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Key to Success

Members of the Beta Zeta at Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the only international nursing honor society, recently attended the 41st Biennial Convention in Grapevine, Texas. President-Elect Nancy Burns of Longmeadow and Katy Conoves of Amherst represented the local chapter in the House of Delegates. Pictured, President Karen Rousseau of Chicopee (center) receives the Chapter Key Award from Karen Morin (left), president of Sigma Theta Tau International, and Patricia Thompson, CEO of Sigma Theta Tau International. The Beta Zeta at Large Chapter, comprising nursing programs at UMass Amherst, Elms College, and American International College, received its  ninth Chapter Key award since the honor was established in 1991. It honors chapters that excel in activities such as membership recruitment and retention, publicity and programming, and professional and leadership development.

WMAS Radiothon at Baystate

Above, Amy Weiswasser, whose son, Alex, was born prematurely and spent time in the Davis Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baystate Children’s Hospital, speaks with Chris Kellogg, morning host of the Kellogg Krew on 94.7 WMAS, during the 94.7 WMAS Radiothon to benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital. Weiswasser also serves as a member of the Family Advisory Council and NICU Parent to Parent. At left, Susan Toner, vice president of Development at Baystate Health and executive director of the Baystate Health Foundation, speaks with Kellogg during the event. The 11th annual Radiothon was held from Feb. 16-18.

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