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Chapter President’s Spring Message

Dear Sigma Beta Beta Houston Chapter members,

At last!  A long awaited Spring season – and 2021 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife!  Thanks to the World Health Organization for extending recognition for one more year.  I hope and pray you and your family are staying healthy and have been able to get the Covid vaccine, or soon will. 

Our SIGMA chapter continues to ‘embrace change’ and infuse joy into the corner of the world where we live.  This has been the 2019-2021 STTI President Dr. Ric Ricciardi’s presidential theme and our Chapter has embraced JOY right along with him. 

I want to share with you some of the you that was recently shared with our Beta Beta Chapter by some of our members.  One week ago I received a letter from Sigma with the exciting news that six of our Beta Beta members had made donations of $100 or larger to the Sigma Foundation for Nursing in the year 2020.  These donations help to support nurses around the world through grants and Sigma programs.  These six members will be recognized along with other’s donations at the November 2021 49th Biennial Convention; however, I also wanted to take this opportunity to personally recognize them in my Chapter President’s update.  Congratulations and thank you to the following Sigma members for investing in the future of nursing as 100th SIGMA Anniversary donors to the Foundation:

Rebecca Krepper
Shirley Morrison
Susan Morrison
Patrick Albert Palmieri
Pamela Willson
Mary Yoho

Here are upcoming Highlights coming to watch for over the next few months:
10th Annual Nurses’ Week Commemoration: Historical and Current Perspectives on Global Nursing -
         April 23rd, Friday, 8AM – 12:30PM (ZOOM)
Sigma Beta Beta Induction of new members via Zoom – April 30th (ZOOM)
Sigma Beta Beta Member’s Zoom mtg – June 22nd, Tuesday 7:30PM.  Also, please remember
         that all members are welcome to attend monthly Beta Beta leadership meetings if you are
         interested.  Just let me know and I’ll send you the meeting date/time/zoom link.
Sigma Beta Beta Book Club monthly Zoom mtg – see fliers on website for zoom link and
         dates/times.  Join us!!
Fall Sigma Beta Beta Founder’s Day Event via Zoom TBA

Online 2021-2022 Chapter leadership elections will be held probably in May.  We are currently
         developing the slate of officers (elected and appointed).   (if you would like to explore
         various leadership positions and what might be a fit for you, please contact us!  My email
         can be found below.  We are always looking for new potential leaders for our Sigma Chapter). 

Chapter participation in Elnita McClain Baby Shower – watch for fliers

None of these above accomplishments are possible without our fabulous Beta Beta Houston leadership team and the support of you, our Chapter members.  Y’all are amazing!

Feel free to contact me for any questions or additional information: jedwards3@twu.edu

Joan E. Edwards, PhD, RNC, CNS, FAAN
Beta Beta Houston President



Summary of the Founders Day 2020

Founder's Day Main Presentation 2020

Founder's Day Award Presentation 2020


Chapter News

  • Join us for the 10th Annual Nurses' Week Commemoration-April 23, 2021

    A free online conference  jointly sponsored by TWU Global Center for Nursing and Sigma Beta Beta Houston

    Program Overview

    This program provides a framework for understanding the development of global nursing education and practice from Florence Nightingale through military conflict in the mid 20th century and into contemporary times. The nurse of today will gain insight into how the sharing of nursing practices benefits nurses worldwide and impacts the significant healthcare challenges affecting current practice.

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16383 for 1.8 CEU by Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing, T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center. 5550 South Western Medical Avenue, Dallas, TX 75325

    See the flyer for more information and registration details.

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