On Sunday afternoon, April 12, the Rho Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) hosted a benefit tea for Twin Valley Behavioral Health, raising $750 for this facility, and announced the recipients of chapter scholarships and grants.
Approximately 30 guests enjoyed a buffet of tea, desserts and sandwiches while also having the opportunity to hear two informative speakers, Maureen Feahy from Twin Valley, which provides comprehensive cost-effective mental health services to adults with severe mental health illnesses, and Dr. Judy Kimchee-Woods, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio, who spoke about the process and fundraising she had to do in order to bring the Shine On: Nurses in Art exhibit to the Columbus Museum of Art.
During the program, Rho Omicron also announced the recipients of three scholarships and one grant given to active members of the chapter. Macy Henault and Olivia Ringwalt, senior nursing students in the undergraduate program who are graduating in May, and Kellie Johnson BSN, RN, a graduate student in the Family Nurse Practitioner track at MCCN, each received $500 from the Rho Omicron Chapter Scholarship. Each submitted resumes, letters of recommendation and an essay on their achievements and plans for their future in nursing. Scott Dolan MSN, RN, received the Rho Omicron Chapter grant of $1,000 for his scholarly work on his dissertation research entitled, "Minority Baccalaureate Nursing Student's Experience of Learning in a Multi-Contextual Teaching/Learning Environment.