Letter from the President

July 1, 2016

Welcome to the Upsilon Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International located at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. I am thrilled to be serving as the president of our storied chapter for 2016-2018. As one of the largest and oldest chapters, recently celebrating our 50th anniversary, our distinguished membership includes over 800 nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse research, and nurse educators, all of whom are advancing health through nursing scholarship, service, practice, and research.

Our last two presidents, Mary Brennan (2014-2016) and Gloria Chan (2012-2014), led the chapter during four years of tremendous growth and accomplishment, including:

  • Receiving STTI’s Chapter Key Award
  • Developing a robust, continuing Journal Club for nurses and nursing students
  • Instituting a mentorship program for new nurses/members
  • Winning STTI’s Showcase of Regional Excellence Award

Their efforts have helped Upsilon’s membership expand and increased the number of active leaders within the chapter, which will allow for sustainable growth and participation in the coming years.

Moving forward, we are working to meet the challenge of STTI President Cathy Catrambone’s Call to Action, “Influence to Advance Global Health & Nursing.” Through advocacy, policy, philanthropy, and lifelong learning, Upsilon chapter works to serve its members and the community to advance healthcare for all, regardless of location, socioeconomic status, religion, race/ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

We invite all of our members, new and old, to become more involved in our activities and committees (Education, Events, Membership Engagement, and Scholarship, Grants, and Awards) and also consider serving on our Board (elections held in the spring of each year). It is your voices, your ideas, and your leadership that will help Upsilon continue to grow far into the future.


Larry Z. Slater, PhD, RN-BC, CNE

Upsilon Chapter, The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

Clinical Assistant Professor
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing