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President’s Letter – November 6, 2011

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

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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



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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President’s Newsletter – July 8, 2011

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Dear Delta Gamma Members,

I am pleased to announce our new Delta Gamma Board Members who took office at our transition meeting on June 27. They are:

  • President Elect – Pat Schroeder
  • Vice President – Alverno – Carol Sabel
  • Faculty Advisor – Alverno – Patti Varga
  • Leadership Succession – Mary Polchert
  • Leadership Succesion – Patrick McNally
  • Website – Ann Porreca
  • Research – Kathryn Schroeter

April Induction – Undergraduate Students

Elizabeth Cornillie
Jessica Kramer
Michelle DeRusha
Sara Magrath
Dominique Diaz
William Malloy
Caitrin Frank
Katie Mank
Megan Heinen
Josie Pierce
Elizabeth Heth
Maria Rose
Elizabeth Huerter
Rebecca Upmeier
Jennifer Huff

April Induction – Graduate Students

Abby Andris
Rebecca Krueger
Laurie Bertram
Cynthia Matzinger
Kristen Clark
Lindsey Mederich
Caryl Giuliani
Hillary Meyers
Emily Gormican
Jamie Owens
Courtney Hanson
Nicole Rosin
Amanda King
Kathryn Suhr

April Induction – Community Members

Candace Moore
Margaret Rauschenberger
Catherine Nelson

April Induction – Transfer Members

Julie Jutrzonka
Erica O’Brien
Catherine Knuteson
Annette Reis

April Induction – Joint Members

Carol Sabel
Michelle Venn
Sherry Tennies

We also presented Sister Rosalie Klein with a Friend of Nursing Award.

Sara Magrath and Jamie Mochel are the Outstanding Senior Student Award Recipients.

Ann Ashenbrenner and Kyah Homles are the Outstanding Graduate Student Award Recipients.

Marilyn Bratt is the recipient of the Chapter Research Award.

Congratulations to all the award winners.

Please follow this link to see the pictures from the great event. >>

We are waiting to hear about the approval of our At-Large application with Alverno College. If things go well, we anticipate an October chartering of the new Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter. Please look for an invitation to this significant event!

Also – this is the Biennial Convention year for Sigma Theta Tau, International and our chapter will be doing strategic planning following this event. If you are planning to attend, please contact me so that we can plan some time together at the convention. I am also running as a candidate for the STTI Region 4 Coordinator – wish me luck!

Thank you for your continued support of our chapter. I look forward to seeing you at the Chartering Event!

Wishing you all the best,



Barb Haag-Heitman, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC
Delta Gamma President