The Delta Chi Chapter-at-large of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society, inducted new members and honored current members with awards in a ceremony Tuesday evening. Among the current and former Washington State University College of Nursing honorees were:

WSU College of Nursing PhD candidate Mary Lee Roberts was awarded a travel scholarship to attend an interdisciplinary conference in Pennsylvania in May where she’ll present results of a randomized, clinical trial conducted under the auspices of the College of Nursing’s Program of Excellence in Addictions Research.  Roberts, BSN, RN, will present her poster entitled “Receptivity to an online pain self-management program among people with persistent pain in opioid addiction treatment” at the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society in Pittsburgh. Roberts worked with Dr. Marian Wilson of the WSU College of Nursing. Co-investigators are Dr. John Roll, Dr. Matt Layton, and Dr. Celestina Barbosa-Leiker.

Former WSU College of Nursing instructor Christine L. Sommers, MN, RN, CNE, was awarded a travel scholarship to STTI International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland. Sommers currently is executive dean of the nursing faculty at Universitas Pelita Harapan, in Tangerang, Indonesia.

Those receiving Excellence Awards were:

  • Mary Stucky, MSN, RN – Excellence in Community Service
  • Lori Bailey, PhD, RN – Excellence in Nursing Education
  • Cindy Fitzgerald, PhD, RN – Excellence in Nursing Leadership
  • Lisa Vickers, MN, ARNP – Excellence in Nursing Practice
  • Linda Ward, PhD, ARNP – Excellence in Nursing Research

Washington State University College of Nursing undergraduate student Jasmine Sharifi received the Dorsey Scholarship.

The mission of the honor society is to “support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a different to benefit health worldwide.”