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Rich History, Bright Future: Celebrating 30 Years

President’s Newsletter - November 6, 2011

Dear Delta Gamma At-Large Members,

It was wonderful to see nearly 100 participants at our Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter Chartering on October 26, 2011 at the Wisconsin Club. New and current Delta Gamma members, including Marquette and Alverno nursing faculty and community leaders gathered to celebrate this historic event and commemorate Delta Gamma’s rich 32-year history.

It was very special to have Karin Morin, President of STTI preside over the event as one of her last official duties before she became the Past President of STTI several days later at the 41st Biennial Convention in Grapevine, Texas.

We were also pleased that Sarah Morgan, Region 4 Coordinator was able to participate at this historic event as well.

The program began with Karen Morin reviewing the rich history, mission, vision and values of STTI. She then performed the Charter Amendment, adding Alverno College to the Delta Gamma Chapter. Representing Alverno College for this segment included me, Carol Sable, Dean Pat Schroeder and Patti Varga as seen here with the new At-Large Charter and Coat-of-Arms.

Margaret Callahan, Dean of Marquette College of Nursing then offered congratulatory remarks.

Pat Schroeder, Dean of Alverno College School of Nursing also delivered her congratulatory message.

Following the official chartering of the Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter we then inducted our new Charter Members. We welcomed 11 Charter Members into our new Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter. They are:

Sarah Arvelo
Stacy Brett
Media Esser
Mary Kitten

Jill Guttormsom
Trinese Hardy
Kathleen Harrington
Mindy Schyler Huemmer

Jami Newman-Topp
Lee Ann Rogga
Betsy Rohde


Sarah Arvelo, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, Alverno College School of Nursing Faculty Advisor, Hispanic Student Nurses Association

Stacy Brett, MSN, RN, Magnet Project Director Children’s Hospital of WI

Media Esser, RN, NNP-BC Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, CHW

Jill Guttormson, RN, MS, Ph.D Assistant Professor Marquette University College of Nursing

Trinese Hardy, RN, BSN, EMT, ST Teaching Assistant, Alverno College School of Nursing

Kathleen Harrington, RN, MSN, CNM Instructor, Alverno College School of Nursing

Mary Kitten, MSN, RN, CCRN, MSCN Associate Professor Alverno College School of Nursing

Jamie Newman-Topp, RN, BSN Associate in Health & Wellness, Wheaton-Franciscan

Lee Ann Rogga, MSN, RN, Associate Professor Alverno College School of Nursing

Betsy Rohde, MSN, RN, Associate Professor Alverno College School of Nursing

Mindy Schuyler Huemmer, MSN, RN, PNP Director, Center for Women and Childre
St. Francis-Wheaton Franciscan

We also welcomed 8 transferring members at the Chartering.

Robert Topp, Kim Woyach, Annette Ries, Cathy Knutseson, Julie Jutrzonka, Nancy Schyer, Dawn Caruss


A special reception followed immediately in celebration of this wonderful event.

You can view all the pictures from this historic evening at

A big thanks to the event planners - Carol Sabel, Diane Dressler, Patti Varga and Irene Cvetich.

Leaving the event I thought to myself, with so many supporters we are off to a wonderful start with our new partnership. I will update you soon on lessons learned at the STTI Biennial convention and plans for the upcoming year.

If you have an idea that you would like to share please contact me or another board member.

All the best,

Barb Haag-Heitman, President Delta Gamma At-Large

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