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Welcome to the Alpha Chapter!
2019 Alpha Chapter Officers

This is the 2019-2020 Board at STTI Headquarters


A message from the Alpha Chapter President: 

Hello, Alpha Members!

I am pleased to serve as your President (2018-2020). Jonell Allen from IUPUI is our treasurer, and Judy Young is our secretary. Lori Pajakowski from IU South Bend is President-Elect with Angela Opsahl serving at Vice President. Cheryl Crisp is an immediate past president. Dr. Opsahl will be in charge of planning our programs as well as spring induction. We have several new counselors who have been added to the team. We are pleased to welcome IU Fort Wayne as a part of Alpha chapter. We also have added a counselor for community leaders (Sharon Jones--her home campus is IUSB).  

Please join me in welcoming all members of your leadership team. Our counselors (with their email information) are:

Adams, Sara

sabadams@iun.edu

Northwest

Chang, Pei-Shiun

pc21@indiana.edu

Bloomington

East, Karen

kleast@iupuc.edu

Columbus

Evans, Cindy

cinevans@iue.edu

East

Hamash, Kawther

khamash@iu.edu

Ft. Wayne

Padgett, Tonya

tonpadge@iu.edu

Indianapolis

Reiss, Paula

preiss@iu.edu Indianapolis

Whitmore, Bridget

bwhitmor@iuk.edu

Kokomo

Mattingly, Julie

jmattinglydnprn@gmail.com

Southeast

Ludy, Kristy

kludy@iu.edu

South Bend

Jones, Sharon

jones240@iusb.edu

Nurse Leader Counselor

 

Have you ever thought about being a chapter leader? We have many committees from which you can choose to begin your journey as a chapter leader. Please contact any of us if you think chapter leadership could be in your future.
Here is our most current listing of committee chairs: 

Henson, Patti

Awards Committee Chair

pkhenson@iu.edu

Busby, Katie

L/S Chair

klruth@iu.edu

Grizzle, Teresa

L/S Committee Member

grizzle.teresa@gmail.com

Kiger, Christina

L/S Committee Member

christina.kiger77@gmail.com

Ellis, Rebecca

Research Committee Chair

rjbartle@iu.edu

 

We also want to know what you would like to know about membership, future plans, etc. The chapter leadership is here to serve our members, and we want all Alpha members to have a great experience. So please help us by sharing your thoughts. My email is shendric@iu.edu.

Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month from 4:00-6:00 pm EST. If you are interested in sitting in on a meeting, please contact me, and I will forward you the phone number and link.

Angela Opsahl will also need volunteer help with planning programs and also induction. These are a great way to get involved and meet the other members.

A special thank you to all members, we appreciate you. I look forward to serving you throughout my tenure as a chapter leader.

Susan M. Hendricks, EdD, RN, CNE

Dean & Professor

Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing

 

Alpha Chapter is affiliated with Indiana University School of Nursing and has a proud history as the founding chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (see Video and About Us tab).

Alpha Chapter and Indiana University School of Nursing, 600 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46202

 


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  • Congratulations to Dr. Angela Opsahl!

    Alpha Chapter would like to congratulate Angela Opsahl, DNP, RN, DPHQ, Vice President of Alpha Chapter on her election to serve as the Region 9 Coordinator for Sigma. Congratulations!! We know you will represent us well.
  • Apply now for Alpha Chapter Awards and Scholarships!

    Apply now for Alpha Chapter Awards and Scholarships!  Applications and instructions can be found under the "Resources" tab or in the Chapter Library under the file Alpha Chapter Award and the Scholarships file.  Applications are due March 1st to Patti Henson, RN-BC, MSN, Awards Committee Chair.   

  • What's Next? A Virtual Tour of Sigma

    Want to learn more about the benefits of your Sigma membership?? 

    There are many opportunities and benefits for you to take advantage of as a Sigma member! Attend this session to take a tour of the "My Membership" portal, where you'll create your membership experience!

    More information is available in "International Events" on the Alpha homepage. 

    What's Next? A Virtual Tour of Sigma
    15 October at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.
    Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2498228257770217229
  • Apply now for research and EBP grants!

    Apply now for Alpha Chapter's research grant or evidence-based practice award! Up to $5,000 is awarded. Application and instructions can be found on Alpha's website, under the "Resources" tab. Applications are due on October 1 to Dr. Rebecca Ellis, Research Committee Chair.

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