The 52nd National Convention of Kappa Epsilon will be held at the historic Francis Marion Hotel and Spa in Downtown Charleston South Carolina from July 31- August 3rd 2019. We are truly going to step back in time to the era of the founding of our fraternity at the Francis Marion.

Each collegiate chapter is encouraged to send two delegates. Attendance of one delegate per chapter is required. Delegates, representing their respective chapters, are required to attend all scheduled programs and activities. Convention is a great time to network and meet other members of our organization and the fraternity would encourage sending multiple members from your chapter is feasible.

Market Place Rules and Regulations: If you would like to have a table at the Kappa Epsilon Convention Marketplace, please click on the button below to download the Marketplace Registration From. Please return the form to Rules and regulations for the Markeplace can be found on the form.

July 31 – August 3 | Charleston, SC








Register for the convention today! DEADLINE to purchase tickets is June 15th!

Event Venue


All rooms must be booked at the Francis Marion Hotel by July 5, 2019 to receive the contracted rate of $169 per night for a traditional room or $209 for the Deluxe room (plus taxes). To secure your room call the Francis Marion Hotel at 843-722-0600 and mention Kappa Epsilon’s 52nd National Convention.

387 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Online Code: KE2019

If you would rather email the hotel you can do so by emailing, please also remind them that we have a special rate code: KE2019


* CE Activity

Time Room/Venue
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Rutledge Foundation Meeting
8:00 am-10:00 am Middleton Grand Council Meeting
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Secured 100 Year Anniversary Committee
10:00 am-11:30 am Middleton Past Presidents/GC meeting
11:30 am-1:00 pm Middleton 100th Anniversary Committee/GC meeting
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Middleton Alumni Interest Committee/GC meeting
11:00 pm-12:00pm Upper Lobby Registration Set Up
12:00 pm-4:30 pm Upper Lobby Registration
11:00 pm-12:00 pm Pinckney Room Set-up Marketplace
12:00pm-4:00pm Pickney Room Marketplace Opens
4:00 pm- 5:00 pm Carolina Ballroom Opening Session
5:00 pm-6:00 pm Carolina Ballroom Chapter Philanthropy Poster Session and Hors d’oeuvres
5:00 pm-6:00pm Pinckney Room Marketplace Open
6:00 pm-10:00 pm On Own Time Collegiate Free Time
6:30 pm-10:00 pm Stars Rooftop & Grill Room

Alumni Social (Alumni and Alumni on Rotation)

Cynthia R. Grosso
The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette

Time Room/Venue
8:15 am-9:15 am Colonial Room

Biosimilars 101 and Beyond *
Carolyn Bondarenka, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

9:15am-9:30 am Carolina Ballroom General Session – Select Alumni-at-Large Delegates
9:30 am-10:45 am Carolina Ballroom Business Session I
10:45am-1:00pm Pinckney Room Marketplace Open
11:00 am- 12:00 pm Calhoun Room
Carolina A
Carolina B
National Committees Breakout
11:00 am-12:00 pm Carolina Ballroom Advisor Workshop
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Colonial Room Lunch
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Carolina Room

Are You Still Counting Pills?*
Heather Easterling, PharmD, MBA

2:15 pm-3:45 pm Carolina Room Resident and Fellowship Roundtable
2:15 pm-3:45 pm Calhoun Room Alumni Workshop
4:00 pm-5:00 pm Carolina Room Mentorship Programming
Janelle Perkins, PharmD, BCOP
5:00 pm-5:30 pm Carolina Room Memorial Service
5:30 pm-7:00 pm Pinckney Room Marketplace Open
7:00 pm-9:00 pm Colonial Room

Plantation Medicine in South Carolina:  1842-1852*
Dr. Ronald Nickel

Time Room/Venue
8:00 am-9:00 am Colonial Room

Screening for Breast and Ovarian Cancer:
What to Do and When*
Michelle Simmons, PharmD

9:15am-11:15 am Carolina Room Business Session II, Part 1
11:30 am-1:00 pm Colonial Room Foundation Luncheon
1:00 pm-2:30 pm Carolina Room Collegiate Workshop
1:00 pm-2:30 pm Calhoun Room

Stress Resilience and Well-Being through Meditation
Lisa M. Hanlon Wilhelm, BS Pharm, RPh.

2:45 pm-4:45 pm Carolina Room Business Session II, Part 2
4:45 pm-6:00 pm Pinckney Room Marketplace Open
6:15-6:30 pm Bus Bus to Aquarium
6:30-7:30pm Aquarium Veranda Group Photo, Grand Council and Foundation Photos & Cocktail Hour
7:30 pm-10:00 pm SC Aquarium Collegiate Awards Ceremony Dinner
Time Room/Venue
8:00 am-9:00am Colonial Room Pharmacy Burnout *
Gabriela D Williams, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
9:15 am-10:45 am Carolina Room Business Session III and Rededication
11:00am-1:00pm Colonial Room Brunch
Awards Ceremony and Officer Installation
2:30 pm-5:00 pm Middleton Grand Council Officer Transition (Old and New GC)
7:00-9:00 pm Off Site GC Officer Transition Dinner

Support the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Support the Kappa Epsilon Foundation

Meet Our Speakers

Carolyn Bondarenka, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Carolyn Bondarenka, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Manager, Oncology Pharmacy Practice, Medical University of South Carolina

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Heather Easterling, PharmD, MBA

Heather Easterling, PharmD, MBA

Administrator of Pharmacy Services, MUSC Health

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Michele Hodges Simmons, PharmD

Michele Hodges Simmons, PharmD

Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Mission Health SECU Cancer Center

Dr. Ronald Nickel

Dr. Ronald Nickel

Jenelle Perkins, PharmD, BCOP

Jenelle Perkins, PharmD, BCOP

Associate Professor, University of South Florida College of Pharmacy

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Gabriela D. Williams, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Gabriela D. Williams, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Psychiatry, Eskenazi Health

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Lisa M. Hanlon Wilhelm, BS Pharm, RPh.

Lisa M. Hanlon Wilhelm, BS Pharm, RPh.

Medication Safety and Compliance Specialist, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

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Cynthia R. Grosso

Cynthia R. Grosso

Founder, Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette

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Convention Gear

The KE 52nd National Convention t-shirt is available for purchase in the online registration form for $20.

T-shirts will be handed out at the convention.

Explore Charleston

Promotional Video Contest

UF College of Pharmacy Jacksonville (beta alpha chapter)’s completed submission for the Promotional Video Contest: Please click on the link to view Beta Alpha Chapters Video

DEADLINE to Purchase Convention Tickets June 15th

Please make sure you register for Convention before JUNE 15th! If you are having trouble registering please reach out to Chapters please remember that each chapter must send at least one delegate from each chapter.

Register HERE!


Career Achievement Award Winner 2019

Please help me Congratulate Janelle Perkins, on being awarded the 2019 Career Achievement Award.

Janelle B. Perkins, PharmD, BCOP

Perkins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Pharmacy and practices in the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic at Moffitt Cancer Center (MCC) in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from University of Florida with a BS Pharm and earned her PharmD from University of North Carolina. She completed an oncology pharmacy residency at the VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to her current position, she was a faculty member in the BMT Program at MCC where she served as a principal investigator on clinical trials involving graft-versus-host disease and busulfan pharmacokinetics. At USF, she teaches courses in research methods and oncology therapeutics and serves as the Biomedical IRB Vice-Chair at USF. She was recently appointed to the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Oncology Council and is a member of ACCP, ASBMT and HOPA.

Congrats Janelle!

History & Philanthropy Poster Challenge

Kappa Epsilon will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in just a few short years. A lot has happened over these years and we want to take time to recognize our rich history and highlight chapter events.

Last biennium we asked all chapters to create posters that described the first half of their chapter history. This biennium, the Fraternity is again challenging all chapters to showcase the second part of their chapter history (up to present) as well as highlight the chapter’s philanthropic endeavors. We want to memorialize one of the great pillars of our fraternal bond: service.

They will be displayed during the 2019 KE Convention in Charleston, SC. These posters are going to be incredibly important, because the information you share could be used in a book being written to celebrate KE’s 100th anniversary. We also want to be able to share your chapter’s personality so these posters may be converted to an electronic scrapbook.



KE History and Philanthropy Poster Requirements (PDF)

History and Philanthropy Poster Templates Landscape (PPT)

History and Philanthropy Poster Templates Portrait (PPT)