Mercy Mondays: Sigma Phi Sigma honors seniors and new leaders, applications now open for membership
Established as the national mercy honor society in 1951, Sigma Phi Sigma promotes the values of scholarship, fidelity and service to the community. Students who are accepted to Sigma Phi Sigma promise to uphold these values and carry forward the tradition and practices of mercy in their studies, profession and vocation.
On Sunday, April 23, Sigma Phi Sigma recognized its graduating seniors at the Senior Pinning Ceremony.
After an invocation from Shawn Quinn’23, president Kelli J. Armstrong shared a welcome. Then Sarah Belling ’23, executive board president for 2022-23, gave a charge to the seniors, and Sister Therese Antone, chancellor, blessed the pins and cords.
Dr. Linda Forsberg, adjunct professor in the Department of Religious and Theological Studies, shared her thoughts as keynote speaker.
Co-moderators Dr. Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley, vice president for mission integration, and Mary Beth Pelletier ’06, (M) ’12, program manager for mission integration, recognized graduating seniors Sarah Belling ’23, Shawn Quinn ’23, and Jillian Gaffga ’23 for their leadership. They have been active executive board members for two consecutive years, and they also had three years of dedication as members of Sigma Phi Sigma since their indication in 2020.
The Class of 2023 members of Sigma Phi Sigma are: Sydney Austin, Hannah Autenrieth, Sarah Belling, Sarah Engel, Jillian Gaffga, Miranda Gallagher, Emily Gibson, Mackenna Hadawi, Jasmine Jobe, Lia-Sophie Keller, Bethany A. Martin, Maxwell McFarland, Meghan Mills, Kathleen Mountcastle, Liadan O’Connor, Saarah Papineau, Grace Pelletier, Brittany Philippi, Shawn Quinn, Hannah Rossman, Morgan Shuey, Sophia Strazza and Olivia Thomas.
The executive board of Sigma Phi Sigma for 2023-24 was installed at the ceremony. Its newest executive board members are: Isabelle Cole ’24, president; Lindsey Smith ’24, vice president; Jacob Stolberg ’25, secretary; Patrick Voli ’24, treasurer; Brianna Getzoff ’24, public relations; and Sarah Holcolm ’24, senior advisor.
Sigma Phi Sigma membership applications are open
In its 72nd year as a society, Sigma Phi Sigma is looking for applicants and nominations.
Applicants must be full-time rising sophomore, junior, or senior students and must have two remaining semesters at Salve Regina before graduation. To fulfill the three pillars of Sigma Phi Sigma, applicants must display scholarship, fidelity, and service. This is demonstrated by having a 3.4 cumulative GPA, displaying evidence of upholding the mission and values of Salve Regina University, and clearly demonstrate a commitment to volunteer service to the University or community.
Each member is required to attend monthly meetings, complete required community service each semester, support certain University events and attend academic events.
If a staff or faculty member has a student to nominate for Sigma Phi Sigma, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the student’s full name, year of graduation and reasoning for recommendation.
The executive board will reach out to all nominated students and invite them to apply for membership to Sigma Phi Sigma.
Students do not need a nomination to apply. If a student is interested in applying to Sigma Phi Sigma, they are encouraged to do so by completing this online application no later than July 1.
For any questions, please email email@example.com.
This post is part of an ongoing series called Mercy Mondays that highlights Salve Regina’s dedication to its Mercy Mission. Search the tag Mercy Mission for more updates on the Mercy branches of Salve Regina.