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Pittsburgh, June 13, 2008—Five people were inducted into The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Theta Mu Chapter, at La Roche College in McCandless Township recently. The ceremony took place at the college’s Magdalen Chapel and was witnessed by the students’ family, faculty and members of Theta Mu.

Four undergraduate nursing students were inducted: Crystle M. Critcher, R.N., of McCandless Township; Deon P. Eaton, B.S.N., R.N., of Penn Hills; Lauren Marie O’Donnell, R.N., of Glenshaw, and Carine G. Wawa, R.N., Congo.

Helene Mukankusi, B.S.N., R.N., a native of Rwanda, Africa, and who is pursuing her master’s degree in nursing at La Roche, also was inducted.

The ceremony began with a welcome by current Theta Mu Chapter President Judy Henry, M.S.N., R.N., and was followed by the invocation, provided by La Roche College President Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D. Chapter member and past president Nancy Stoehr, B.S.N., R.N., introduced keynote speaker Gerene S. Bauldoff, R.N., Ph.D., F.C.C.P.

Ms. Bauldoff is the associate professor of clinical nursing and Specialty Program Director of Adult Health & Illness at the Ohio State University College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio. She is a graduate of La Roche College’s Nursing Program and a past president of the Theta Mu Chapter. She encouraged new members to get involved in Theta Mu and Sigma Theta Tau activities “because you will help to guide where nursing will be in the future.”

Following the ceremony, new members and their guests were treated to a luncheon with Sister Introcaso in the President’s Dining Room at the college.

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