Heritage Society Newsletter 
JUNE 2015

Heritage Society Dinner and Silent Auction


Preparations are coming together for the 2015 Heritage Society Dinner and silent auction at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI’s) 43rd Biennial Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This event will be enjoyed at the Havana Room at the Tropicana on 8 November 2015.

We hope you will consider making an in-kind donation for the silent auction. Unique quality pieces, nostalgic nursing memorabilia, destinations, and jewelry are a few of the popular bidding items for this event. If you would like to donate something, please contact Nikki Aleman or call 888.634.7575 (U.S./Canada toll-free).

New Heritage Society Donors

We are happy to recognize the newest Heritage Society donors.

Virginia Henderson Fellows

Marjorie Beyers, PhD, RN, FAAN
Rho Chapter
Barrington, Illinois, USA
Debra S. Heinrich, BSN, MA, MEd
Alpha Phi Chapter
Bedford, New York, USA
Wendy B. Hansbrough, PhD, RN, NE-BC
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
California State University San Marcos
Zeta Mu-at-Large Chapter and Phi Theta Chapter
San Diego, California, USA
Patrick Albert Palmieri, DHSc, EdS, MSc (c), MBA, MSN, ACNP, RN, CPHRM, CPHQ, FISQua, FACHE
Professor and Director, Institute for Health Sciences Research
Universidad Privada del Norte - Lima
Beta Beta Chapter, Iota Chapter, and Phi Nu Chapter
Lima, Peru


Sigma Theta Tau Fellows


Tara Hulsey, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
Dean and E. Jane Martin Professor, School of Nursing
West Virginia University
Alpha Rho Chapter and Gamma Omicron-at-Large Chapter
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
STTI Board of Directors (2013-2017)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow Alumnus (2006)


Billye Brown Fellows


Jerico G. Alicante, RN, MANc, CNN
Training Specialist, Research and Development
Health Care Corporation of America – Health Connections
Alpha Eta Chapter and Tau Nu Chapter
Malabon City, Philippines

News About Fellows


The following individuals were included in Mometrix’s ranking of The 30 Most Influential Deans of Nursing in the United States.
                    Anne Bavier
                    Judy Beal
                    Marion Broome
                    Patricia Davidson
                    Suzanne Prevost
                    Carolyn Yucha

The following individuals were honored for outstanding career achievement with the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing’s 125th Anniversary Alumni Legacy Awards.
                    Doris Edwards
                    Karen Grigsby
                    Carole Ann Kenner
                    Susan R. Opas
                    Elizabeth Weiner
These individuals will be inducted on 2 October 2015 as honorary fellows of the National League of Nursing Academy of Nursing Education.
                    Angela McBride
                    Kathryn Mershon

Jerico Alicante was promoted to training specialist for research and development at Health Care Corporation of America – Health Connections in April. He was awarded an Edith Anderson Leadership Education Grant to attend STTI’s 43rd Biennial Convention, was elected to the Alpha Eta Chapter board of directors’ Leadership Succession Committee, and is being considered for the upcoming Who's Who in the World® 2016.
Jane Barnsteiner co-authored the book Person and Family Centered Care, and it won the Nursing Management/Leadership category of the 2014 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards.
Judy Beal recently had an article published in the Journal of Professional Nursing titled “The Development of a Clinical Nurse Scholar in Baccalaureate Education.”

Anne Bennett was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine by the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She also earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Georgia Southern University on 8 May 2015.

Robin Britt was inducted in April as one of five Women of Distinction into the Texas Medical Center’s Women’s History Project. She was the keynote speaker 5 May 2015 at STTI’s Beta Chapter (Houston)’s National Nursing week celebration.

Marion Broome, who is dean of the School of Nursing and vice chancellor for nursing affairs at Duke University and associate vice president for academic affairs for nursing at Duke University Health System, was awarded the Indiana University President’s Medal for Excellence and Service in December 2014. Indiana University President Michael McRobbie presented the award.

Karen Brown was appointed full-time faculty at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. Her special interest in curriculum development is being used extensively as the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium concept-based curriculum is implemented.

Martha A. Conrad is retiring from The University of Akron on 30 June 2015, after a 40-year career in nursing.

Inge Corless is a co-editor of the newly released book Global Health Nursing in the 21st Century.

Holli DeVon was elected chair-elect to the American Academy of Nursing’s Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science.

Joanne Disch was honored with the 2015 Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Disch co-authored the book Person and Family Centered Care, and it won the Nursing Management/Leadership category of the 2014 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards.

Linda Everett retired in January as Indiana University Health executive vice president and chief nurse executive.

Betsy Frank spent a month in Thailand teaching in the nursing program at Suan Sunandha Rajabaht University in Bangkok.

Carol Huston is retiring in July as director of the School of Nursing at California State University, Chico.

Pamela Jeffries began her new position as dean of nursing at George Washington University on 4 May 2015.

Susan Kardong-Edgren is now a professor and director of the Regional RISE (Research in Simulation Education) Center at Robert Morris University.

Carole Kenner was honored at the Oklahoma Hospitality Club’s 49th Annual Ladies in the News Luncheon and Style Show on 10 April 2015.

Hester Klopper received the Taylor and Francis Lectureship Award from the International Council of Women’s Health Issues in November 2014 for her global leadership.

Norma Kay Krumwiede co-authored and co-edited the textbook Family-Focused Nursing Care with the School of Nursing faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Carole Liske completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree, has been accepted to be a podium presenter at STTI’s 43rd Biennial Convention, will serve a second term as president of Phi Gamma Chapter, and presented the keynote address for the Western Governors University nursing honor society induction.

Susan Ludington was the keynote speaker at the 9th Annual National Intensive Kangaroo Care Certification Course, which she founded. The event will take place 5-9 June 2015.

Ida Martinson received the Herman Fiefel Award at the International Work Group of Death, Dying, and Bereavement in Taipei, Taiwan.

Juli Maxworthy was the keynote speaker for the Nu Xi-at-Large Chapter induction ceremony. The event took place 25 April 2015 at Samuel Merritt University.
Betsy McDowell will be inducted on 2 October 2015 as a fellow of the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education.

Gladys Mouro has been appointed deputy chief executive officer of the Lebanese American University Medical Center-Rizk Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon.
Anna Mullins was honored by Nu Xi-at-Large Chapter in January with awarding a scholarship in memory of her family members who were killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Dr. Mullins presented the memorial scholarship to a Samuel Merritt University Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree student at the chapter’s biennial hall of fame event at Holy Names University.
Robin Newhouse has been named dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing, and she will assume the role 1 July 2015.
Patrice Nicholas is a co-editor of the newly released book Global Health Nursing in the 21st Century.
Leslie H. Nicoll and Peggy Chinn recently founded the Nursing Editors History Project.
Debra Nogueras was appointed academic director for Washington State University Tri Cities Campus on 1 June 2015. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners on 11 June 2015, and she was elected chair of the Nominating Committee for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Susan R. Opas will continue her volunteer missions with Project HOPE, for which she will be on USN Comfort delivering care in Central America this summer.
Mary Jean Padgett retired in May as dean of the Mississippi College School of Nursing.
Sarah Pasternack was presented with a Living Legend in Massachusetts Nursing Award in April 2014.
Shannon Perry just returned from a 38-day cruise starting in Dubai and ending in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Highlights of her trip were going to Petra, Ephesus, Corinth, and Jerusalem.
Daniel J. Pesut recently co-authored the book Bounce Forward: The Extraordinary Resilience of Nurse Leadership.
Larry Plant was presented the Grayce M. Sills Distinguished Service Award at the April 2015 New England American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s annual conference. He presented his nursing research titled “Emergency Room Psychiatric Services: A Qualitative Study of Nurses’ Experiences,” which was co-authored by colleague Jane H. White.
Nancy Ridenour presented Health Policy Boot Camp for Faculty at the Elsevier Faculty Development Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, on 5 January 2015. She co-wrote the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties White Paper “Nurse Practitioner Faculty Workload 2015.”
Barbara Robinette and her husband spend most of their time in Tamarac, Florida, USA, and they celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on 1 June 2015.
Connie Sobon-Senor successfully defended her doctoral dissertation at Seton Hall University on 3 March 2015. The title of her qualitative transcultural nursing research study is “Health-related beliefs, practices and experiences of migrant Dominicans in the Northeastern United States.”
Kathleen Stevens was elected to the board of directors of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science in April 2015. She is a professor of nursing and principal investigator of the Improvement Science Research Network.
Linda Streit was presented with the Leader of Leaders Award at the National Student Nurses Association 63rd Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Jane Sumner attended the International Association for Human Caring 36th Annual Conference. She participated in a panel discussion as a caring theorist and presented a paper in one of the concurrent sessions.
Nancy Valentine has launched a cable TV program for consumers titled “Dr Nancy RN — Healthy World, Healthy Nation, Healthy You.”
Christa van der Walt participated in the first Maternal-Child Health Nursing Leadership Academy Africa 2014-2015 cohort.
Pamela Willson has been appointed the director of the DNP program for St. David’s School of Nursing at the Texas State University College of Health Professions.
Barbara White received the 2015 Betty and James E. Birren Senior Scholar Award for a career of distinguished contributions to the fields of gerontology and geriatrics in California, USA.
  “The work STTI does supporting nurses globally as they provide care,
promote health and well-being, prevent illness and conduct research is vital to both the profession and the patients we care for. I am proud to be a Virginia Henderson Fellow and support STTI as the organization helps nurses deliver the best care to those in need around the world.”

— Debra S. Heinrich (Alpha Phi Chapter), USA
  Virginia Henderson Fellow