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Sim-ply Generous

MassMutual recently made a $150,000 donation to Springfield Technical Community College’s School of Health and Patient Simulation. The donation will allow STCC to create a high-level surgical simulation suite through renovations, upgrades, and new equipment purchases. Trish Robinson, senior vice president and head of Government Relations at MassMutual, delivers a symbolic check to STCC President Ira Rubenzahl. Students, from left to right, are: Saraya Markham-Warren, Cherie Rodriguez, Tasheen Khan, Franklin Eboso, Edyth Mello, Kristen Beiermeister, Kalie Cadieux, Robin Desrusseaux, Derrick Donahue, Crystal Branton, Mandi Babcock, Betsy Wassmann, and Gary Myler.

Taking Action

More than 2,000 nurses from around the world attended the 39th Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society for Nurses, in Baltimore recently. The theme was Vision to Action: Global Health through Collaborations. Nurses from 33 countries presented 850 presentations describing research and projects designed to improve worldwide health care by advancing nursing science, practice, education, administration, and policy development.

The local Beta Zeta at Large Chapter received the seventh Chapter Key Award, which honors chapters that excel in chapter-related activities, such as membership recruitment and retention, publicity and programming, and professional and leadership development.

Pictured here from left to right are: front, Meghan Midghall, Joyce Thielan, Kathleen Scoble, and Sheila Rucki; back, Brian Bracci, Gail Bean, Micheline Asselin, Donna Zucker, Jean Walachy, Deb Dickson, and Karen Rousseau.

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