In a ceremony in Bangor, five UMA nursing students were inducted into the Sigma honor society. The UMA Nursing Program is a member of the Omicron Xi at Large Chapter of Sigma, which also includes the University of Maine and Husson University Nursing Programs. Sigma is the only international nursing honor society and has as a mission to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.
This spring UMA faculty nominated 20 undergraduate nursing students who met the eligibility requirements for membership including:
- Completing half of the nursing curriculum,
- Achieving academic excellence (3.0 or higher),
- Ranking in the upper 35th percentile of the graduating class, and
- Meeting the expectation of academic integrity.
On April 28, 2019, the successful nominees, Danielle Doyon of Waterville, Karen Dunn of Winthrop, Hilary Harkins of Waldoboro, Veronica Harriman of Machias, and Caitlin Miller of Whitefield were inducted in a ceremony attended by Dr. Lynne King, Professor of Nursing and Program Coordinator, Dr. Brenda McAleer, Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Associate Provost, and Jonathan Henry, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing.