Honor Society


First Annual CHI PI STTI Sunset Glow Walk and Talk for Charity!

Hello everyone! Please join us for the First Annual CHI Pi STTI Sunset Glow Walk and Talk for Charity! Put on your walking shoes! On October 20th STTI's Chi PI chapter will be hosting their First Annual Sunset Glow Walk and Talk for Charity! Enjoy a chat with friends, family, faculty and staff while supporting The Pantry at Big Creek Missions. The Pantry serves over 800 local families! This feature event will occur at the Leslie County High School track at 8:30 pm on Thursday October 20th! Feel free to wear and/or bring items that glow in the dark! Some items will be provided! Walk a mile or more if you wish! The cost to join this fun, relaxing event will be only $10.00 (cash only, please) OR two non-perishable food items! Come join the fun! Support the local Leslie County community while you are in town for Faculty Meeting! Bring your friends and relatives! If you can't make it for the walk, the Chi PI Chapter of STTI will still accept any non-perishable food items or money that you wish to donate. You may bring any donations to the STTI table at the graduation ceremony. All proceeds will go directly to support The Pantry at Big Creek Missions. ​Please fill out and bring the attached waiver to the event. Thank you! ​

Chi Pi!

The Frontier Nursing University Honor Society is now a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Our chapter name is Chi Pi.  

Membership Drive

We have completed our 2016 membership drive. Thank you to those who accepted this invitation! If you were invited but did not accept it, you will have until August 14, 2017 to do so before the invitation is no longer valid. We will send out another round of invatation to those who meet criteria in Summer of 2017. In the meantime, if you feel that you meet criteria for a nurse leader(as stated below), please email beki.asti@frontier.edu with any questions.

Graduation 2016

Please mark your calendars for FNU Graduation 2016. To celebrate student success and support the Hyden community, Chi Pi will be sponsoring a 5K run/walk. Please, stay tuned for more information.


Chi Pi Mission/Vision

Frontier Nursing Honor Society

The mission of Chi Pi, and STTI, is to promote global health and wellness. The mission will be accomplished by supporting the efforts of STTI in promoting, advancing and recognizing nursing excellence through developing nursing scholarship, leadership and service. Chi Pi will achieve this vision as we:

  1. Recognize superior achievement.
  2. Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
  3. Foster high professional standards.
  4. Encourage creative work.
  5. Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.
  6. Provide opportunities for service to the community.

Membership Requirements

Graduate Students (Master's and Doctorate) must*:

  • have completed 1/4 of the nursing curriculum.
  • achieve academic excellence. (At schools where a 4.0 grade-point average system is used, this equates to a 3.5 or higher.)
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

*Students in graduate programs who are registered nurses, legally recognized to practice in their country and have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field, shall be eligible to be considered as a Nurse Leader at any point in the program.
Nurse Leader Candidates must:

  • be legally recognized to practice nursing in their country.
  • have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field.
  • demonstrate achievement in nursing.
  • Please contact our STTI Counselor, Beki Asti if you feel that you qualify as a nurse leader. Send a brief email to beki.asti@frontier.edu expressing your interest in being a member of STTI and include any supporting documents.


CLICK HERE for a list of current members.

Leadership Team

President: Mary K. Jones,
Vice President: Nancy Pesta Walsh,
Secretary: Dr. Dwynn Golden
Treasurer: Denise Orrill,
Counselor: Beki Asti,
Governance Committee Chair: Dr. Dwynn Golden
Leadership Succession Committee: Penny Wortman,
Finance Committee: Grace Ellen Urquhart,
Publicity Committee: Audra Malone,
Program Committee: Nancy Pesta Walsh,


Chi Pi Leadership Committee Openings:

We have openings on the Chi Pi leadership committee for the following positions:

Leadership Team: The Chi Pi Chapter of the STTI Honor Society has openings on the leadership team. If you are interested in becoming a part of this team, please complete the letter of interest and consent to serve form by June 15th, 2017. Completed forms need to be submitted to Dr. Penny Wortman, at penny.wortman@frontier.edu.

Consent to Serve Form

Letter of Interest

Open Positions of Chi Pi Chapter Leader

Governance Chair (1) and Committee member (1): Though the Governance Committee is not a part of the executive board structure, the honor society bylaws clearly state the Governance Committee is a required committee with at least 3-4 members. The members of this committee may be elected or appointed. Once all of the members have been selected for this committee, then the president is responsible for appointing the chair. The Governance Committee is responsible for bylaws adoption and amendments each biennium and works with the counselor(s) to support all phases of the induction process.

Secretary (1): The honor society secretary is responsible for recording and distributing meetings minutes, along with preparing and distributing honor society correspondence (in collaboration with publicity and/or other committees. Secretaries can chair and/or serve on committees as needed.

Leadership Succession Committee Member (1): The Leadership Succession Committee (LSC) is comprised of three (3) elected members who are responsible for developing members in organizational roles, selecting nominees for honor society leadership, preparing the election ballot and notifying candidates of election results. Often the LSC takes responsibility for overseeing the execution of elections

Vice President (1): Performs various responsibilities on behalf of the honor society or chapter. This position performs the duties of the president in the president’s absence. The Vice President also facilitates achievement of honor society goals and oversees at least two chapter programs each year. The Vice President often oversees the membership engagement efforts and frequently chairs or serves on committees as needed.

For specific information on the duties of each position, please see the STTI website

Please send letters of interest including qualifications to Dr. Penny Wortman (Penny.Wortman@frontier.edu) by July 7, 2016.