Beta Zeta at Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International to Present Virtual Scholarship Day

PIONEER VALLEY — The Beta Zeta at large chapter of the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International, will present a virtual Scholarship Day 2021 on Wednesday, April 7. The chapter includes members from the nursing programs at UMass Amherst, American International College, Elms College, and Westfield State University. Dr. Betty Rambur is the keynote speaker, and her topic is “Healthcare Reform: Rhetoric and Realities of the 2020 Election in an Era of COVID-19.”

Rambour is a professor and Rothier Endowed Chair for Practice at the University of Rhode Island and has been a national leader in health policy and health reform for 25 years.

Opening remarks will be given by Mary Ellen Burke, president of the Beta Zeta at large chapter, at 8:15 a.m. The keynote address is slated for 8:30 to 10 a.m. There will be poster presentations in the breakout rooms and podium presentations after the keynote address. All members are invited to attend the annual chapter meeting after Scholarship Day 2021.

Registration is free this year at Since 2010, the organization has collected food items at registration for Margaret’s Pantry, Providence Ministries, in Holyoke as a community-service project. Registrants are encouraged to consider a monetary donation to the food bank at Providence Ministries.