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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 date for Fall 2016 events

Fall business meeting: October 24, 2016 5pm ASU Health North building Room 101

Fall induction ceremony: December 10, 2016 TBA

Video pictures of 2016 Spring 40th Chapter Anniversary Celebration and Spring 2016 Induction Ceremony

Spring 2016 induction from Barbara Miroballi on Vimeo.



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Chapter News

  • 40th Anniversary Beta Upsilon Chapter and Spring 2016 Induction Ceremony notes

    May 2016 Spring 2016 Induction Ceremony

    The Spring 2016 Induction was held at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center on Saturday, May 7, 2016. President Kathy Kenny welcomed everyone and announced Beta Upsilon Chapter’s 40th Anniversary. The Beta Upsilon Chapter Scholarship Award of $500 was established in honor of Barbara Fargotstein, a founding member of our chapter.

    Dr. Cheryl Schmidt was the guest speaker and spoke about her years in the Red Cross as a shelter volunteer, “The American Red Cross and Nurses: A Perfect Fit!”

    Four awards were presented to Beta Upsilon members. Dr. Denis Link was awarded the Excellence in Leadership Award. Prof. Beatrice Kastenbaum was awarded the Excellence in Education Award, and Dr. Debra Hagler was awarded the Excellence in Mentorship Award. Prof. Kathleen LuPone received the Nancy Melvin Scholarship Award.

    The 51 inductees included: 23 Prelicensure students, 3 Concurrent Enrollment Program students, 15 RN/BSN students, 8 Graduate students, and 2 Nurse Leaders.

    Barbara Fargotstein won the raffle for the weekend donated by the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center.

    The attendees donated several bags of underwear, socks, and toiletries to help support the Casa de Elisabeth Orphanage in Imuris, Mexico. Orphanage Aid International will deliver these items to the orphanage.

    Note provided by Kim Vana Archivist

  • Spring 2016 Business Meeting Notes

    Dr. Kathy Kenny, President, called the meeting to order. Dr. Kimberly Vana presented “Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”

    Therese Speer, President-Elect, gave a report on the STTI convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada in Fall 2015, which had 2500 attendees. The new President’s Cathy Catrambone’s Call to Action has four calls: Advocacy, Influence through Policy, Philanthropy, and Life-Long Learners. The delegates voted to change the bylaws: replacing “schools” with “higher education.” “At-Large chapters” will be encouraged in communities without local higher education centers. These chapters will affiliate with another higher education chapter.

    Dr. Kathy Kenny described the awards and scholarships that were available and encouraged the membership to log on to the chapter website to review the details. Members are encouraged to nominate members for these awards by emailing a board member by April 1, 2016.

    Jackie Beals and her task force presented three proposals for reducing the financial burden of undergraduate students joining STTI while paying fees associated with graduation. The membership voted to use $1000 in the Fall term and $2000 in the Spring term to pay the induction fees and membership dues for students with significant financial needs. Cyndi Holcomb will call STTI and determine how the chapter may pay these induction fees and membership dues. The membership also voted to offer $500 to students who are giving a presentation at STTI conferences in the United States and $1000 for students giving a presentation at international STTI conferences.

    Cyndi Holcomb presented a list of student and nurse leader applicants: 2 community leaders, 8 graduate students, 16 RN-BSN students, 3 Concurrent Enrollment Program students, and 23 Traditional undergraduate students. All applicants were accepted for membership.

    Kelly Schmidt presented the job descriptions for all open positions on the board: secretary, vice-president, and community counselor. Members were encouraged to email Kelly if they were interested in running for an office.

    Dr. Kimberly Vana spoke about the needs of the children at Casa de Elizabeth Orphanage in Imuris, Mexico, and the membership agreed to continue the donations of underwear, socks, and hygiene items.
    Notes provided by Dr. Kimberly Vana (Archivist)

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