

Monica Sharma

HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein, Jordan

Norman H. Volk

2007

David B. Cooper

Barry La Forgia

David L. Olds

Donald M. Berwick

Paul E. Farmer

Kathleen F. Norr

Roy Simpson

2005

Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona

Diane Carlson Evans

Nancy Lorenzi

Barbara J. Safriet

Honorable Louis Stokes

John L. Wright

William E. Wright

R. Ernest Waaser

Mary Ann Tuft

Masato Tsukahara

2003

Sandra Bertman

Nancy Lewin

Marion J. Ball

2001

Alex Attewell

Erik Edward Joh, Esq

Eugene Levine

James P. Smith

2000

Yuri Leonidovich Shevchenko

1999-1990

1999

William G. Bartholome

Monique Bégin

Beverly Friedson Bodker

Suzanne Gordon

Adele Coryell Hall

Congresswoman, Carolyn McCarthy

Diana Natalicio

Margaret Wright

1997

Gerald L. Bepko

Leighton Cluff

Dan Ent

Florence Nightingale, posthumous

J. Kevin Nugent

Virginia Olesen

Patricia K. Scheerle

Robert Wolders

1995

Roberta L. Bondar

Joy H. Carlson

Lynne A. Farr

Gary D. Hales

David Hamburg

Patti Kishline

Beatrice Renfield

Susan M. Reverby

Patricia Turner

1993

Jo Ann Crow

Alice J. Dan

John T. Dill

Patrick De Leon

Norma Matheson

Darlene Mood

Deborah H. Oakley

Steven V. Owen

Donna Shalala

David Wallace

T. Franklin Williams

Louise Woerner

1991

Rosemary Berkel Crisp

Saul J. Farber

Margie Wolcott May

Leonard W. Poon

Marguerite Schaefer

Ursula Springer

1989-1980

1989

Nancy Evans

Lawrence H. Ganong

C. Wayne Hawkins

Doris A. Howell

Glenn W. Irwin, Jr.

Kathleen A. Knafl

John Phillip McGovern

Maryellen McSweeney

Mitchell T. Rabkin

Alan S. Trench

Kenneth A. Wallston

1987

Jose R. Coronado

Sandra G. Funk

Margaret E. Kuhn

Doris H. Merritt

Diane J. Skiba

1985

W. Lee Conant, Jr.

Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Lucie Baines Johnson

Nellie Lee Powell

1983

Fred Davis

Barbara Jacobsen

Philip A. Kalisch

Gene E. Lynn

Jerome P. Lysaught

Geraldine V. Padilla

Mary L. Pekarski

Mary Ann Swain

Elizabeth Muse Tornquist

1981

Rosalie Abrams

Marilyn Goldwater

Ida V. Moffett

Donna Vredevoe

1975

Pauline Gratz

1969-1960

1969

Jessie Scott

1967

Lulu Hassenplug

1963

Leo Simmons

Elizabeth Soule

1959-1950

1959

Ruth Freeman

1954

Pearl McIver

Ruth Sleeper

1949-1940

1948

Ruth V. Johnston

1945

H. Phoebe Gordon

1941

Nellie X. Hawkinson

1940

Adda Eldredge

1939

Dorothy Rood

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