Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Rho Chapter History
The Gamma Rho chapter was officially chartered by Sigma Theta Tau International on April 26, 1978. Maureen Niland, STT national treasurer, installed the officers and conducted the proceedings.
This celebration was the beginning of the University of Utah's chapter in the National Honor Society of Nursing. Fifteen members transferred from other chapters and 78 new members were inducted. College of Nursing Dean Madeline Leininger and the first chapter president, Joan Uhl, offered comments. Sister Francelyn Reeder, vice president of Gamma Rho, gave the closing remarks.
Chapter officers included Secretary Margaret Adamson, Treasurer Liz Close and Archivist Kay Carbol. Elizabeth Moses and Kathy McCance were the chapter’s advisors. The nurses who founded our Gamma Rho Chapter were true nursing leaders.
Gamma Rho strives to honor the commitment of these leaders by following their example in the support of nursing leadership, scholarship, education and research.