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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

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STTI Spring 2014 Induction from Barbara Miroballi on Vimeo.


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Spring 2014 Induction Ceremony Summary

The Spring 2014 Induction was held at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center on May 12, 2014. Joanne T. Clavelle, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network, was the guest speaker and presented “Structural Empowerment and the Nursing Practice Environment in Magnet® Organizations.” The induction was presided over by Dr. Katherine Kenny, Beta Upsilon Chapter’s President. The inductees included 37 Prelicensure students, 5 RN-BSN students, 12 Graduate students, and 5 Community Nurse Leaders.

The Spring 2014 Chapter awards were presented to the following members:

•Beatrice Kastenbaum for Excellence in Education, specializing in simulation

•Dr. Carol Stevens for Excellence in Leadership, the current President of the Arizona Nurses Association

•Dr. Evelyn Cesarotti for Excellence in Mentorship, mentoring many faculty and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) students throughout the years

•Dr. Maribeth Gallagher for Excellence in Practice, advocating for persons with dementia.

The Gary Brown Community Service Scholarship was presented to Kelly Schultz, a DNP student who organized Maricopa Medical Center employees in charitable activities, such as adopting families at Christmas and serving meals to people who were homeless at St. Vincent de Paul.

The newly elected board members for 2014-2016 are as follows:
Lisa Klein, Recording Secretary; Crystal Jenkins, Treasurer; Kelly Froehlich, Nurse Leader Counselor; and Barbara Miroballi, Communications Director/ Webmaster.

The following officers will continue for this term: Katherine Kenny, President; Rebecca Tolino, First Vice President; Shirley Kleinlein, Corresponding Secretary; Cynthia Holcomb, Faculty Counselor; Kimberly Vana, Archivist; and Therese Speer, Leadership Succession Chair.

Special thank you’s were extended to Barbara Fargotstein, outgoing Recording Secretary, and Kay Jarrell, outgoing Nurse Leader Counselor, for their outstanding service and commitment to Beta Upsilon Chapter. We also thank Ashley Bustamonte, Administrative Secretary, for her significant role in planning and supporting this function.

Summary written by Kimberly Vana

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