RANDOLPH, VT -- Vermont Technical College recently announced that 118 candidates in the associate's degree in nursing program have been invited to join the top honor society for AD nurses in the nation. VTC's newly formed chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society, founded by the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, promotes scholarship and academic excellence in the profession of nursing.

Local students include: Savanna Aiken from West Danville; Megan Fenoff from Danville; Kathryn Davis and Denise Goodwin, both from Lyndon Center; Lindsay Johnson from Concord; Tina Keach from Waterford; Nicole Leigh from Passumpsic; Jennifer Brown, Bridget McGough and Darcy Mitchell, all from Lyndonville; and Eric Kierstead from St. Johnsbury.

"This is a tremendous honor for the students selected," said Prof. Michelle Wade, co-coordinator of the Alpha Delta Nu chapter at VTC. "They have proven themselves not only to be stellar students but also have demonstrated a deep commitment to the profession they are joining."

The Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society was established by the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing in the spring of 2012. Vermont Technical College is chartered as the Chi Chapter -- the third chapter established among a growing group that is up to 31 chapters in 11 states.

To be considered for membership, students who have completed three semesters must: attain and maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all nursing courses; demonstrate conduct on campus and in the clinical areas that reflect integrity and professionalism; complete a group community service project during the first eight weeks of the spring semester.

Formal induction into Alpha Delta Nu will take place at Vermont Tech's honors convocation at the Randolph Campus Center on April 11. Inductees will receive special Alpha Delta Nu pins and cords, which will be worn at both the convocation and graduation ceremonies.


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