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If you have pictures to share engaging in your Chapter, sharing your work, etc., please email them to Jen Pettis at jpettis@nycap.rr.com.

Call for Committee Members

As the leaves begin to turn and everyone settles into their fall activities, please consider how you can serve as a chapter member of The Tau Kappa at-Large Chapter. We are seeking volunteers for several committees. Please review the committees below and consider how you can join the committed group of professional nurses who make the Tau Kappa at-Large chapter a vital organization. Contact information is provided for more information.

Finance Committee:

The Finance Committee meets at least annually. It prepares the annual budget for consideration and approval by the Board of Directors and meets as needed to review year-to-date revenue and expenses and discuss budget development.

Please email Lynn McNall, chair, if you are interested in joining this committee @ Lynn.McNall@esc.edu

Community Service and Fundraising Committee

The Community Service and Fundraising Committee works to carry out the mission of Sigma and its commitment to help achieve the UN Millennium Development goals as well as Tau Kappa At-Large Chapter’s strategic plan via projects that address community needs. It does this by working collaboratively with the Board of Directors to identify projects and initiatives. The committee also develops and implements projects and events that raise funds to support strategic initiatives while increasing the visibility of the Chapter. This committee works collaboratively with other committees to maximize membership participation. 

Please email Mary Therriault, chair, if you are interested in joining this committee @  mtherria@nycap.rr.com

Governance Committee:

The Governance Committee shall oversee bylaws compliance, make recommendations for bylaws changes and oversee member and chapter eligibility issues.

Please email Tracy Coles, chair, if you are interested in joining this committee @ tic11550@yahoo.com 

Awards and Recognition Committee

The Awards and Recognition Committee requests and reviews nominations for awards and recognition relative to contributions to the profession of nursing in the following categories: research, education, practice, leadership, and mentorship. Excelsior College and Empire State College Student Scholarship applications and Lifelong Learning Scholarship applications from Chapter members are also reviewed for consideration. Based on established criteria, the committee recommends award recipients to the Board of Directors for approval.

Please email Deb Jeffs, chair, if you are interested in joining this committee debrajeffs@comcast.net

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee updates The Circle, produces the chapter newsletter, and maintain communications with the Colleges’ Public Relations/Communications Departments, and in doing so maintain the publication standards put forth by Sigma.

Please email Karin Pantel, chair, if you are interested in joining this committee @ kbpantel@yahoo.com

Research Committee

The Research Committee develops the annual research agenda, including awards and collaborates on educational programs with the Programs Committee.

Please email Dianne White, chair, if you are interested in joining this committee @ dianne.white@esc.edu

Membership and Mentoring (M&M) Committee

The M&M Committee promotes membership renewals and opportunities for dual and transfer membership. It also coordinates new member orientation and facilitates active engagement by all members through a mentoring program.

Please email Nicole Helstowski, chair, if you are interested in joining this committee @ nhelstowski@excelsior.edu


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Chapter News

  • September 2020 Newsletter

    Please find our TKAL Communicator, your Chapter's newsletter. Additionally, please consider applying for our Lifelong Learning or Student Scholarships or nominating someone for a Chapter Award. The applications are below.

     2020 Lifelong Learning Scholarship Application
     2020 Tau Kappa At-Large Chapter Recognition Award Nominating Form
     2020 Tau Kappa At-Large Chapter Guidelines for Student Scholarships
  • Leadership Succession Announcement

    The Leadership Succession Committee is happy to announce the new Tau Kappa At-Large Chapter leaders for 2020


    Secretary- Rebecca Hegel, MS, FNP-C, RN

    Leadership Succession Committee- Christie Barbur, MS, RN, CHPN

    Counselor- Mary-Jane Araldi, MSN, RN


  • Welcome New Inductees!

    Congratulations to the 2020 Inductees. Welcome to Sigma and to the Tau Kappa At-Large Chapter. We are proud of your achievements and look forward to you becoming involved in your Chapter!
  • Did you know that mentoring is available to all Tau Kappa At-Large members?

    If you are interested in obtaining a mentor in any of the following areas, please reach out to Nicole Helstowski at nhelstowski@excelsior.edu

    • Leadership
    • Professionalism/Transition to Practice
    • Research
    • Gerontology and Long-Term Care Specialty Practice
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education


  • March 2020 Newsletter

    With lots to share, welcome to the March 2020 Edition of The TKAL Communicator. Also below are the Recognition Award Nominating Form and the Lifelong Learning Scholarship application. 

    March Newsletter 2020
    Recognition Award Nominating Form
    TKAL Lifelong Learning Scholarship for TKAL Members
  • Tau Kappa At-Large Members Give Back to Communities

    Davin Workforce Solutions and StatStaff Professionals shared this great video of them teaming up with Tau Kappa At-Large and Daisy Troop #3608 ​to help their community. They collected almost 3,000 items for Saratoga County EOC, which is an organization that is geared towards helping families, specifically single mothers and children. Thanks to CEO and Tau Kappa At-Large Community Service Committee Member, David Theobald for this great work!

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