Chapter Announcements

Chapter Announcements

  • GTAL Chapter x Heal the Bay Coastal Cleanup

    Calling all Region 02 and interested Chapters

    We are participating in Heal the Bay's Coastal Cleanup month in September! 

  • Virtual Workshop Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

    Free Virtual Workshop

    Upcoming Virtual Workshop
    Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 

    August 26-27, 2020

    There is much we don’t know about the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. We know it can spread from an infected person’s sneeze or cough. But what do we know about transmission via speech and exhaled breath? How long do infectious particles linger in the air? How far can they travel?

    This workshop will delve into the rapidly evolving science on the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. We will feature experts in aerosol science, virology, infectious disease, and epidemiology.
    Register Now
    This event is part of a larger body of COVID-19 related work at the National Academies, including the Rapid Expert Consultation on the Possibility of Bioaerosol Spread of SARS-CoV-2 for the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 1, 2020). The workshop will serve as a forum for interdisciplinary discussion, explanations of the basic foundational science, and ­­clarification of terminology used differently among the relevant fields, all of which will be useful to those looking to understand the state of the science on SARS-CoV-2 transmission. This workshop is public and free to attend.
  • Congratulations to Chapter Research Grant Award Winner

    Congratulations to Charlene Niemi -- Gamma  Tau research grant award winner in the amount of $1,500. Her project is entitled "Meaning, Forgiveness, and Resilience: Do they Improve the Quality of Life in Adults?" Since the author already has IRB approval the amount will be released and the funding period is July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021. Well done!
  • EBP and Research Application Deadline Extended

    In light of the current rapidly changing situation with Covid-19, the deadline for EBP and Research Grant Applications for the Gamma Tau Chapter at-Large has been extended to April 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM. The Research Subcommittee will be delaying final dispersement decisions until July.

    Stay safe everyone! Wishing you all well and thank you so much for all you do in our profession and communities!!
  • 2020 Induction Ceremony Plans Changed

    Due to the universal directions of Public Health officials, our induction plans had to change.

    We regret that we will not be holding our traditional in-person induction ceremony. Rather, we are
    planning an online “event” to commemorate induction on April 25th , and will send information
    about that later.
    We are planning a Founder’s Day Celebration (now tentatively planned for Saturday, October 10th) to
    honor inductees in early October and serve as a celebratory/networking event: more information will follow after induction and when the location and dates are confirmed.

    Best wishes to all our members as we all face these unique challenges that reinforce the value of
    our profession,

    Cheryl Le Huquet, DNP(c), MSN, RN
    President, Gamma Tau At-Large, Chapter President – Serving UCLA, CSUN and CSU-CI
    Nursing programs
    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma®)
  • Sigma’s Nightingale Challenge

    Congratulations to two of our own, Lisa Kittisinchaikul and Renee Lazaro for being accepted for the Nightingale Challenge sponsored by Sigma!
  • Stay Tuned: Mock Panel Interviews

    Follow our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for updates on chapter events such as Mock Panel Interviews, Networking opportunities, and community volunteer opportunities. 

  • Seeking: Specialty Nurses

    We want to hear from YOU!

    We are looking for nurses who specialize in different fields to be featured!

    Inspire others, infuse joy, spread knowledge, and impart wisdom!

    Email Renee Lazaro at
  • GTAL Big Little

    Looking for an opportunity to mentor? Or even seeking a mentor? 

    Ask us about our Big-Little program! Get involved now!

  • Donations Needed!

    We are still in need of toiletries for Journey Out; we are collecting until the end of the month!

  • Chapter Key Award 2019

    Gamma Tau-at-Large will receive the Chapter Key Award for the second time at the Biennial Conference on November 18, 2019! Kudos!!
  • 2019 Sigma SoCal Odyssey Research Conference Brochure

    2019 Research Conference Brochure now available.

    Advancing Nursing and Changing Lives: Addressing Health Disparities and Diversity.

    October 10 & 11, 2019. See attached for program, registration, and hotel information. Hope to see you there!​​
  • It's official -- CSU Channel Islands approved to be Part of Gamma Tau-at-Large

    We are happy to announce that as a result of all the hard work, CSU Channel Islands has been approved by Sigma  to become part of Gamma Tau-at-Large Chapter!! Save the Date:

    October 19, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

    CSU Channel Islands
    1 University Drive
    Room Malibu 100
    Camarillo, CA 93012

  • 2019 Chapter Election Results

    2019 Ballot is now closed! Congratulations to our newly elected Chapter Leaders!!

    President Elect Rosine Der Tavitian
    Vice President UCLA Reneé Krystle Doll Lazaro
    Treasurer Anna Dermenchyan
    Treasurer Elect Lisa Kittisinchaikul
    Corresponding Secretary Judy Sumner
    Leadership Succession Committee Karen Jensen
    Leadership Succession Committee Michelle Tolentino
    Governance Committee Susan Opas
    Counselor/Faculty Advisor CSUN Jon Christensen 

    And another Congrats to Ana Andress who was appointed to fulfill the Leadership Succession Committee vacancy through June 202O left by Rebekah Child.

    Welcome to all!!
  • Gamma Tau at-Large & IOFA Collaboration

    Join us for a free education event on human trafficking
  • Social Media Committee

    Want to get involved in boosting our online presence and helping our chapter grow? Join our Social Media Committee!
  • Social Media Webcast Link

    In case you missed the live webcast, here is the link for the recording:
  • Join our first webcast!

    Our chapter will be featured in an upcoming webcast with other chapters, showcasing our success stories!

    For event information, click the link below:

    Webcast: Social Media Success Stories from Real Sigma Chapters
  • Results are in!

    Chapter Members have voted in favor of inviting California State University Channel Islands (CSU-CI) to join our chapter!  There is still work to be done, but we look forward to this new and exciting direction in our chapter!
  • We are now on Twitter!

    Follow us on Twitter, and see some highlights from the Leadership Connection 2018 - Chapter Leader Track
  • Congratulations to Gamma Tau Chapter for Receiving Showcase of Regional Excellence Awards!

    ​Congratulations to the Gamma Tau-at-Large Chapter on receiving recognition through the Showcase of Regional Excellence for our chapter's s efforts to fulfill the presidential call to action -- Advocacy, Philanthropy, Policy, and Life Long Learning!​
  • Surviving Your First Years as a Nurse

    Now Free for Members
    The Surviving Your First Years as a Nurse continuing nursing education program is now free to active STTI members. This unique program is designed for new nurses and covers topics and issues that will help the transition from student to professional nurse. Course subjects include legal risks as a nurse, using social media in a healthcare environment, dealing with incivility, and more.

    Remember, to see your member pricing, you will need to log in to using your member number or password.