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Welcome to the Upsilon Alpha chapter website!

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Upsilon Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society is making plans to further our mission, expand our knowledge, and foster a vibrant and lively professional association. 
Each member builds a link to the next that extends our impact just that much further!

Get involved today and engage in many of the upcoming chapter events or consider membership in a committee. Contact Paulette Dorney, Chapter President for further information about committee membership(dorneyp@moravian.edu) and visit this website for all the latest activities and news about our chapter.

Spring Elections 2018
- If you are interested in running for an officer position please contact John Mikovits,
Leadership Succession Chairperson  - Mikovitsj@moravian.edu  

Join us to "Connect - Collaborate - Catalyze"


Chapter News

Honor a Nurse Campaign 
Consider honoring a nurse who has influenced your career, provided excellence in the care of patients or communities, and truly emulates the art and science of nursing! Each nurse honored receives a special recognition letter and certificate of excellence during Nurse's Week, May 6- May 12. Proceeds from this event provide funding for our research grants. Please click the Honor a Nurse tab.

Community Service and Action 

Christmas Angels
Thank you to the members, students, and faculty for their numerous donations! Two families from William Penn Elementary School were blessed with the numerous gifts collected and delivered this Holiday Season

Hats and Socks for Shelters

UA Community Service Team has partnered with the Student Development and Progression (SDP) Committee to collect hats and socks for distribution to local shelters. The collection box is located in the Nursing Department.

STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) night at James Buchanan ES in Bethlehem
UA Community Service Committee represented our chapter at the STEM event at James Buchanan Elementary School! The children and parents seemed quite interested in learning about our topics. A special thank you to senior nursing students and recent inductees (Rebekah and Katie) for representing Moravian nursing. If you are interested in joining the Community Service Committee, contact Pam Adamshick.


We continue to celebrate our new inductees and welcome everyone to this upcoming year's events! Happy 2018!


Plans are underway for Honduras Spring 2019!
Here’s a picture of our group in action, running a pharmacy for the medical brigade:
Spring 2017

Screen_Shot_2017-08-29_at_12_30_59_PM.pngOn March 6 2017 nine Moravian College students embarked on a medical mission trip to Honduras, Central America.  Leaders for the trip were Dr. Beth Gotwals, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Dr. Pamela Associate Professor of Nursing.  Since 2009, Moravian College has supported a delegation to Honduras as a service team or trip associated with a global health course.  Our partner for this trip is MAMA project mamaproject.org , a local NGO based in East Greenville PA.  MAMA is a network of health and wholeness for the rural people of Honduras who are lacking the basics such as clean water and sanitation in addition to health care access.  The team works each year in a medical brigade which provides medical care as well as Vitamin A, Deworming, Screening for Malnutrition, Dental Services, Micronutrients and donations of school supplies, reading glasses and toys.  In each village 2 families are selected to receive concrete floors.  Assisting the MAMA staff to lay a cement floor is one of the most profound parts of the project each year --- seeing the real world rural poverty and helping to impact health and well being of a family through a concrete floor.  Statistics of note for our week of service:

  • Over 300 people received medical attention
  • 362 people received deworming medication
  • Nutrition screening resulted in identifying 88 malnourished children requiring follow-up by in country MAMA project staff
  • Over 1,100 people received micronutrients
  • Eight families received concrete floors (2 per village)

If you have any questions, or would like to make a donation to our Spring 2019 trip, please contact Upsilon Alpha members Beth Gotwals:  gotwalsb@moravian.edu or Pam Adamshick:  adamshickp@moravian.edu



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