Welcome to the Beta Upsilon Chapter

The purposes of this Society shall be to:
1. Recognize superior achievement.
2. Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
3. Foster high professional standards.
4. Encourage creative work.
5. Strengthen commitment to the profession.

The Beta Upsilon Chapter was founded in 1976.

Welcome to the Beta Upsilon Chapter Website
Bookmark this site (https://thecircle.sigmanursing.org/betaupsilonchapter/home) and check back often for the latest announcements about all our chapter events.

Beta Upsilon Founders Day decorations


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  • Spring 2024 Induction Event Awards

    The Spring 2024 New member induction was held on Saturday, May 4th at the ASU Health Futures Center at 2 pm. The guest speaker was our recent ASU Graduate and Student Daisy award winner, Espy Biggs. She offered helpful advice to all our soon to be graduating nurse inductees.

    Congratulations to the 2024 Spring Chapter Member award winners!

    Excellence in Research: Dr. Elizabeth Reifsnider 

    Excellence in Education: Dr. Brenda Morris

    Excellence in Practice: Amber Austin

    Excellence in Leadership: Dr. Therese Speer

    Two scholarships for the outstanding awards were announced and presented at the induction.

    The Barbara Fargostein Ethics Award was presented by Phillip Fargostein to ASU nursing student, Johanna Hissler, for her Barrett Honors project work regarding the ethical considerations, costs, and needs for individuals needing lifesaving medications.

    The Mary Killeen Mentoring Award was presented by Karen Saewart to Dr. Pauline Komnenich for her abundant work as a mentor for the ASU faculty and students.

    A food drive for the Pitchfork Pantry was included with the event. Several food items were collected to be donated.

    Thank you to all members, faculty and family members who attended to make the event memorable for all our Spring 2024 inductees and award recipients! 

  • Spring 2024 Beta Upsilon Chapter Business Meeting

    Spring Business Meeting

    March 25th at 5:30 pm at ASU downtown in Health North Building Rooms 101/103

    Address: 550 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Light meal and stuffing student snack bags for the Pitchfork Pantry
    • Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to the Pitchfork pantry to the business meeting

    Request for nominations for outstanding awards:

    • Mentoring
    • Research
    • Leadership
    • Education
    • Practice
  • Save the Date-Spring Induction Ceremony

    Hello Chapter Members,

    Please save the date of May 2nd at the ASU Health Futures Center at 2 pm for the Spring Induction Ceremony. Watch for ceremony details to come! 

    Thank you! 

  • Fall 2023 Scholarship Award Winners!

    Hello STTI Beta Upsilon Chapter Members,

    These scholarships were awarded during the Fall 2023 Induction Ceremony held at the Health Futures Center on 12/9.

    Congratulations to the Scholarship winners! 

    • Lakshimi Nair-recipient of The Gary Brown Community Service Scholarship Award
    • Candace Keck- recipient of The Nancy Melvin Research Scholar Award