STTI Chapter in the Philippines
Silliman University, a private institution in central Philippines right in the quaint seaport city of Dumaguete in Negros Oriental province, recently scored a first for its College of Nursing. The College of Nursing Honor Society was recently chartered as the Psi Beta Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) on August 23, 2016 in Dumaguete City. This marks yet another milestone for Silliman’s 115-year history.
Dr. Karen Morin, past President of STTI conducted the chartering ceremony at Bethel Guest House, Dumaguete City. She also inducted the officers and members to the chapter during the ceremony.
Approval for the Psi Beta Chapter was granted at the STTI Biennial Convention, November, 2015 at Las Vegas Nevada.
Some 160 nurse leaders and students were inducted as chartered members in this occasion.
The newly-chartered Officers are:
President: Felicidad Macion-Gonzalez
Vice President: Florenda Ferrer-Cabatit
Secretary: Florenda Ferrer-Cabatit
Treasurer: Tita Quimno-Dumalag
Membership in STTI is by invitation and is extended to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and professional nurses who have demonstrated superior scholastic, leadership and nursing achievements. STTI is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of people worldwide through leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research. Founded in 1922, members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. The honor society’s more than 500 chapters are located at institutions of higher education throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania and Wales.