bout Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large 
The Chapter Welcomes You as a member. The Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large members are nurse leaders in the community and nursing students from University of Colorado College of Nursing, Anschutz Medical Campus and Regis University, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions Loretta Heights School of Nursing, Colorado Christian University School of Nursing and Health Sciences (member since 2013), and Metropolitan State School of Nursing (member since 2014).

The Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large enjoys a distinguished history.  Ours was the 1st at-Large Chapter within Sigma. In June 2016 the Chapter celebrated it's 50th Anniversary with a 50th Jubilee Event and Dinner. It was a wonderful evening during which we enjoyed acknowledging our past leaders, our heritage, and our future. 

Many nurse leaders and nurse students from the surrounding Denver-Metro area health systems enjoy the honor of Sigma membership.

Chapter member received coveted award!

Rachel Whittaker, BSN, RN, CPN was selected from 400 international nominees to receive the National Patient Safety Foundation DAISY Award!! She was selected because of her leadership, compassion, and family-centered care during difficult end-of-life decisions. CONGRATULATIONS RACHEL!!


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Chapter News

  • Save the Date 10/25/2021

    Hello All Alpha Kappa Chapter at Large Members!
    Please save the date for our annual fall event. 
    Monday, October 25, 2021, 5:30 p.m.  to 7:00 p.m.
    More information to come. We will have a speaker and an opportunity for giving back to our community. 
    Congratulation again to our members on getting the Chapter Key Award. 
    Roxane England, Chapter President.
  • Opportunity to Apply for Research Award

    STTI-AKAL provides its members with an opportunity to apply for the 2021-2022 research award. Download and complete the application form from LINK: https://thecircle.sigmanursing.org/groups/group-home/library

    Sign in on your Sigma account then in Folders- you will find the form

    Applications for the award are due October 15, 2021 (Cycle 1) and February 15, 2022 (Cycle 2). We look forward to receiving your applications!

    The Research Committee invites you to share your professional and personal achievements for the STTI-AKAL 2022 Spring Newsletter Issue. Please submit grants, publications, conference presentations, and any other accomplishments to the Research Committee by December 1, 2021. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at swang@regis.edu (Research Chair, Dr. Shu-Yi Emily Wang).

  • Nightingale Luminary

    Heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Shu-Yi (Emily) Wang, chapter member and 2021 Nightingale Luminary Award winner! Thank you for exemplifying excellence in nursing and for your inspiring work!
    The Nightingale event will be held October 16, 2021.
  • Chapter Key Award

    Congratulations to all members of Alpha Kappa at Large! Our chapter is a recent first-time winner of the prestigious Chapter Key award! Special thanks to our president, Roxane England and to our Region 3 Coordinator and former Governance Chair, Karen Maxwell for their hours of work and dedication to chapter excellence.  Much appreciation to all!
  • 2021-2022 Board Meeting Dates are now scheduled

    The 2021-2022 Board Meeting Dates will be on the following days. The meetings are from 5:30-7:00 pm.
    August 30, 2021 
    September 27, 2021
    October 25, 2021 Fall Event
    November 22, 2021
    December - Induction
    January 24, 2022
    February 28, 2022
    March 28, 2022
    April 25, 2022 Spring Event
    June 3, 2022 Annual Board Retreat
  • Scholarship Recipients Announced! Congratulations!

    Recipients of the Chapter Scholarships:


    Morgan Taggart

    Jessica Vasquez


    Christl Reinig-Everett

    Holly Strain

    Shea Rasmussen


    Dana Kelley

    Adele Vrooman


    Katie Winkelman

    Kristina Cotterman

    Hannah Ambrose

    KC Lomonaco Haycraft

    Carli Alsop

    Patricia Kraus

    Jessica Bishop

    Sydney Harris

    Allison Harmon

    Gabrielle Diaz

  • Chapter Research Grants

    Please submit applications for Research Grants using the application forms in the library under "programs" folder. Any member of Sigma Alpha Kappa-at-large Chapter may apply for a research grant. Forward your proposal, application, and budget to swang@regis.edu
  • Alpha Kappa At-Large Research Grant Award Winners

    Dr. Kelly Henrichs from College of Nursing, University of Colorado, has been granted a research award for her study “Nursing Students’ Experiences with Mask Education (Mask-EDTM)”.

    Drs. Lisa Chappell, Karleen Goerke, Jodi Yeman, and Shu-Yi Wang (PI) from Loretto Heights School of Nursing, Regis University, have been granted a research award for their study “Satisfaction with Video-based Assessment Tools in Distance Learning”.

  • Board Members: Meeting dates for 2021

    January 25, 2021

    February 22, 2021

    March 22, 2021

    April 26, 2021         Spring Event                 

    May  24, 2021                                       No meeting

    June 4, 2021                           Annual Board Meeting

  • Fun times at the Rockies for Board Members

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