Faculty of the IWU School of Nursing looked into forming an IWU Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) as a way to recognize and foster the outstanding achievement of nursing students, and nurses at Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) and in the community.                                            September 21, 1981: Investigation into forming a Chapter of STTI began, and soon there after STTI recommended an honor society with steFirst inductionering committee be formed. 

May 1, 1983: The first members of the STTI Honor Society of Nursing were inducted (107 members).

Apr il 29, 1984: A second induction ceremony was held for 26 new members.

May 1984: A charter application was requested from National Sigma Theta Tau Headquarters. 

April 1986: The Theta Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International was formed. Annette Lueckenotte was named President. (A list of the charter members is displayed in Stevenson Hall, Shanks Lounge (School of Nursing Building, IWU Campus).

1987: The Theta Pi Chapter Scholarship and Research Committees were formed.

1996: The Annette Lueckenotte Research Grant and the Charla Renner Student Leadership Intern Program/Award were originated.

Remember When...?

  • First inductees
    First Theta Pi Chapter Inductees reciting the pledge
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    March 1985: Members of the IWU Nursing Honor Society & the Illinois Nurses Association District 6
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    Dr. Jerry Durham, Director IWU School of Nursing speaking at 1988 Induction Ceremony
  • 1989 Convention
    Annette Luekenotte, Dr. Sharie Metcalfe, Rachel Noe, Sue McCrowen, Charla Renner, Dr. Donna Hartweg & Lois Sullivan-Taylor at the 1989 STTI Convention.
  • 1990 Inductees Dr. Pat Potter

    1990: New Inductees with Dr. Pat Potter

    Carrie Schultz, Ashley Reese, Dr. Pat Potter, Amy Pawlicki, Jackie Graven, Dana Newberry, Jennifer Frerichs & Cheryl Corbit

  • 1993 Convention

    1993 Convention:

    Jennifer Levers, Karen Crowcroft, Dr. Sheila Bunting, Dr. Eileen Fowles, Laura Koppenhoefer, Stacie DeLair at the Aubrey Hepurn Luncheon

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    1993 Induction:

    Mark Lareau & Dr. Kathy Scherck

  • 1994 Induction

    1994 Senior Inductees:

    Kathy Hannemann, Harriet Finchham, Alec Long, Kristen Massa, Elaine Mayer, Jennifer Buck & Kim Flynn

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    February 21, 1994:

    Presentation sponsored by Theta Pi, Dr. Donna Hartweg, Dr. Madeleine Leninger & Jan Knollenberg

  • 1995 Induction

    1995 Induction Ceremony:

    President Jan Knollenberg, Amy Baron, Emilie Matthews, Molly Moon, Amy Greenhill (walking to seat)