Board and Presidential Award Honorees

The Archon Awards are granted to individuals or groups, regardless of their profession, who have made health a major aspect of their lives, and their efforts have created significant change that is national or transnational in scope. In all of their endeavors, they embody the Sigma values of love, honor, and courage. 

2017

David Suzuki, PhD

C3 Collaborating for Health

2015

Izzeldin Abuelaish, MD, MPH

Jhpiego

2013

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein

2011

Food for the Poor

Transnet-Phelophepa Healthcare Train

2009

Free the Children

Greg Mortenson, RN

Linda Spoonster Schwartz, RN, MSN, DrPh, FAAN

2007

Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al-Hussein

2005

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN (JHPIEGO)

James T. Morris (The World Food Program)

2003

Larry Dossey, MD

Barbara Dossey, RN, PhD, FAAN

Lois Capps

David Satcher

James T. Lenehan

2001

His Highness the Aga Khan

Bill Moyers

Judith Davidson Moyers

1999

Sir George A. O. Alleyne

Dr. Daniel Callahan

Aziza Hussein

Dame Cicely Saunders

1996

Camp RAD

Center for Ethics in Health Care at Oregon Health Sciences University

Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation Training Institute

Clyde Street Nursing Center

Collaborative Partners for Healthy Living

Father Resource Program, Wishard Memorial Hospital

Center for Ethics in Health Care at Oregon Health Sciences University

Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation Training Institute

Clyde Street Nursing Center

Collaborative Partners for Healthy Living

Father Resource Program, Wishard Memorial Hospital

Pitt County Public Health Center

Project CAPABLE (Community Advocacy Promoting and Building Lifelines for Elders)

Project for Pride in Living

Project Hope

Rainbow House/Arco Iris

Rural Nursing Centers Project

Sickle Cell Disease Association of the Piedmont

S.O.S. (Save Our Selves) Campaign of BBF Family Services

Southern Illinois Women’s Health Conference

Spirit Clinic

Steps to End Family Violence

Tacachale Project

Women Venture

1994

Dr. David A. Hamburg

Elizabeth Dole

Dr. Leighton E. Cluff

Dr. Jonas Salk

Marian Wright Edelman

Dr. C. Everett Koop

1992

Barbara Biben

Dr. T. Franklin Williams

Xerox Corporation

The Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who is not a nurse whose good works have enhanced the human condition globally.

2017

Dame Yvonne Moores

2015

Sheila Tlou

2007

Stephen H. Lewis

2003

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

2001

Rosalyn Carter

1992

Audrey Hepburn

The Nell J. Watts Lifetime Achievement Award in Nursing recognizes a Sigma member for lifetime dedication to the nursing profession and to Sigma. 

2017

Linda H. Aiken

Judith Shamian

2015

Afaf I. Meleis

2013

Mary Norton

2011

Lillian G. Douglass

Leana R. Uys

2009

Nancy Dickenson-Hazard

2007

Billye J. Brown

2005

Faye G. Abdellah

2003

Martha N. Hill

2001

Sheila Weatherill

1999

Mo-Im Kim

1997

Sr. Rosemary Donley

1995

Rozella Schlotfeldt

1993

Nell J. Watts

1991

Luther Christman

The Presidential Award is bestowed by the international president of Sigma to recognize exceptional contributions to nursing. In 1997, in celebration of Sigma Theta Tau’s 75th Anniversary, the award was named to recognize the pioneering leadership of the honor society’s first president, Dorothy Ford Buschmann (Alpha), Indiana University.

2017

Patricia E. Thompson

2015

Nelouise Geyer

Elizabeth Mokoka

2013

Beta Chi Chapter

Xi Alpha Chapter

Delta Psi Chapter

2011

Sally P. Lundeen

2009

Thomas L. Huston

2007

Tau Pi Chapter

Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter

2005

In Honor of All Families and Significant Others Who Support the Active Involvement of Members in Honor Society Activities

2003

Alpha Mu Chapter

Diana L. Morris

Kimberly A. Tufts

2001

Beta Chi Chapter

Gamma Xi Chapter

1999

Roger Bulger

Elizabeth Carnegie

1997

Micheline M. Asselin

1995

Bob Bower

1993

Beta Beta (Dallas and Houston) Chapter

Gamma Xi Chapter

1991

Luci Baines Johnson

1989

Virginia Henderson

1987

Faye Abdellah

1985

Dean Elizabeth Grossman

Rebecca T. Markel

The Lucie S. Kelly Mentor Award recognizes the influence counselors or guides in the nursing profession have on the lives and careers of others. The award is named in honor of past president Dr. Lucie S. Kelly (1983-1985) for her devotion to the spirit of mentoring.

2017

Shelia Anne Burke

Elizabeth Carlson

2015

Martha Hill

2013

Jane M. Kirschling

Patricia E. Thompson

2011

Rachel F. Schiffman

Susan L. Dean-Baar

2009

Bessie L. Marquis

Patricia E. Thompson

2007

Rev. Emily Chandler

2005

Frank and Judy McIlmail

D. Jean Wood

2003

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

Gloria R. Smith

2001

Clara Gates

Beth Vaughn-Wrobel

1999

D. Kay Clawson

Shirley Martin

1997

Fay L. Bower

1995

Shirley Chater

1993

Carol Lindeman

Lucie S. Kelly

Vernice D. Ferguson

Angela Barron McBride

Billye J. Brown

1991

Jessie M. Scott

1989

Rhetaugh Graves Dumas

1987

Harriet H. Werley

1985

Dr. Ruth Perkins Kuehn