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STTI Massachusetts chapter inducts 115 new members


The Beta Zeta at Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International inducted 115 new members May 5 at College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass.

The chapter is composed of nursing programs at College of Our Lady of the Elms; American International College, Springfield, Mass.; and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.

In her opening remarks, chapter president Karen Rousseau, RN, MSN, reviewed the significance of the seal, the key and the coat of arms of STTI, whose mission is to improve the health of people worldwide through leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research.

Kathleen B. Scoble, RN, EdD, director of the College of Our Lady of the Elms nursing program, served as the keynote speaker.

The inductees included undergraduate and graduate students, along with students in RN-to-BSN, second-degree bachelor’s, DNP and nurse leader areas of study. Cynthia Gaudet, RN, MS, assistant professor of nursing, American International; Janet Moore, RN, PhD, GCNS, associate professor, College of Our Lady of the Elms; and Karen Kalmakis, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, assistant professor, UMass Amherst, coordinated the induction service and held orientation meetings for new inductees.


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