2018 Holy Names University Induction
On April 7, 2018, Enna Trevethan, Region 1 Coordinator, addressed faculty, students, and guests at the annual Nu Xi at Large Induction Ceremony and Fay Bower Awards Event at Holy Names College. Dr. Trevethan, an HNU alumnus, and long term member of STTI, was the appropriate person to give the key note address in honor of Fay Bower, PhD, RN, former Chair of the School of Nursing at HNU, and past President of both Nu Xi and Sigma Theta International. AJ Benham, Nu Xi Counselor, organized the Induction event in collaboration with HNU staff and faculty. Fourteen students were inducted as new Chapter members. Inductees who attended the ceremony received honor cords and certificates of membership.
25th Anniversary Celebration A Success with Support from Sutter Health & Kaiser Permanente
Major donations from Sutter Health and Kaider Permanente, as well as other sponsors, provided underwriting to permit the free admission of students to 25th Anniversary Events and helped raise over $6,000 for additional scholarship money for students at our 3 affiliated Universities. Over 60 members and students attended the 2018 Spring Life Long Learning Event and Evening Reception and Performance of Florence Nightingale Live! on March 10, 2018 at Samuel Merritt University. The Life Long Learning Program theme, This Family has Cancer!, provided a framework for four outstanding educational presentations for which members were awarded four contact hours of CE credit. Presented included Valerie Dzuber, EdD, APRN, FNP-C, Associate Professor, Samuel Merritt University,
along with SMU FNP alumnus, Veronica Sandivol, ApRN, FNP, MSN, who talked about how cancer changes the lives of the family as well as the patient. Kathleen Calzone, PhD, RN, AGN-BC, FAAN, senior nurse specialist research at NIH, addressed genetics and genomics and how they affect both the etiology and treatment of cancer . Patricia Brennan, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, at Samuel Merritt University, addressed the development and use of targeted therapies in new cancer treatment options. Symptom management was covered by Maria Mangini, PhD, APRN, BC, FNP, CNM, Associate Professor, at Holy Names University, who gave an outstanding presentation on the use of cannibus and other formerly "forbidden medicines". Reviews of the entire program were extremely positive.
The evening reception included gourmet finger foods from Anne's Catering of Berkeley and Dr. Candy Campbell performing Florence Nightingale Live! The audience was treated to a celestial visitation from Florence who talked about the difficulties in choosing nursing as a career in the Victorian Era and the challenges of leading a contingent of nurses in Scutari during the Crimean War. Students agreed that the performance by Dr. Candy Campbell brought Florence to life and enhanced their appreciation of the accomplishments of the founder of modern nursing. All in all, it was an appropriate way to celebrate 25 years of sucess as a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. All 11Past Presidents and the Current President of Nu Xi (Arlene Sargent, Diana Dunn, Martha Auvenshine, Lindsay McCrea, Abby Heydman, Bobbie Richards, Fay Bower, Juli Maxworthy, Anna Mullins, Susan Cantrell, and Mileva Saulo-Lewis) volunteered to serve on the planning committee for the event.
Nu Xi Delegates and Members Celebrated Global Nursing and Receiving an 8th Chapter Key Award at the 2017 Biennial Convention
Global Nursing Celebrated at the STTI Convention with Cathy Catrambone, President, and Delegates from African Chapters
Mileva Saulo-Lewis, President of Nu Xi at Large received the 8th Chapter Key Award to be awarded to Nu Xi at Large at the 2017 Biennial Convention. Nu Xi was acknowledged for it Life Long Learning Academy Programs and commitment to funding student scholarships. Saulo-Lewis, EdD, RN and Cynthia Stacy, MSN, RN served as delegates for the Chapter. Nu Xi members in attendance included Roberta Richards and Abby Heydman, both members of the Governance and Communications Committees. Past President of Nu Xi at Large, Dr. Juli Maxworthy was elected to the position of Vice President at the Convention. Participants had the opportunity to engage in networking, continuing education programs, meetings with candidates for office, an exhibit hall of vendors, and the House of Delegates. A new logo for STTI was unveiled at the Convention and will be used in future publications by STTI and its Chapters.
Nu Xi at Large Receives Regional Excellence Recognition
Mileva Saulo-Lewis, President of Nu Xi at Large, was notified at the end of May 2017, that Nu Xi at Large has received three awards under the Regional Excellence Recognition Program sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International. The awards are given based on information provided by each chapter in their annual report to STTI. The first award was bestowed for recognition that Nu Xi achieved the President’s Call to Action through its development of the Life Long Learning Academy which provides free CE credit for members and student if our affiliated schools. The second award was for Chapter philanthropy, in recognition of Nu Xi becoming a part of the Chapter-Giving Club, and its annual fund drive for student scholarships. The third Award, for Advocacy, was bestowed for the Chapter’s support for international medical missions. Congratulations to all those members who have contributed over the past two years to these efforts to develop a chapter whose members are engaged and supportive of the STTI mission and goals.
Nu Xi Members Participate in the 2017 STTI Biennial Convention - Juli Maxworthy Elected Vice President
On Halloween Day Oct 31, 2017, Nu Xi representatives at the STTI Biennial Convention (Bobbie Richards, Mileva Saulo, Juli Maxworthy, Cynthia Stacy, Abby Heydman) gathered together in the House of Delegates' meeting. Juli Maxworthy, faculty member at the University of San Francisco, donned a World War I Red Cross Nursing Costume in honor of the day. The announcement was made on November 1, that Juli Maxworthy, Past President of Nu Xi, was elected to the office of Vice President of STTI. Juli's election follows her service as Regional Coordinator for 4 Years and she has previously served in other leadership roles at STTI and Nu Xi. Congratulations Juli!