Welcome to the Pi Gamma Chapter Website 


Our Chapter History

Strategic Planning for the nursing honor society commenced in 1991 with the College's Honor and Research Committee obtaining guidelines from STTI for the establishment of an honor society. The Nursing Honor Society held its first induction ceremony on May 3, 1993.  The Nursing Honor Society grew and flourished as the College of Nursing pursued its initial regional and nursing accreditation. In 1995, the Nursing Honor Society was invited to active participation in the Atlanta Area Consortium of Sigma Theta Tau International Chapters. In the fall of 1996, a scholarship/research fund was implemented with the long term goal of providing final awards to support nursing scholarship and research.  On September 23, 1996, the Nursing Honor Society submitted the application to become a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Upon review of the application, the International Eligibility Committee notified the Nursing Honor Society that it had been approved for a site visit. In April 1997, Dr. Mary Lou Bond conducted the site visit which concluded with her recommendation to the STTI Board of Directors that our Nursing Honor Society be approved for presentation to the STTI House of Delegates at the 1997 STTI Biennial Convention.
May 18, 1998, the Nursing Honor Society was officially chartered as the Pi Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. The Installing Officer was Dr. Pam Levi, RN, EdD, an STTI Director. The Nursing Honor Society had submitted a special request for Dr. Levi to serve as the installing officer because of her special relationship with the College of Nursing and Nursing Honor Society. Dr. Levi, Dean of the College of Health Sciences & Professor of Nursing Informatics at Georgia College & State University, is an alumna of a graduate of Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She had provided support to the Nursing Honor Society during its development and throughout the charter application process. Additionally, the STTI Chapter at Georgia College & State University, Theta Tau, served as our mentor chapter.  In 2018, the Pi Gamma Chapter celebrated a 20 year anniversary!  In 2019 the Pi Gamma Chapter was awarded a 10th Chapter Key Award for excellence. 

Founded on October 5, 1922, STTI celebrated 97 years as an international honor society for nursing.  Pi Gamma is a proud donor to celebrate Sigma's upcoming 100th Anniversary.  Read more by clicking here.

The Susan Sweat Gunby Excellence in Nursing Award by Pi Gamma is given to acknowledge an outstanding member whose contributions fulfill the goals of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). 

Nominations are made by Pi Gamma members.
The nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria:

Excellence in Teaching
Excellence in Practice
Excellence in Leadership
Excellence in Research
Excellence in Mentorship

Nominations are due by November 4.  The award is made at the Fall Induction Ceremony.  Click the link below for a complete list of criteria and a nomination form.

  Excellence Award Criteria Susan Gunby Award.docx

Drs. Hodges and Gunby
Dr. Helen Hodges (L) receiving the Dr. Susan Sweat Gunby Award (2019)
Drs. Hodges and Gunby

Important Chapter Meetings & Events 2021-2022

Important Dates
Mark your calendar for the following Chapter events.  Events may be offered VIRTUAL; check this site often for details.

August 30 Pi Gamma Board Meeting
October 2  Atlanta Heart Walk and Run [Register here]
October 18 Member Meeting 6:00pm; the Board meets one hour prior
November 2 New Member Luncheon (Virtual event; link coming soon)
December 4 Induction and Chartering Ceremony 10:00am (Day Hall)
January 31 Board Meeting 5:00pm; Member Meeting 6:00pm
March 14 Board Meeting 5:00pm; Member Meeting 6:00pm
April Cookie and Information Event for Juniors (time TBD)
April - Service Project TBD
May 9 Board Transition Meeting


  • Pi Gamma Board Members

    President - Daphnee Stewart
    President Elect - Open
    Vice President - Omolara Fyle-Thorpe
    Secretary - Vicki Black
    Treasurer - Tammy Barbe
    Counselors - Pattie Troyan and Kathy Davis
    Governance Chair - Amanda Davis
    Membership Involvement Chair(s) - Marthalynn Rodriguez and Linda Mason Barber
    Leadership Succession Chair - Stephanie Bennett
    Research Chair - Tara Bertulfo
    Archivist / Awards Chair - Laura Madden
    Fundraiser Chair - Open
    Webmaster - Linda Streit
  • Accolades for the Chapter and Chapter Members

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