Future Chapter Meetings
All business meetings will be held at 5:30 at the Holyoke Medical Center*
*unless noted otherwise
Thursday October 12, 2017- Elms College, Lyons Center, Room 107
Tuesday November 14, 2017
Thursday December 7, 2017- Chapter Induction- UMass, Amherst
Tuesday February 13, 2018
Thursday March 15, 2018
Wednesday April 11, 2018- Scholarship Day, Log Cabin- Holyoke
Tuesday May 8, 2018
STTI Biennial Convention October 2017- Indianapolis, Indiana
Beta Zeta at Large Chapter members at Sigma Biennial Convention in Indianapolis (with our 12th Chapter Key Award): Michele McKelvey, PhD, RN; Mary Ellen Burke, MS, RN; Nancy Thompson, MS, RN; Sheila Rucki, PhD, RN, and Karen Rousseau, PhD, RN
Parade of Flags at Opening Ceremony
Chapter President Nancy Thompson with Maria from Portugal
Beta Zeta Chapter Leaders: Delegate and Counselor Mary Ellen Burke, MSN, RN (UMass), President Nancy Thompson, MS, RN (UMass), and Governance Chair Michelle McKelvey, Ph.D, RN (Westfield State University).
Annette Wysocki, Ph.D, RN presented Nursing Research: The State of the Science at Beta Zeta at Large meeting on October 12, 2017 at Elms College. She addressed progress in nursing research, trends in educational programs, scientific advances, and ended with a rich discussion on threats to progress.
STTI Nursing Research Conference July 2017- Dublin, Ireland
Mary Ellen Burke, MSN, RN UMass, Amherst presents her research
Also in attendance and presenting: UMass Amherst Dean Stephen Cavanagh, Pamela Asselton and Cynthia Gaudet
Chapter Charter Amendment Ceremony &
Westfield State University Induction
On April 22, 2017 the Beta Zeta at Large Chapter Charter
was amended to include Westfield State University.
Julie Jones- STTI Regional Chapters Coordinating Committee Chair
Marcia Scanlon- Westfield State University
Nancy Thompson- President BetaZeta at Large
Congratulations to our colleagues at Westfield State University
Welcome again to Beta Zeta at Large Chapter!
Scholarship Day 2017
Chapter President Nancy Thompson, MS, RN welcomes attendees
Elizabeth Henneman, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN delivers keynote address on patient safety
Daniel Boyle humbly accepts the STTI Friend of Nursing Award
from Jean Walachy Chapter Communication Chair
Donna Polverini and Jean Walachy with AIC volunteers
Student scholars enjoying the event
Beta Zeta at Large 2016 Induction Ceremony
On December 1st, 158 new members were inducted into our chapter
at American International College, Springfield MA.
Karen Rouseau, PhD, RN welcomed inductees, families, friends and faculty.
Councilors that coordinated the induction process are seated from left:
Moira O'Shea MSN, RN (AIC), Chapter President Nancy Thompson, Keynote speaker Marcia Scanlon, DNP, RN
Christine Schrauf, PhD, RN (Elms College) and Mary Ellen Burke, MSN, RN (U Mass Amherst)
President of Beta Zeta at Large Nancy Thompson MSN, RN
spoke about the mission and opportunities associated with membership.
Keynote speaker Marcia Scanlon PhD, RN of Westfield State University
compared the characteristics of nursing students to Olympic athletes.
She cited their passion, resilience, teamwork, power of emotion and clear vision to accomplish their scholarly excellence.
Four happy Elms College inductees from left:
Inna Matishevsky, Samantha Licorci, chapter Webmaster Carolee Arsenault MSN, RN
Kayla Levereault, and Ilya Filistovich
Beta Zeta at Large Fall Program 2016
"Humor and Nursing"
Misch Whitacker, BS, 2007 graduate of UMass College of Nursing,
was the keynote speaker at the November 2016 Beta Zeta at Large Chapter Program.
Misch does improv comedy in the Boston area where she also works as an RN with the homeless.
Jean Walachy, Communication committee member highlighted
Beta Zeta at Large activities at a local Rotary Club meeting.
Biennial Convention 2015 Las Vegas Nevada
From left: J. Walachy, K. Pereira, G. Bean, N. Thompson,
M. Hogan, S. Rucki, D. Zucker, P. Cumin
Donna Zucker PhD RN FAAN presents a study she co-authored
Whatever happens in Vegas....