Welcome to the Xi Rho Chapter of STTI

    Clayton State University School of Nursing
    Morrow, Georgia


    Congratulations Xi Rho Members Debra Cody, Deb Gritzmacher, and Janie Shaw 

    25 years of service to Clayton State University                             


    Xi  Rho Members       

    2016 March of Dimes Honoree Laura Phillips with Nancy Capponi and March of Dimes Chair Dr. Lisa Eichelberger  

    Founder's Day 2017: Books for MD Roberts Middle School

    Collected Primary Books for Children in Clayton County 



    Dr. Hyunsook Jeong, Visiting Professor and Students

    Influence to Advance Global Health in Nursing

    Xi Rho Charter Members at the 20th Anniversary Celebration Spring 2017

    Grace Nteff, Janie Shaw, Susan Sanner, Kellie Nadeau, Debra Cody, Deborah  Gritzmacher, and Katrina Barnes



    Xi Rho Members Engaging in Advocacy at the Local Level in Clayton County Spring 2017


    Xi Rho Members Lisa Eichelberger, Crystal Marchant, Colleen Walters, Emily Kilburg, Laura Phillips, Elicia Collins, and Clayton State University School of Nursing Students  Collaboration at the local level by assisting evacuees from Savannah during Hurricane Irma Fall 2017

    Xi Rho member Colleen Walters Engaging in Advocacy at the Local Level at Martha Stillwell School of the Arts in Clayton County


    Graduate Symposium Pictures with Sister Callista Roy and the Epsilon Alpha, Pi Gamma, and Xi Rho Chapters




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    Chapter News

    • Congratulations to Our New Officers

      President Dr. Susan Sanner
      President Elect Dr. Lisa Smiley
      Vice President Ms. Elicia Collins
      Secretary Ms. Sue Gronka
      Treasurer Ms. Deborah Gritzmacher
      Leadership Succession Committee Dr. Victoria Foster and Ms. Han Dong
      Membership Counselors Dr. Sharon Jones and Ms. Emily Kilburg 
      Thank you to all of our newly elected officers as well as our officers continuing in their roles!
    • Election of Officers for 2018-2018 for the Xi Rho Chapter

      Thank you for your continued support of the Xi Rho chapter. It is time to elect officers for 2018-2020. Please use the link provided to cast your ballot by August 1, 2018 at noon. We are looking forward to a great year with Xi Rho!
    • Ms. Nadeau Welcomed to Campus for the Xi Rho Chapter Spring 2018 Induction Ceremony

      The Xi Rho Chapter was pleased to welcome back Ms. Kelly Nadeau to Clayton State University to speak to our new Xi Rho inductees, friends, family members, and faculty. Ms. Nadeau is a charter member of the chapter as well as a past chapter president. She shared her leadership insights that she has gained in her professional career. Currently she serves as the Healthcare Community Preparedness Director at the Georgia Department of Public Health. Please look for pictures of the Induction Ceremony to be posted soon. Also, a copy of the program will be saved in our chapter records section on our Sigma web page. Congratulations to all of our new inductees!
    • Elections for New Officers

      Hello Xi Rho Members,
      It is time to elect new officers for our chapter. We would like to think all of the officers whose terms have come to an end. Dr. Susan Sanner will be the chapter president from 2018-2020. We would like to present this slate of potential officers. If you are interested in one of the offices listed, please email me by Sunday, July 15, 2018. I will email you a consent form to serve and add your name to the ballot which will be emailed next week. 
      President-Elect Dr. Lisa Smiley
      Vice President Ms. Elicia Collins
      Treasurer Ms. Deborah Gritzmacher
      Leadership Succession Committee Ms. Han Dong and Dr. Victoria Foster
      Governance Committee Ms. Jasmine Williams
      Membership Counselor Ms. Emily Kilburg and Dr. Sharon Jones
      With kindness,
      Dr. Charlotte Swint
      Immediate Past President, Xi Rho Chapter
    • Sigma Charter Review Task Force

      Dr. Charlotte Swint has been selected to be a member of the 2017-2019 Charter Review Task Force for Sigma. This task force reviews charters for potential new chapters.
      Please be on the look out for emails from Sigma where volunteer opportunities are posted, and please consider submitting an application to volunteer at the regional or national level.
    • Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy

      Dr. Charlotte Swint, President of the Xi Rho Chapter, completed her participation in Sigma's Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy at the Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, IN. As a part of her academy experience, she presented a poster with Dr. Susan Buchholz, her Leadership Mentor, and Dr. Carol Winter, her Leadership Advisor, entitled, "Challenging the Process by Enabling Others to Act." She also presented a podium presentation with Dr. Deb Bailey, Director of the Leadership Academies for Sigma, Dr. Tammy Arms and Dr. Cindy Bemis, NFLA Scholars in Dr. Swint's cohort, entitled, "Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy: Advancing the Future of Nursing Education."

      The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy is sponsored by the Elsevier Foundation. The next cohort will be admitted in 2019. Applications are not yet available.
    • Report from the Biennial Convention

      Prof. Elicia Collins and Dr. Lisa Smiley served as the delegates from Xi Rho to Sigma Theta Tau's Biennial Convention in November 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Their report from the convention will be posted in the Xi Rho Circle Archives. Please take a look at the report, and thank them for their service as delegates for our chapter.
    • Retirement of Professor Janie Shaw and Dr. Debra Cody

      The Xi Rho Chapter would like to congratulate Prof. Janie Shaw and Dr. Debra Cody on their retirement from Clayton State University. Both professors served on Clayton State University's faculty for over 25 years. They both held leadership positions in the chapter numerous times, and they were both Charter Members of Xi Rho! Thank you both for your service to Clayton State and to Sigma!
    • Congratulations on Smith Award Nominations!!!!

      Congratulations to Lisa Smiley, Sue Gronka, and Han Dong on their Smith Award nominations at Clayton State University!
    • Please complete survey for chapter planning!

      ·     Xi Rho Planning Survey
      Please complete this survey by October 6, 2017, to help with chapter planning. The responses will be anonymous unless you choose to add your contact information.
      Thank you!
    • Chapter Meeting 9/29/2017, at 1:15 PM at the Olive Garden, Morrow, GA


      I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at 1:15 PM at the Olive Garden. I have called and requested a table for 15, but we can make room for anyone who is able to come. I have attached the agenda for tomorrow's meeting. If there are errors or omissions, please email me, and I will correct. 
      I have created a short survey for Xi Rho members to complete to help with planning. I have put the link on the agenda, and I am adding it here for you also (https://goo.gl/forms/5p9LtlfOnzgGqAw93). The results are anonymous unless you choose to add your contact information.

      I also wanted to apologize for not being able to complete the Lunch and Learn program. Dr. Buchholz did fly to Atlanta, but she left before Irma hit, and Dr. Winters was not able to make it to Atlanta at all. I will update you about my participation in the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy tomorrow. We will plan another chapter Lunch and Learn for next semester probably. 

      We do have an immediate need for a President Elect. If you are interested in this position, please let me know.

      With kind regards,

      Charlotte Swint, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, RN
      President, Xi Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
    • Congratulations Sue Gronka 2017 Faculty Member of the Year

      Congratulations to Sue Gronka on being selected as the School of Nursing's Faculty Member of the Year for 2017!
    • Dr. Jeong's Presentation

    • 2016 Xi Rho Chapter Officers

      President: Charlotte Swint (2 years) President Elect: Dee Tanner (2 years) Vice President: Susan Sanner (2 years) Secretary: Sue Gronka (1 year) Treasurer: Jennie Bergen (2 years) Leadership Succession Chair: V. Foster (1 year) Governance Committee Chair: S. Ashford (1 year) Counselors: S. Estes and C. Walters (2 years) Delegate One: Janie Shaw (2 years) Delegate Two: Jennell Charles (2 years) Alternate Delegate: Nancy Capponi (2 years) Online Delegate: Laura Pinkney (2 years) All positions are effective July 2016

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