Karen Morin Inspires Leadership

On October 28, Dr. Karen Morin—the Janet A. Sipple Lecturer—inspired more than 400 nursing students, faculty, administrators, and health advocates from Moravian and the greater Lehigh Valley with her presentation, "So You Want to be a Leader…?"given in Foy Hall.  The highly accomplished, incoming president of Sigma Theta Tau international honor society of nursing captivated and motivated her audience with anecdotes about overcoming her own struggles and failures.

Since the lecture, many students have stopped Janet Sipple, professor of nursing, in the hall to say they have accepted the challenge to become a leader. Student feedback has been extremely positive. "She is a dynamic speaker and I felt a connection to her presentation!" said one student. "Leadership is more realistic than I thought," wrote another.

"Her lecture was inspirational for all who attended," commented Beth Gotwals, assistant professor of nursing. "Dr. Morin believes leadership is a process in which ordinary people bring forth the best in themselves and others. Her stories made this definition come alive for members of the Moravian College community and surrounding academic and local communities."

The Janet A. Sipple Lecture planning committee is grateful to United Student Government, Moravian College Arts and Lectures Committee, Pennsylvania Eastern Region Organization of Nurse Leaders, Upsilon Alpha Chapter, and Sigma Theta Tau International for their support, which allowed us to bring this distinguished lecturer to campus. Proceeds from the Janet A. Sipple Lecture Endowment also provided funding for the lecture.  

To help bring future outstanding speakers to Moravian for the Sipple Lecture, please contribute to the Sipple Endowment by using the following link, and indicate The Sipple Lecture Endowment: https://secure.moravian.edu/dev/contribution.asp
Bertie Knisely, director of leadership giving, and Lori Hoffman, associate professor of nursing