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Gamma Delta is the STTI chapter for the nursing program at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. This site provides you with an opportunity to network with chapter members, upload photos, share documents, participate in chapter discussions, and learn about chapter events. Log-in above to take advantage of all this site has to offer.

Site of member induction 2012, Valcour Conference Center

  • If you are interested in joining our chapter, visit the Apply Now webpage for more information. Has your membership has lapsed? Welcome back! Click on the tab “Renew Today!found in the upper right hand side of your screen. Active members have access to discussion forums, resources on our website, and the latest chapter program updates. Log in to join the discussion below. We also have a facebook page; stop in for a visit and "like" us!

2015-2016 Gamma Delta Events

Due Dates for the Research Symposium November 5 & 6, Burlington

General Registration: Oct 22, 2015

Honor the Nurse - My mentor in nursing: Submission due Oct 27

2015/2016 Events


  • New Member Induction and Presentation by Tara Ebere, BS, RN !
    • Who:  Tara Ebere, BS, RN, Magnet Coordinator, University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital 
    • When: September 25th 3-5 pm
    • Where: Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh
    • What: Presentation and New Member Induction
    • Who: This is for all area nurses. Let's celebrate the work of nurses. Come see what new projects, studies, research, and innovation is happening.

2014/2015 Events:

  • November 13-14 6th Annual Nursing Research & Evidence-based Practice symposium. Gamma Delta had a strong showing. Our David Curry and Kathleen Carey are members of the Program Planning Committee. We had poster presentations by:
    • Shannon Hanshaw (SUNY Plattsburgh), Determinants of Academic Attrition for the Nurse Anesthesia Student: A Case-Control Study [NR]
    • Karen Phillips and Holly Carter (CVPH), The Empathy Noise Project: Noise is a Choice [QI]
    • Stephanie Drown (CVPH), Caring for our future: Implementation of a New Nurse Residency Program [EBP]
    • Carlyn Haag and Colleen Bell (CVPH), Don’t Hesitate, Check a Lactate! [EBP]
  • November 10, Our presentation on Correctional Nursing, with SUNY Plattsburgh Nursing Alumni, Amy Tousignant, Deputy Superintendent of Health at the Mohawk Correctional Facility and former NYS Director of Correctional Nursing Services and Suzanne Kinter, RN. This presentation had outstanding attendance with 57 students and members present.
  • October 17 Induction 2014. We welcomed 30 new members to our chapter at a ceremony at Valcour Conference Center. Dr. Mara Kaufmann spoke about Healing Ourselves and Others a Lifelong Journey.
  • August 7, Julie Brunell organized a workshop to help area nurses prepare projects for submission to the annual research symposium. Noreen Houck and Tami Pobocik presented, Demystifying Abstract Writing. Participants were encouraged to bring their performance improvement or evidence-based practice projects or research projects to the workshop. The conference was shared with participants in Vermont via phone conferencing.
  • On June 3rd we celebrated our annual dinner meeting. Highlights include an evening of community, conversation, and networking at the Elks Club featuring a presentation by Peggy LaBombard on Emergency Preparedness. The business meeting allowed us to show our appreciation for the volunteer work of our exiting board members like Wanda Flynn who has been active in the chapter for many years serving in nearly every office and helped plan the June meeting - thank you Wanda. We welcome our new board members, Sarah Charles as secretary and Shannon Hanshaw as counselor.
  • The May Nurses Day Celebration included prizes and awards for outstanding poster presentations by students and community members. The event captures the wonderful energy of nurses when they come together for common purpose. The networking, socialization, and energy continue to drive this event. We hope to see it grow and expand in our community.  
  • March: Our joint meeting with District 8 included an in depth conversation and discussion about what the Medical Home concept means to our community and the future of healthcare. We enjoyed a presentation by Karen Ashline, VP for the Adirondacks ACO and Brenda Stiles, BS, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator, is the Care Team Manager for the Northern Adirondack Medical Home Program.
  • February: Dr. Tami Pobocik and Noreen Houck shared their experience and news from the  Biannual Convention and Business Meeting! We welcomed a new President Hester Klopper (South Africa) and a new Regional Coordinator, Jennifer Allis Vazquez, MSN, RN, CPTC, Region 15 Coordinator.

Gamma Delta Chapter Recognized for Regional Excellence!

November - Gamma Delta Chapter was recognized at the Biannual Convention in November in the Showcase of Regional Excellence. The chapter responded to the President's Call to Action in the area of Creating Your Legacy! Great Job Gamma Delta. See our Certificate in the file link attached and our submission on the SRE webpage through the Society page.
SRE - Creating Your Legacy (2).pdf


Welcome new members to Gamma Delta!

Traditional BS Students:
Hannah Alexander 
Lauren Andreotti
Jeanette Braun
Allison Butler
Samantha Cody
Hannah Coker
Lauren Connoly
Kasey Curley 
Thomas Hodgins
Kelly Kickel
Jillian Kimball
Courtney King
Samantha Kopf
Braidie LeClair
Najoua Lesage
Kelly Martin
Nadya Munsie
Madeleine Rattray
Emily Russell
Mary Sarpong
Julianna Sorel
Krystin Stevens 
Lauren Wortzman

RN Students:
Rachel Cassetta 
Ivanah Marie Chua
Jennifer Daly
Kristina Donaldson
Meghan Dowd
Danielle Groat
Johanna Hayes
Roxanne Levine - Pritzker
Nigel Mascoll
Michelle Pasquarell
Emilie Skidmore
Marina Vertagos

Gamma Delta Chapter Leadership 2014-2015

President, Noreen Houck
Vice president, Anne Watson Bongiorno
Secretary, Sarah Charles
Treasurer, Tami Pobocik
Counselor, Shannon Hanshaw (Janice Tobin)
Membership involvement, Julie Brunell
Leadership Succession Committee, Shannon Hanshaw, (additional members needed)
Governance Chair, Judy Baksi
Archivist, David Curry
Members at large, Debbie Zinser & Anna Liem 

Chapter News

  • Honor a nurse: My Mentor in Nursing

    Each Year, the Symposium features an HONOR the NURSE presentation. The “Honor the Nurse” theme for 2015 is My Mentor in Nursing. We invite you to share with us, the person/people who have influenced you and continue to inspire your professional practice and your commitment to nursing excellence. Members of the Planning Committee invite you to submit a digital photo
    (send in JPEG file format) of a colleague you would like to honor, along with their name, place of employment, and department name. Also include, a brief description of why you are honoring them. Email your “Honor the Nurse” submission by Tuesday, October 27 to:
     Tara Ebere -
     Carly Haag -
     or Kathleen Carey -
    The Honor the Nurse presentation will take place during Thursday evening’s Poster Reception and will also be posted on the Kappa Tau web site after the Symposium. For more information, contact Julie Basol, Symposium Director: (802) 598-7424.

  • Annual Research Symposium

    Abstract submission by September 1
    Conference November 5 & 6

  • Faculty openings

    SUNY Plattsburgh Faculty vacancies:

    New programs in development with new faculty positions. For position details and the application process, visit and select “View Current Openings”

    **Highly anticipated Master’s Degree in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Current openings for two tenure track positions at our Plattsburgh campus:
    • Program Director
    • Associate Professor

    **SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus at Queensbury located on the Adirondack Community College campus offers classes in our RN-BS completion program. Current openings for two tenure tract positions:
    • Assistant Professor: Nursing

    Part-time and adjunct faculty positions: Adjunct Faculty: Nursing

    SUNY College at Plattsburgh is a fully compliant employer committed to excellence through diversity.

  • Regional Excellence Award!

    Gamma Delta Chapter is recognized for outstanding achievement for the Presidential Call to Action - Creating Your Legacy.

  • Facebook site up and running

    Link into our facebook page and 'like' us! Find Gamma Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International at Plattsburgh.

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