Welcome to Beta Upsilon Webpage

The purposes of this Society shall be to:
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 profession

We encourage you join and participate in our events and in the Circle discussions.


Save the dates for Fall 2017 events

Fall business meeting: October 23, 2017

Time: 5:30-8:00 pm on ASU downtown campus, meeting room TBA.


2017 Fall Induction Ceremony: December 10, 2017

Luncheon and Induction ceremony 1pm-4pm

Scottsdale Resort and Convention Center

7700 E McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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Chapter News

  • Spring 2017 Induction Ceremony Notes (May 6, 2017)

    The Spring 2017 Induction was held at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center on Saturday, May 6, 2017. President, Dr. Therese Speer, welcomed everyone and spoke on the history of Sigma Theta Tau International.

    Professor Aliria Munoz and Hunter Flanagan, a student nurse, presented about their recent Study Abroad Trip to Peru, “Uncomfortable – That’s Where the Magic Happens!” The membership and guests enjoyed their firsthand accounts of their trip. 

    Five Excellence Awards and two scholarships were presented to our members.

    · Jennifer Green, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC received the Excellence in Education award

    · Brenda Morris, EdD, RN, CNE and Diann Muzyka, PhD, RN received the Excellence in Leadership awards

    ·  Barbara Miroballi, MEd, RN, received the Excellence in Mentorship award

    · Lesly Kelly, PhD, RN received the Excellence in Research award

    · Kimberly Vana, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, FNP-C received the Excellence in Practice award

    · Heidi Sanborn, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE was awarded the Nancy Melvin Scholarship Award

    · Virginia Livingston, MSN, RN was awarded the Gary Brown Scholarship Award

    The new member candidates were inducted in the induction ceremony. The 34 inductees included: 19 Prelicensure students, 3 Concurrent Enrollment Program students, 4 RN-BSN students, 7 Graduate students, and 1 Nurse Leader.  

    The chapter thanked Dr. Kelly Schultz for her service as the Leadership Succession Chair from May 2015 - May 2017.  The board members for the coming year were announced and presented:
    President - Therese Speer
    President-Elect - Cynthia Holcomb
    First Vice President - Kim Day, Treasurer
    Rebecca Tolino
    Secretary - Jacquelin Beals
    Governance Chair - Meredith Milowski
    Nurse Leader Counselor - Jennifer Green
    Archivist - LeAnn Dykstra
    Communications Director/Web Master - Barbara Miroballi
    Leadership Succession Chair - Kimberly Vana.

    Nathalie Rennell won the 50/50 raffle. The attendees graciously donated several bags of underwear, socks, and toiletries to help support the Casa de Elisabeth Orphanage in Imuris, Mexico and the Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.  

    Thank you to Archivist Dr. Kim Vana for her contribution of this synopsis.

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