Beta Psi Chapter most honored award: The Purple Sash Award
Every chapter has the cheerleader, the one who goes the extra mile to do anything extra to help the chapter progress, advance, and thrive. Someone who is a worker and willing to go overboard. After two years of COVID-19 the chapter wanted to increase spirits and say “thank you and we care about you” in a special way, so it created the Purple Sash Award. The winners are inspirational leaders, value-driven leading from a deep sense of purpose and responsibility to create positive change in the Chapter. The award consists of a purple SIGMA sash and a 100-year SIGMA centennial pin.
Our inaugural winner is Dr. Jennifer Ham. She was so surprised when it was announced at the Board meeting which made it even more exciting and moving! Jennifer has been Newsletter/Publicity Chair for the past two years and has created a newsletter that could win awards on its own and the newsletter infuses connection, passion, and inspiration. Check it out on our Beta Psi website. Dr. Jennifer Ham is an Associate Professor at the Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) and a Certified Nurse-Midwife. She completed her DNP in 2020 from OHSU and has received numerous other awards from SIGMA Beta Psi Chapter. Jennifer graduated in the top 35% of her BSN program and was inducted into SIGMA, an honor she greatly cherishes and looks forward to many years of involvement. Through Jennifer’s approachability, creativity, innovation, and excellent communication skills she has built a Chapter newsletter that can be carried on for years to come!