Welcome to Alpha Tau Chapter
Rutgers School of Nursing
Newark - New Brunswick


Chapter News

  • Alpha Tau Chapter - Recipient of the 2021 CHAPTER KEY AWARD


    It is with great honor to announce that Alpha Tau Chapter was selected as Sigma's 2021 Chapter Key Award recipient.  Our chapter is now a two-time recipient of such award.  We at Alpha Tau Chapter would like to thank our board and members for contributing to our chapter's success.

    The past year was a challenging one. Without your support we would not be able to accomplish our goals and recognitions.  Once again thank you to all at Alpha Tau Chapter and Sigma, and congratulations. 

  • Congratulations Dr. Aluko, Dr. Avadhani, and Dr. Sensor

    Our chapter is pleased to announce that Dr. Avadhani, Dr. Aluko, and Dr. Sensor were selected to present at Sigma's 46th Biennial Convention from November 6 to 10th at Indianapolis, Indiana. 

    Join us during our 46th Biennial event by registering at the link provided. 
  • Letter from the President

    Dear colleagues,

    My name is Eleni Pellazgu, and I am the newly elected President of the Alpha Tau Chapter. I have been so honored to serve as your president-elect over the past two years. I am excited to take over the reins as President and look forward to working with all of you in the coming two years.

    Over the years since graduation from the Rutgers MSN program, you all grew to be considered my family, my home, my brothers/sisters, and I am so excited to introduce you to our chapter and new board. I want to thank Dr. Donna Fountain and the outgoing members for their work and support.

    For the upcoming two-year term, I hope you all come together and continue to accomplish our continued goals in providing many scholarships for the nursing students and the newly graduates. We are also looking forward to providing excellent educational activities for all of us with prestigious speakers. We aim to continue with our robust mentorship program that has taken off and invite all of you to become mentors and mentees to each other. The main initiative is to continue our philanthropic endeavors benefiting local organizations.

    COVID-19 has taken a toll on all of us. Still, we are to continue with our wonderful induction ceremonies for our new members and significant social events either in person or online.

    These goals can be achieved with everyone's help, input, and our board members' support.

    We welcome a few new and returning officers, including those who were newly elected:

    Vice President - Avril Keldo, Secretary - Sol Angélica Muñiz, Faculty Counselors - Dr. Barbara Canella and Dr. Tracy Vitale, Treasurer - Annie Pajaro,  and Member - Avril Keldo.

    Sherry Stein leads our Governance Committee.

    Our Leadership Succession Committee is headed by Dr. Donna Fountain 

    Lastly, our Mentorship program is groomed by Dr. Hila Aluko.

    Our 2023 President-elect is Dr. Kara Kaldawi and Dr. Amita Avadhami is a former President.

    We are looking for "new blood" to help us grow stronger and support our profession.

    Our classic events are our standard meetings accompanied by healthcare lecture series, research and educational events, Founders' Day Event in October, and our Annual Induction and Awards Ceremony in May.

    This great group of Alpha Tau Nurse Leaders is excited to serve you over the coming biennium.

    More to come. Please stay safe and enjoy the rest of the summer.

    See you in the Fall!!

    Respectfully, Eleni Pellazgu, Chapter President

  • Congratulations to Sherry Stein

    We at Alpha Tau are very excited to share with all of you that our Past-President and current board member, Sherry Stein, MS, RN, APN, ACNP-BC will receive the prestigious Mary Anne Rooney Essence of Nursing Award. This award will be presented by the New Jersey Consortium STTI during our celebration of Founder's day on October 5th via an online ceremony.

  • Alpha Tau Chapter receives the Showcase of Regional Excellence Award!

    https://www.oneclickevents.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/We-Did-It.png CONGRATULATIONS ALPHA TAU!  

    The Alpha Tau Chapter is excited to announce that we have received the Showcase of Regional Excellence Award, demonstrating a commitment by Alpha Tau Chapter to Sigma President Riccardi's Infusing Joy Call to Action. Please see the attached award letter for more information.

  • Message from the President

    Dear Alpha Tau members:

    Thank you for your support at the NJ Consortium of Sigma Nursing Founders Day Dinner, 2019.  

    We are proud of Dr. Judith Caruso the receipt of the MaryAnne Rooney and Dominique Flores for the Rising Star awards.

    Next year, I hope more members will be able to join 

    Warm regards,
    Donna Fountain, Ph.D., RN

Chapter Excellence


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