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Welcome to the Beta Upsilon Chapter

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.

Congratulations to our Spring 2018 Inductees

The Beta Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International held their Spring 2018 Induction Ceremony at the scenic Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Keynote speaker, Dr. Heather Ross, provided a presentation titled “Health policy: Every Nurse’s Responsibility”.

The honored Spring 2018 inductees included the following:
Prelicensure Inductees: Sabrina Bare, Kyle Blair, Kayli Brittain, Natalie Costello, Marie Hodges, Bridgette Kasprzyk, Larissa Lyman, Heidi Martinez, Elyssa Margolin, Takara Naylor, Bailey Niznik, Alyanna Palmer, Allyson Rappleyea, Ana Samuels, Natalie Spoehr, and Allison Tooms.

RN-BSN/CEP Inductees: Marina Alcarez, Tera Asseln, Jared Brimhall. Michelle Delorenzo, Beatriz Ortega, and Tiffany Truong.

Graduate Students Inductees: Jasmine Bhatti, Jennifer Brown, Thea Davis, Kylee Huebsch, Lihong Ou, Allegra Shepard, Audrick Yee, and Lorryn Zephier.

Following the induction pledge lead by Dr. Therese Speer for the inductees, the special Chapter scholarship awards were presented by Dr. Kim Day. The Gary Brown Scholarship for community service was awarded to Deborah White. The Barbara Fargotstein Scholarship recognizing ethics in practice was awarded to Stephanie Dailey. The Nancy Melvin Scholarship for research expenses was shared by Aliria Rascon and Stephanie De Santiago. To conclude the ceremony, the newly elected Beta Upsilon Chapter board members were recognized: Kim Day as Vice President, Heidi Sanborn as Communication Web Master, Lorraine Hirani as Nurse Leader Counselor, Rebecca Tolino as Treasurer and Jackie Beals as Secretary.

A special Thank-you to our Beta Upsilon Chapter donors: Julie Karcis, Pauline Komnenich, Denise Link, Barbara Miller, Shannon Perry, Teri Pipe, Cheryl Schmidt and B Zager.

Chapter News

  • STTI FALL 2017 INDUCTION-Beta Upsilon Chapter

    The Fall STTI induction ceremony for the Beta Upsilon Chapter took place on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. 

    Congratulations to our Fall 2017 Inductees
    Click here to see event photos

    The keynote speaker was Lesly Kelly, PhD, RN, a health services researcher focusing on hospital-based nursing research and patient outcomes. Her presentation on compassion fatigue and burnout, encouraged both seasoned and new nurses to watch for the signs and symptoms. 

    Dr. Kristel McGhee provided a poster on her topic “Depression Screening and Glycated Hemoglobin Levels: Diabetes Follow-Up Measures” and Dr. Kala Sugathan provided a poster on her topic “Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Led Transitional Care Program to Prevent Hospital Readmissions”. These two graduate DNP students were provided scholarships from the STTI Beta Upsilon Chapter for the opportunity to present their graduate work at national and international STTI conferences.

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