Annual Membership Meeting 2013 and Inaugural Dinner Lecture Series

Join us on May 22, 2013 for the Annual Chapter Meeting (members arrive at 5 p.m.) and the Inaugural Dinner Lecture Series.  (Choose one of the three buttons below to register and pay for the Dinner Lecture Series). 

The Lecture Series is open to EVERYONE -
Members, Non-Members and Students

Motivation 3.0

May 22, 2013, Melt Restaurant, 6 pm

Presented by: Amy Trapp, MSHRM – a proven leader….our first Dinner Series Lecture is sure to be a hit with nurses of all backgrounds, levels of education, and roles. Chosen for her extensive leadership background, dynamic speaking skills, and recommendations from other local leaders, Amy Trapp will discuss the topic of motivation based on the book, “Drive” by Daniel H. Pink. 

COST FOR LECTURE SERIES (Annual Chapter Meeting is free):
$25.00 (members), $30.00 (non-members), $10.00 (students)

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Sign up for Lecture Series by clicking one of the "-click HERE-" buttons below. 


Other FAQs:

How often will future dinner lecture series occur?
Future speakers and topics will be planned on a quarterly basis. Topics will be chosen based on suggestions from Upsilon Alpha Chapter membership via the annual survey and approved by the chapter Board of Directors.


Why do I have to pay to attend?
Other chapters have successfully implemented a similar dinner series model whereby the members and attendees expressed enjoyment of this type of offering. To maintain this level and frequency of offering, it is necessary to charge a modest fee. The presentation and dinner is partially subsidized by the Upsilon Alpha Chapter of STTI to keep the expense for this unique opportunity reasonable, especially for active members and students.

What is included in the fee?
The fee covers a full dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, networking and CEUs for a speaker presentation on a topic relevant to nursing.

Do you accept other forms of payment? Yes! You may forward checks directly to Gail Wainwright, Trauma Services Administrator, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015. We must receive checks at least 5 days prior to event.

Where can I get more information about STTI and/or the UA Chapter?
The following links will take you directly to the STTI and UA Chapter websites:  and

For more information:  Please contact Gail Wainwright, Chapter President, at 484-526-2240 or via email at if you have any questions.


President's Welcome

Gail Wainwright, PresidentOn behalf of the Board of Directors, I welcome you to the NEW website of the Upsilon Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. As a member of the honor society you are part of an international community of over 125,000 active nursing members from 482 chapters. Members reside in over 90 countries!

This site provides you with an even greater ability to network with chapter members, upload photos, share documents, participate in chapter discussions, and learn about chapter events. Use the Members Only
button for instructions on how to get started.

Click this link for President's Message from the Annual Membership Meeting 2012

Gail Wainwright
Upsilon Alpha Chapter


Under the direction of Dr. Herman Sagastume, MAMA project Honduras field director, we used a mobile medical brigade approach.  The headquarters is in San Francisco de Yojoa, where the MAMA project field office, nutrition program, and housing are located.  From this headquarters, we traveled to remote jungle villages to provide the brigade:  screen for nutritional deficits, BP screen, Hemoglobin screen, deworming, Vit. A, glasses, nutrient pack distribution, etc.  Additionally, the brigade included a Honduran Doctor and Dentist who provided dental and medical care.  To learn more about this project, click the following link:

Pictured (right) -- Members of Upsilon Alpha and St. Luke's/Moravian College
nursing students travel to Honduras to support the MAMA Project.


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Chapter News

Inaugural UA Dinner Lecture Series

On May 22, 2013, the Upsilon Alpha Chapter of STTI will begin its first of what will be quarterly dinner lecture opportunities for members, non-members, and students! Each quarter, topics will be chosen from membership recommendations and a speaker chosen. Come to network with friends, colleagues, and members of Upsilon Alpha while learning about topics important to nurses.

Honor A Nurse Campaign

Honor A Nurse Campaign 2013

On May 12 each year the world celebrates the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale, recognized as the founder of modern nursing, is still revered and widely respected around the world today. To honor her legacy, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI); Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH); and the Florence Nightingale Museum, have launched a sustained public awareness initiative to actively involve the world’s nurses — estimated to be more than 15 million — in a celebration of commitment to promoting health in their communities, locally and worldwide.

The Upsilon Alpha Chapter at Moravian College cordially invites you to Honor a Nurse with a $50 contribution to support the Chapter’s scholarly endeavors at the local level. The accumulation of these individual gifts will fund small projects, initiatives, and work to advance the scholarship of nurses and nursing in your community.

Contributions may be received at any time during the year; however, your gift would be appreciated by May 1, 2013 so that it may be listed with others on Florence Nightingale’s birthday (May 12) anniversary. Contributions received by the deadline will be included in a publication listing the names of nurses who are being honored.

Through this annual celebration, the nursing profession demonstrates the impact nurses have on health care worldwide. To learn more about Sigma Theta Tau and the Upsilon Alpha Chapter go to and Thank you for your gift.

LAST CHANCE-Easy Online Form to Honor a Nurse

You can still use the paper form that you received in the mail, but consider this easy online form to Honor a Nurse this year. Please email if you have any problems.

2013 MS Students Capstone Presentations

Please click on the url below to access the attached flyer which includes MS student capstone presentation information. Please consider supporting these students by choosing to attend on May 7th, 2013 from 4 to 8:00 pm (flyer provides specific times of presentations if you want to choose a specific one).

Research Grant Recipient Announced!

At the Annual Membership Meeting held at Moravian College on March 20, 2012, I was honored to announce the recipient of the chapter research grant. Joan Snyder is the first-ever recipient of the chapter grant. Her submission is entitled, "Exploration of Patient Care Managers' Utilization of Transformational Leadership Style." Congratulations Joan, on behalf of the Board of Directors and the Research Committee!

Has your membership lapsed?

No problem! It is never too late to reconnect with your Upsilon Alpha colleagues. There is a lot of energy within our chapter right now. Come join us at the Annual Chapter Business Mtg to reconnect. We will be available to assist with updating your membership right at the meeting. If you are looking for educational opportunities, access to teams working on global projects, leadership opportunities, and more, please consider renewing your membership today. Email me at and I will personally discuss your goals and how they may fit with the mission of Upsilon Alpha.

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