43 UH Manoa Nursing Students Inducted into Nursing Honor Society

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is the nursing honor society founded in 1922 and consists of more than 135,000 active members across more than 90 countries whose mission is to “support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.” From its inception, STTI has valued excellence and scholarship; it was the first U.S. organization to fund nursing research.

Sigma Theta Tau International honor society group photo

STTI consists of more than 500 chapters. The Hawaii Gamma Psi-At-Large chapter held its first induction ceremony in April 1992.  Its most recent Hawaii statewide induction ceremony was held in spring 2016 at the Manoa Grand Ballroom at the Japanese Cultural Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The following list consists of all University of Hawaii at Manoa inductees. Those who were able to attend, took their oath as members after receiving their membership certificates and purple and white cords. Dr. Estelle Codier, associate professor at UH Manoa Nursing and President of STTI Gamma Psi-At-Large Chapter congratulated inductees.

Abe, Jennifer

Aceret, Kris

Akana. Clarissa

Bailey, Alexandra

Behner, Jessica

Bejanyan, Gayane

Benz, Dina Valeria

Brown, Keli

Bunao, Vicki

Capulong, Maria Concordia

Conde, Joan, Eula

Corrales, Jayson

Cunha, Geena Michiko

Doucette, Sheila

Duhaylonsod, Samantha

Empaynado, Clarisse

Grune, Jennifer

Halloran, Kristina

Hamano, Kelsey

Haruki, Ashley Ann

Ichimura, Shelyce

Jaussi, Rebecca

Kakinami, Cherie

Kubota, Caitlin

Lee, Kirby

Lieu, Tiffany

Lopes, Mailly

Lucas, Emily

Morimoto, Jordan

Murray, Natasha

Nakatani, Brendan

Nalundasan, Joen Mae

Pascua, Ellery

Pascual, Ashley

Phillips, Nora

Rabang, Austin-Lei

Salcedo, May

Schiller, Puanani

Shinsato, Brittney

Thach, Robert

Vandolah, Lindsey

Ward, Nichole

Yamagata-Lopez, Janea

Sigma Theta Tau International offers many opportunities to enhance the membership experience via the vast resources it provides (e.g., online books, career tools, educational opportunities, leadership development, and periodicals). With its grant-offering partners, it supplies more than $200,000 annually for conducting nursing research.

This semester, Gamma Psi Scholarship offered scholarship awards to Dina Benz, the undergraduate recipient and Lindsey Vandolah, the graduate recipient.

For more information about Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Psi-At-Large Chapter contact Dr. Estelle Codier at or the UH Manoa counselor Frankie B. Hale at

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