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NLN Center of Excellence

International Honor Society

Be recognized for your outstanding achievements.

You should be rewarded and recognized for your nursing academic successes by joining the College of Nursing and Public Health’s Alpha Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society in nursing. The Chapter’s presence is local, regional, national and international and is preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020. For more information, visit the Chapter’s webpage.

The organization:

  • Recognizes the achievement of scholarship and superior quality
  • Recognizes the development of leadership qualities
  • Fosters high professional standards
  • Encourages creative work
  • Strengthens commitment on the part of individuals to the ideals and purposes of the profession of nursing

Various categories of joining the Alpha Omega Chapter:

  • Seniors graduating in the current academic year (December, May, and August) who have achieved a 3.5 GPA on the undergraduate level may be considered eligible for membership.
  • Graduate students who have achieved a 3.5 GPA at the graduate level and who have successfully completed one-quarter of the graduate program may be considered eligible for membership.
  • A nursing leader is a registered nurse with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree and who has demonstrated achievement in nursing.

Membership Applications

Membership applications are considered annually between November and January. Senior nursing undergraduate and graduate students must have a 3.5 GPA to be considered for membership.

» Undergraduate/Graduate Membership Application Packet for Sigma Theta Tau (PDF)
» Nurse Leader Membership Application Packet for Sigma Theta Tau (PDF)

Scholarship Award

The Scholarship Awards are offered to encourage and support members and potential members of the Alpha Omega Chapter who demonstrate leadership and scholarship.
Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctoral students are encouraged to apply.

» Alpha Omega Chapter, STTI Scholarship Award criteria and application (PDF)

Research Grants

Sigma Research Grants are awarded to active members to encourage contribution to nursing advancement through research.

» Alpha Omega Chapter, STTI Research Grant instructions and application (PDF)

Chapter Leadership 2018-2020

Alpha Omega Chapter Board—Members 2018–2020

Sarah Marshall

Vice President
Kimberly Velez

Joy Borrero

Recording Secretary
Margarett Alexandre

Corresponding Secretary
Mary Schafer

Governance Committee, Member 1
Susan Neville

Governance Committee, Member 2
Nicole Caliendo

President Elect
Charles Cal

Counselor (Non-Faculty)
Carmelle Bellefleur

Delegate I
Chelsea Wollman

Delegate II
Deborah Ambrosio-Mahwirter

Leadership Succession, Chair
Karen Mancini

Leadership Succession, Member 1
Beth Heydemann

Leadership Succession, Member 2
Marilyn Klainberg

Past Presidents/Consultants

Deborah Ambrosio-Mahwirter

Jessy Augustine

Carmelle Bellefleur

Chelsea Wollman   

Patricia Facquet

Marilyn Klainberg

Janet Raman

Chapter Committees

Contribute to your Chapter by getting involved! All Chapter members are invited and encouraged to join the various committees by reaching out to the identified Committee Chair(s) below.

» Alpha Omega Chapter’s Committees, Chairs and Membership

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For further information, please contact:

College of Nursing and Public Health
Nexus Building, 3rd Floor
p – 516.877.4510