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2017 Induction Ceremony

The Xi Kappa-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing held its annual induction ceremony on Saturday, November 4, 2017 in Jamestown, ND. The induction recognizes nursing students and community nurse leaders who have demonstrated achievements in nursing, leadership qualities and high professional standards.

Inductees consisted of students from the following colleges:
  • Concordia College: Taylor Trager, Emily Goff, Ryan Van Hoecke, Emma Mitzel, Andrew Olson, Brianna Poppenga, Erik Sneltjes, Becca Trunk, Elizabeth Viergutz
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead: Amy Finck, Leah Victoria Gustafson, Tracy Myhra, Carey Richards, Lea Schiltz, Jillian Toppari-Moench
  • North Dakota State University Fargo (undergraduate students): Jade Anders, Christine Aubol, Trisha Balstad, Madison Baumler, Jaret Cyr, Ciara Dillon, Jonathon Dullea, Gabriel Eronmosele, Chantelle Fieber, Ashley Gerdes, Carrie Giesler, Mike Hammer, Oanh Hoang, Cassie Holt, Joanna Josephson, Jessica Kindseth, Justine Klein, Sierra Link, LeAnn Norton, Nicole Ogren, Nicolette Perrin, Amber Purrington, Britta Rynning, Lauren Schaubert, Megan Schleske, Abby Senger, Skylar Wehri, Ashton Whitmore, Maddeline Wilhelmy, Brooke Yaggie
  • North Dakota State University Fargo and Bismarck (graduate students): Amanda Abrams, Karissa Emerson, Tamsen O’Berry, Deanna Weiser
  • North Dakota State University at Sanford Health Bismarck: Shukri Ahmed, Allyssa Albrecht, Racheal Biffert, Judah Belile, Kennedie Boehm, Sabrina Brunelle, Alexandra Davis, Jocilynn Gradin, Mariah Gustafson, Daniel Heiden, Anna Hopkins, Sarah Kiesow, Kara Kreft, Emily Mangas, Carlee Fleck Markel, Jennifer Oliver, Kendra Perdue, Raquel Sayler, Ashlee Sigman, Colton Stiefel, Teasha Voegele, Paige Weigel, Jenna Weinhandl
  • University of Jamestown: Courtney Bunn, Alexis Madcke, Rachel Jahner, Whitney King, Marlee Pierson, Austin Schwandt, Alyssa Skrove, Julia Snedaker, Brenna Thoele, Thomas Ugelstad, Bryn Woodside
Scholarships were awarded to the following recipients:
  • Xi Kappa Graduate Scholarship: Nicole Ueckert (University of Mary)
  • Xi Kappa Undergraduate Scholarships: Michael Hammer (North Dakota State University), Gabriel Eronmosele (North Dakota State University), Sara Quatier (Concordia College)
  • Martha Vorvick Berge Scholarship: Alyssa Skrove (University of Jamestown)
Awards were presented to the following recipients:
  • Outstanding Membership Award: Erica Evans
  • Excellence in Caring Award: Nicole Ueckert
  • Excellence in Nursing Research Award: Carol Roth
  • Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award: Jami Falk
Congratulations to the new inductees, scholarship, and award recipients!


Our chapter is excited to offer its members an educational opportunity regarding incivility in nursing. Xi Kappa member, Anne Eliason, shares her research focusing on the incidence of incivility in nursing education and the profession of nursing, and what can be done to create a more civil environment in nursing education and the workplace.

  • Identify factors that contribute to an uncivil workplace
  • Examine personal civility
  • Implement the empowerment model in the workplace to combat incivility
About the presenter: Anne is an Assistant Professor of Practice at NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health in Bismarck, ND. She has been a member of Xi Kappa-at-Large Chapter since 2009 and is the current President Elect of the chapter. Anne can be reached for questions at anne.eliason@ndsu.edu

Presentation link: https://youtu.be/s5gdVs8ju7Y

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