The Northern NJ Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Mu Theta at-Large Chapter recently inducted 79 BSN and MSN students into its chapter. Members must graduate in the top third of their class to be eligible for membership. In addition, two community nurse leaders were inducted.
The chapter represents three colleges Saint Peters College, College of Saint Elizabeth and Felician College and recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of its charter. The April 24 event at The Graycliff in Moonachie, N.J., featured keynote speaker MaryLou Yam, RN, PhD, dean of the college of arts and science and school of business administration at Saint Peters College. A charter member of chapter, Yam focused her talk on the qualities of effective leaders.Mu Theta at-Large Chapter board members, front row from left, Paula LeFever, RN; Kathleen Motacki, RN; Teru Coleman, RN; Kathy Labriola, RN; and Kathleen Fagan, RN. Back row from left, Barbara Crowley, RN; Caroline Kornutik, RN; Elaine Kopp, RN; and Kathy Kavanagh, RN.
After the keynote, the chapter awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Adam Ramadan, RN, BSN, a student at Felician College. Chapter leaders also honored several past presidents in attendance Maria Ricci, RN, BSN; Felicia Villari, RN, BSN; and Kathleen Fagan, RN, BC, APN, DNSc and acknowledged the contributions of Mary T. ODonnell, RN, MSN, an active member of the chapter who recently died. The chapter also was presented a Chapter Key Award by Sigma Theta Tau International, which signifies a vibrant chapter that contributes to the development of nurse leaders and actively promotes education and scholarship in nursing.