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EPSILON THETA CHAPTER

Influence to Advance Global Health & Nursing

Epsilon Theta Chapter has been issued a call by the current STTI President, Dr. Cathy Catrambone, to Influence to Advance Global Health and Nursing. As a chapter with a long history of influencing the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing and the surrounding community. Our vision is to continue to work with our members and our community  uphold the honor society's mission of advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

 

Chapter President, Megan Pfitzinger Lippe, wishes to extend you a warm welcome to the Epsilon Theta Chapter. We look forward to seeing you at many upcoming events. Please like us on Facebook- Sigma Theta Tau-Epsilon Theta Chapter- to keep up date on events. We also regularly update this website to keep you informed. Make sure your email address is current so you can also receive our quarterly emails! 

What's New from STTI? 

 Thank you to our chapter donors! Alexandra Anthony, Laura Benton, Leslie Davis, Mitzi Dreher, Glenda Joiner-Rogers, Caroline Murphy, Andrew Peters, Megan Pfitzinger, Bobbie Sterling, Billye Brown, Mitzi Dreher, Ferne Kyba, Sandra Oliver, Barbara Rossmann, Rita Spinn, Linda Yoder

We are so grateful for your support of STTI and our Chapter!

 

 

Welcome New Officers! We look forward to working with you this biennium!

      

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES, DR BROWN! 

 

 

What's New on the Epsilon Theta Circle?


CHAPTER KEY AWARD WINNERS!!!

    

Our hard work paid off. The Epsilon Theta Chapter has been selected to receive a Chapter Key Award at the 2015 Biennium Convention. The Chapter Key Awards, established in 1991, honor STTI chapters that excel in chapter-related activities such as: membership recruitment and retention, publicity and programming, professional and leadership development, and local, national and international collaboration.

We are so excited to have been selected to receive this honor. We were recognized for our successful programs and our ongoing improvements/ enhancements to the chapter. The selection committee shared some of the following feedback with us:

Very nicely completed with good points for other chapters. In Leadership and Development the intern and extern programs were well described and can be used as a model.”

“Your chapter should be commended on the excellent focus on research and advancing nursing practice… Your presentations at professional conferences are outstanding!! Scholarship and research grants awarded are outstanding!!! You chapter demonstrates professionalism and scholarship along with compassion and leadership! What an amazing chapter!! Great scholarly work!! “

MEMBERSHIP SURVEY!

We Want to Hear From You:

We want to find out how we can maximize your Epsilon Theta membership experience. Please follow the link below and complete a brief (~10 minute) survey for a chance to win a chapter t-shirt!

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4Iz2FubnoApOAQZ

Check out our Spring 2016 Newsletter!

 


 

Mark Your Calendars- Upcoming Chapter Events


 Induction- April 8, 2016, University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing (more details to come)

Click on the Quick Links on the right to find out more about us and see pictures from recent events!

Janis Carelock Excellence in Teaching Award and Scholarship

CURRENT FUNDS RAISED TO DATE- $3475
Donors: Wayne Carelock, Paul and Shearon Horton, Merrick and Katherine Meese, Amy Holland, Kenneth and Gloria Wagner, Harold and Anna Hans, Martha Meraviglia

In August 2013, the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing lost a premiere educator, Janis Carelock, after a courageous five year battle with cancer. During her tenure at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Janis conveyed a passion for nursing and a determination to mold her students to be the best nurse possible. She was incredibly dedicated to her students and motivated them to achieve a level of nursing expertise that they themselves never thought possible.

Students often said that Janis was warm and caring, while also a little bit intimidating due to her intellect, incredible knowledge, and wealth of nursing experience. Even during her fight with cancer, Janis remained a dedicated educator, recording podcasts of her lectures from her hospital bed so that students would not fall behind on their learning. Any of Janis’ students will say that she was incredibly influential in helping them to become the nurse they are today. Her death marked a sad time for untold numbers of UT Nursing students, alumni, and faculty.

The Epsilon Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing wanted to honor the significant contribution Janis made to the nursing education by creating an Excellence in Teaching Award and a scholarship named in Janis’ honor.

The Excellence in Teaching Award will be presented to a faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing who, by student nomination, has proven themselves to be a dedicated and exemplary educator. Similarly, in order to acknowledge Janis’ unfailing commitment to her students, a scholarship fund has been created that will be awarded annually to a student member of STTI who demonstrates strong academic merit and a commitment to pursuing a career in nursing education.

In order to maximize the benefit of the Janis Carelock Scholarship, the Board of Directors of the Epsilon Theta Chapter is asking for donations that will be added to the scholarship fund. Our intention is that the scholarship will be a permanent award granted to one outstanding student annually.

If you or someone you know was strongly impacted by Janis, either as a student or professional, we ask that you please consider giving to this fund. We also ask that you widely distribute information about this call for contributions.

Please submit your donations in check form, made out to Epsilon Theta. Checks can be delivered to the front desk at the School of Nursing or sent via mail to: Linda Yoder, Treasurer, Epsilon Theta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, 1710 Red River, Austin, TX 78701

Thank you for helping us to memorialize Janis and to continue influencing the lives of students and recognizing dedicated educators in her honor.

 

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