Beta Chapter – University of Nebraska

The Kappa Epsilon Beta Chapter is located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in Omaha Nebraska.

Beta Chapter’s national project is breast cancer awareness.  As a Chapter, this is our major philanthropy project, including participation in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, an awareness booth and bulletin board.  The Race for the Cure is a very fun and worthwhile event.  As a Chapter, we participate along with our friends and family in the local run/walk.  It is always rewarding to see so many people come together to support breast cancer research and awareness.  Beta Chapter also sponsors Pink Day, which is a meeting held at UNMC to raise breast cancer awareness including a speaker and games. For Pink Day, UNMC students donate money to nominate their favorite teacher to dress up in all pink attire during the Pink Day meeting. All of the donated money goes to promote breast cancer research.

Beta Chapter’s other philanthropy projects include making fleece blankets for the Humane Society, making Christmas cards for local nursing homes and the Armed Forces overseas, and constructing Valentine’s Day boxes for children in the pediatric units of Nebraska Medicine.

Beta Chapter also hosts many social events each year including a trip to the local pumpkin patch, a holiday lights tour of Omaha, and a “Start of School” barbecue. Beta Chapter also reserves study rooms on campus to give our members a place to study and collaborate with other Kappa Epsilon Members. Beta Chapter was proud to welcome 20 new Members to the chapter in 2014.

As a Chapter, we are excited to continue to promote the profession of pharmacy while creating lasting relationships among its Members. Beta chapter is also thrilled to be sending two of its Members to the National Convention in Orlando this July. We are excited to collaborate with other KE Chapters to exchange ideas to continually work to improve and maintain excellence expected from a Kappa Epsilon Chapter.

– by Jocelyn Utecht, Beta Chapter President 2015-2016