Sigma: 45th Biennial Convention Nov. 16 - 20, 2019
Dr. Betsy Herron & Dr. Laureen Donovan represented the JMU Omega Zeta Chapter at the Sigma Convention as the voting members of the House of Delegates. Also, in attendance was OZ member Prof. Jamie Haynes.
Omega Zeta Induction Ceremony:
October 8, 2019
Congratulations to the New Inductees!
The Omega Zeta Chapter of Sigma welcomes the new members of the organization inducted on October 8, 2019 in the Madison Union Ballroom. Family and friends were on hand to celebrate the momentous occasion and enjoy a reception following the induction ceremony. Guest speaker, Dr. Laureen Donovan, enlightened the inductees and guests on the importance of “Leadership and Professionalism” from her perspective as a nurse and officer in the United States Air Force.
Newly inducted BSN students included: Lydia Albrecht, Shannon Baden, Sarah Beda, Allison Blevins, Amanda Bortell, Nathalie Chao, April Cooley, Sarah Dannhart, Stephanie Dowdy, Kelly Drake, Andrea Econa, Hannah Estes, Sara Farnan, Caroline Farquharson, Sophie Grimes, Noah Harrilla, Abigale Harris, Kendall Kipps, Emma Lloyd, Ana Karina Lopez Muguiro, Shannon Lowery, Giselle Lumpp, Kaitlyn Mascali, Madeline Masterson, Brittany Meadow, Ryan Myers, Jivannie Nelson, Madeline Nyce, Kelly O’Neill, Jessica Pierce, Jenna Pierides, Emily Pope, Nicole Raiford, Bridget Reilly, Alexa Salameh, Annika Saloka, Jillian Smith, Stephanie Stein, Meghan Torres, Tiffany Townsend, Anna Vastardis, Ashley Walker, and Hannah Znotens.
Jacolyn Burgin Collis, Alexis Fekete, and Ashley Gochenour were Omega Zeta’s new MSN inductees.
President’s Welcome for 2019-2020
On behalf of Omega Zeta Chapter of Sigma, James Madison University School of Nursing, it is an
honor and my pleasure to serve this chapter as president. I am privileged to be not only a member,
but to work alongside an executive board who works tirelessly to ensure that all activities are carried out.
This year, we will be supporting our members in their scholarly and research efforts. Many of our
members present at professional meetings, conferences or forums, and share presentations at local,
state, national, and international venues. Several of our members are currently pursing terminal and
practice doctorates. One of our major global challenges will be to focus on creating a health clinic in
South Africa. We will be working collaboratively with other disciplines in our University to work on this
Our executive board meetings will be held once a month in the HBS building, on JMU's campus, and will be advertised on
the website. We welcome any members to attend these meetings.
Julie A. Strunk, Ph.D, RN