Sigma Theta Tau International


Alpha Epsilon Chapter

Sigma Theta Tau is the international nursing honor society, professional and scholarly by nature. The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is home to the Alpha Epsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) offers membership by invitation to baccalaureate undergraduate and graduate nursing students, and to baccalaureate-prepared nursing leaders. STTI has more than 135,000 members in over 90 countries with approximately 515 chapters in over 700 institutes of higher learning.

The Alpha Epsilon Chapter of STTI was chartered in 1964. Our chapter exemplifies the STTI mission of advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. In particular, this chapter is committed to supporting Emory initiatives in nursing research, and additionally to promoting excellence in local, national, and global nursing leadership.

President:  Sara Edwards
Vice President: Olga Turner
Secretary: Jennifer Vanderlaan (Recording) Sheila Jordan (Corresponding)
Treasurer: Rose Murphree 
Assistant Treasurer: Alexander King
Counselor (Undergraduate): Quyen Phan
Counselor (Graduate and Nurse Leader): Imelda Reyes

Committee Chairs

Governance Committee: Michael Conti 
Research and Awards Committee: Weihua Zhang
Community Service: TBD
Membership: Jeannie Weston
Publicity Committee: LisaMarie Wands
Programs: Caroline Coburn

  • Claire Anderton
  • Elizabeth Moise Aycock
  • Emma Nicole Beckwith
  • Emily Berman
  • Robert Colin Blenis
  • Elizabeth Marie Bilsborough
  • Elianne Carroll
  • Ansley Caulkins
  • Leslie Anne Church
  • Leah Coughlin
  • Jessica Kimsey Coulter
  • Jacqueline Cutts
  • Kara Ashley De Souza
  • Haynes G Dooley
  • Brianna Kathleen Dunn
  • Taylor English
  • Carolyn Lee Evans
  • Anita Faulkner
  • Audrey Fisher
  • Isai Flores
  • Julianna Foster
  • Emma Katherine Gingrich
  • SarahAnne Herbert
  • Xiqin Huang
  • Sunju Hwang
  • Jeanae Jackson
  • Gladys N Jusino
  • Annie Kathleen Kagel
  • Sarah Kang
  • Courtney Keene
  • Alex William King
  • Asia Erin Kwan
  • Xinming Liu
  • Ellena Malek
  • Rachel Leah Marlin
  • Blake McGee
  • Kiara Mcnamara
  • Stefka Mentor
  • Aaron Montgomery
  • Nicole Munz
  • Udia-Oghenetega Otuguor
  • Lisa Pham
  • Grace Ann Pixler
  • Jessica Pont
  • Priscilla Quach
  • Victoria Marie Sandsor
  • Meghan Elizabeth Seery
  • Akriti Singh
  • Jamie Smith
  • John L Stanton
  • Richelle Stephanie St. Louis
  • Meredith Stevens
  • Helen Su
  • Noureen Tharwani
  • Taylor Ruth Wainer
  • Eliabeth Harden Wisebram
  • Cory Robert Woodyatt


Undergraduate Student – Membership is offered to students enrolled in baccalaureate programs at accredited institutions of higher education who have completed at least ½ of the nursing curriculum, have achieved a minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA, and are in the top third of their class cohort.

Graduate Student - Master's and Doctoral students are eligible for membership if they are enrolled in graduate programs at accredited institutions of higher education, have completed at least ¼ of the nursing curriculum, and have achieved a minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Nurse Leader - Registered Nurses, legally recognized to practice in their countries, who hold at least a baccalaureate degree in nursing may apply for membership in STTI. Demonstrated experience and achievement in leadership positions in nursing practice, education, or administration since graduation are important aspects for candidacy, as is community service.

At Sigma Theta Tau International we are a community of nurses who strive to position the nursing profession at the forefront of health care by promoting scholarship, research and leadership. As a member your involvement can flourish into a dynamic collaboration that is renewed throughout your lifetime. Through STTI, we challenge you to be a better nurse and support your career with an array of tools, programs and people that are unequaled anywhere in the health care industry.

If you are interested in learning more about STTI, or as a nurse leader you would like information about applying for membership, please contact Sara edwards at: