Welcome to your Kappa Lambda Chapter website!
We are pleased to be celebrating our 25th year as a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. Kappa Lambda was chartered at Otterbein University in April 1988. The chapter is a member of the Central Ohio Consortium of Sigma Theta Tau chapters that provides two CE programs a year. See the news and events for programs and activities of Kappa Lambda and the consortium. We would like you to take part in these events and interact with members of the consortium.
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Otterbein University was founded 1847 as a liberal arts institution.
Second institution of higher education in the U.S. to admit
women equally with men. Nursing program accepted first
students in 1978.
Towers Hall is the center of Otterbein The Science Center in 2010 replaced a
University and was built in 1870 after 1950s one. The Department of Nursing
the initial academic building was is housed on several floors in the 2008
destroyed by fire. renovated 1919 building on the right.
Regional Excellence Awards from STTI for the 2011-2013 Biennium
The chapter received awards for achieving the criteria in these areas of the biennial
Presidential Call to Action. The chapter has activated its website for presentation and
communication and has used technology more extensively to communicate with its
membership and the campus. The chapter has provided student scholarships and a
research award, supported five CEs, and given funds and food donations to a local pantry.
Kappa Lambda Service Project
The chapter had a tree in the nursing lab to be decorated with mittens, gloves, and
scarfs to be given to WARM, a community organization, that will distribute the items
before Christmas. The nursing department and students were involved in the project
and donated 180 Items for those in need.
Induction, November 16, 2014
Kappa Lambda inducted new members on Nov. 16, 2014. The ceremony was held in the
Science building at Otterbein. Students were joined by grandparents, parents, spouses,
and children. A reception followed in the glass atrium. The new members attending are
in the left picture. The scholarship recipients are Shannon Elder and Sadie Hitchman.
See the adjoining news item for names and award recipients.
Central Ohio Consortium, Founders' Day, October 2, 2014
Theta Theta Chapter of the Central Ohio Consortium hosted Founders' Day of STTI
at Capital University in Columbus. Dr. Doris Edwards presented "We Are All Founders:
Mission, Momentum and Memoirs." She took the audience on a pictorial trip of the
founding and growth of STTI. Dr. Edwards has been active in STTI for many years and held
the office of Third VP on the STTI Governing Council when she conducted the installation
of Kappa Lambda as the 249th STTI chapter. Dr. Edwards has and continues to serve on
various committees related to health.
Dr Doris Edwards presenting a history of STTI Mary Ann Burnam, Kappa Lambda president,
Doris Edwards, Diane Patterson, Theta Theta
Central Ohio Consortium, Spring Research Symposium, April, 2014
April 17, 2014, the Central Ohio Consortium had its spring research symposium hosted
by Kappa Lambda at Otterbein University. Officers, faculty, and graduate students
presented their research posters before the dinner. Ruth Downing presented the topic,
"Human Trafficking in Ohio" as a continuing education offering.
Kappa Lambda officers are (back row) Joy Shoemaker, chapter counselor, (center)
Trudy Mason, secretary; Mary McKelvey, presented her research poster.
Governance Committee chair; Ruth Chavez,
vice-president; (front row) Leslie Justice,
treasurer; Mary Ann Burnam, president.
Leslie Justice presented two posters, and several graduate students presented their
Sigma Theta Tau 42 Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, Nov. 16-21, 2013
Mary Ann Burnam (president) and Trudy Mason STTI president, Suzanne S. Prevost
(secretary) chapter delegates to the convention. speaking to the delegates.
Oath of office of new STTI board and officers. Transfer of the presidential chain to the new
STTI president, Hester C. Klopper from South Africa. She is the first president not from the
United States. President Klopper's Presidential Call to Action, 2013-2015 to "Serve Locally,
Transform Regionally, Lead Globally" was followed with African dancers. 25th Anniversary
plaque given to Kappa Lambda at the Convention.
Otterbein faculty and STTI members recognized for nursing contributions
April 25, 2013, Barbara Nash (on right) was June 20, 2013, Marjorie Vogt (center) was
recognized as a Local Nursing Legend by the selected as a Fellow of the American
Medical Heritage Center at the Ohio State Association of Nurse Practitioners. Fellows
University. Local Nursing Legends are impact national and global health by
considered pioneers in their field, having recognizing nurse practitioner leaders who
made significant contributions to the nursing have made outstanding contributions to health
profession and the health care of people in care through clinical practice, research,
central Ohio. Mary Ann Burnam, president, education or policy.
Kappa Lambda (left); chairperson of nursing
section committee of Medical Heritage Center.
Kappa Lambda, 25th Anniversary, April 2013
April 21, 2013, Kappa Lambda celebrated its 25th anniversary as a chapter of STTI.
A 1 hour CE on "Social Media Professional boundaries: Legal and Ethical Perspectives
was provided to 42 attendees. A brief annual meeting was conducted with review of the
past year. Food items and monetary donations for W.A.R.M. (Westerville Area Resource
Ministry) was collected to celebrate STTI's 90th anniversary year celebration, 2012-13.
There were prizes and social time.