Members

Kappa Epsilon Members

The members of the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity encourage one another to become capable pharmacists and share the bond of a lifelong commitment of loyalty and friendship.

Fraternity life has many benefits, some immediate and some long-lasting. The Kappa Epsilon Fraternity provides its members with noteworthy contacts for professional networking, encourages both personal and professional development, recognizes members’ achievements through awards and honors, provides scholarship and fellowship opportunities, participates in national projects that benefit the community and shares a common bond to make a difference.

Kappa Epsilon members share the attributes of the profession, lifelong friendships, high ideals and the purposes of the Fraternity. The founding members of Kappa Epsilon set very high standards for the Fraternity and its members to enrich their lives and strengthen their dedication to the profession of pharmacy. Together, each member is encouraged and challenged to uphold these standards throughout their college years and beyond.

At Kappa Epsilon you will find friendship, respect, inspiring activities, community service, professionalism, lifelong networking and just plain fun!

Goals for Members

Unity
Uniting students of pharmacy across the nation

Collaboration
Cooperating with faculties of colleges where chapters are established

Edification
Inspiring members with a desire for high scholarship

Awareness
Fostering a professional consciousness

Relationship
Providing a bond of lasting loyalty, interest and friendship

Our Advantages

Networking

Professional Development

Continuing Education

Local & National Leadership

Community Service

National Conventions

Alumni Retreats Friendship & Fun!

Zada Cooper Scholarships

The Zada M. Cooper Scholarship was established in 1955 in honor of Kappa Epsilon’s founder, Zada M. Cooper. Recognizing superior achievement, the scholarship is supported by a small percentage of each member’s national dues in addition to KE Members who donate to the KE Foundation Scholarship Fund. This award consists of five $750 scholarships that are presented annually to active collegiate members by the KE Foundation.

The applicant must have completed the equivalent of six semesters of undergraduate education with at least two of these semesters in an accredited college of pharmacy. Preference is given to applicants who have maintained high academic standards and have also contributed substantially to the activities of their KE Chapter and college of pharmacy. Consideration is also given to those applicants who are in need of financial assistance. There may be more than one applicant per collegiate chapter. Applications due by November 30.

 

How to Apply

  • Meet Eligibility Requirements: Collegiate members in good standing may apply
  • Scholastic Ability: Completed six semesters of undergraduate education with at least two semesters in an accredited college of pharmacy
  • Submit Your Application: Consideration will be given to those who need financial assistance

Application Documents

  • Zada Cooper Scholarship Application
  • Letter of Reference Form

Application forms are available to Members at the KE Docs Page.  Contact the KE Office with questions.

Awards

Kappa Epsilon has played an important role in the profession of pharmacy by supporting both personal and professional development through continuing education for its members; has promoted and supported projects that address women’s health issues; and has furthered pharmaceutical education and research.

As we encourage Kappa Epsilon Members to achieve greatness, it is important that we acknowledge their achievements. In recognition, Kappa Epsilon takes great pride in bestowing and recognizing the many distinguished awards presented to its valued members over the years.

Career Achievement Award

The Career Achievement Award was created in 1965 to honor a KE Member for their professional accomplishments. It is awarded annually to an alumni member, and the recipient becomes the KE nomination for the PFA Career Achievement Award. A plaque is presented to the awardee. Nominations are screened by the Awards Committee and final selection by Grand Council. Nominations are due by October 15. Award Criteria: • Member in good standing • Participating actively in KE • Of national or international renown • At least 15 years of pharmacy career experience

Key of Excellence

The Key of Excellence was established in 1959 to honor an alumni member who has made meritorious contributions to the profession as well as to Kappa Epsilon. The award itself is a key made of yellow gold which carries the lettering Key of Excellence and the coat of arms. Nominations and selection will be reviewed and determined by Grand Council with corresponding vote of Grand Chapter during Convention. The Key of Excellence is Kappa Epsilon’s highest honor. Award Criteria: • Member in good standing • Significant contributions to KE with long-term service to the Fraternity • Known within the pharmacy community for participation in other associations

KE/Merck Vanguard Leadership Award

The KE/Merck Vanguard Leadership Award was established in 1989 to recognize exemplary pharmacists who are members of KE. Merck & Company, Inc. continues to support this award. It is awarded annually to an alumni member and presented at the Kappa Epsilon reception during the APhA Annual Meeting. Recipients have the option to be featured as a keynote speaker at the Kappa Epsilon biennial National Convention. Nominations are screened by the Awards Committee and final selection by Grand Council. The Awardee receives a plaque and is offered the opportunity to serve as a Continuing Education Speaker at National Convention. Nominations are due by October 15. Award Criteria: • Has served as an active participant in KE • Has made sustained exemplary contributions to their area of practice, professional associations, regulatory bodies, or pharmacy education • In their community, has demonstrated unique qualities of service beyond self; influencing and helping others, exhibiting innovation, seeking new challenges, and/or demonstrating an entrepreneurial spirit

Linda Rodgers Memorial Award

The Linda T. Rodgers Memorial Award was established in 1985 to honor a Kappa Epsilon member who best exemplifies Linda`s characteristics of leadership, dedication, diplomacy, friendship, and inspiration to others to attain higher goals and achievements. Linda Rodgers served as KE Grand Council President from 1981 to 1984, and resigned due to health problems. Later that year, Linda died of breast cancer. This dynamic woman, whose motto was “Do it till they tell you, you can`t,” influenced many people during her lifetime. A $200 award is presented annually to a KE Member; in even numbered years to a collegiate and to an alumni in odd-numbered years. Nominations due by May 15.

Nellie Wakeman Fellowship

The Nellie Wakeman Fellowship is a $7500 award jointly sponsored by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) and Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. It was established in 1957 to encourage outstanding Kappa Epsilon members to pursue an advanced degree in a college of pharmacy graduate program in the pharmaceutical sciences. Applicants must be in the final year of the Pharm.D. program or have completed the Pharm.D. degree and planning to enroll in a Ph.D. degree, Masters degree or combined Residency / Masters degree at an accredited U.S. College or School of Pharmacy. Consideration is given to those who need financial assistance to further their education. At the time of application, the Kappa Epsilon Member must be in good financial standing with the Fraternity. Applications are due by February 1.

Unicorn Award

The Unicorn Award was established in 1985 to recognize alumni members serving as the leaders, workers, contributors and creators who make Kappa Epsilon a better organization. Nominations and selections are made by the Grand Council. Recipients are honored at Kappa Epsilon’s biennial National Convention. Award Criteria: • Active participation and involvement within KE • At least five years of post-collegiate service to KE. Some examples of service include advising a collegiate chapter, participating in an alumni chapter, serving as a KE National Liaison, serving on a national committee and/or serving on Grand Council.

Applications

  • Career Achivement Award
  • Linda Rodgers Memorial Award
  • KE / Merck Vanguard Leadership Award
  • Nellie Wakeman Fellowship
  • Letter of Reference

Application forms are available to Members at the KE Docs Page.  Contact the KE Office with questions.

National Liaison Program

The KE National Liaison Program was created in 2005 to strengthen the bond and remove the physical boundaries between the Grand Council and Kappa Epsilon Collegiate Chapters.

KE National Liaisons are enthusiastic alumni representatives of Kappa Epsilon, who reside in areas that are in close proximity to a Kappa Epsilon Collegiate Chapter and serve as a liaison between the Grand Council and chapter members. Each KE National Liaison is encouraged to communicate with the chapters in their assigned area, complete a formal visitation on behalf of Grand Council at least once during the biennium, assist with providing ideas for chapter management or operations, as needed, and keep Grand Council informed of chapter activities and significant events. If you are interested in serving as a KE National Liaison to a nearby Kappa Epsilon Collegiate Chapter in your area, please sign into the KE member site (go to forms, click on National Liaison, and fill out the National Liaison interest form. For further assistance or questions please contact National Liaison Committee Chair Patrick Campbell at ptrack06@gmail.com or the Executive Office at ke@affinity-strategies.com

A National Liaison

  • Assists Grand Council: By serving as a liaison between Grand Council and Collegiate Chapters
  •  Assists Collegiate Chapters: Communicates and coordinates with assigned Collegiate Chapters
  • Assists the Missions: Play a vital role in accomplishing and promoting the work of Kappa Epsilon

The Benefit

  • Become involved with collegiates
  • Share your knowledge & expertise
  • Encourage others to acheive great
  • Extend the reach throughout the community
  • Celebrate your accomplishments
  • Make a Difference!

National Liaisons Serving Collegiate Chapters

Alpha Chapter at the University of Minnesota • National Liaison Sherrill Brown docx2@hotmail.com • Grand Council Connection Alissa Lockwood lockwood.alissa@gmail.com

Lambda Chapter at the University of North Carolina • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Adrienne Giddens apgiddens@gmail.com

Rho Chapter at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center • National Liaison Courtney Anderson CourtneyJA@gmail.com • Grand Council Connection Sara Snow sarasnow23@gmail.com

Chi Chapter at South Dakota State University • National Liaison Diane Duff dyansduff@charter.net • Grand Council Connection Alissa Lockwood lockwood.alissa@gmail.com

Alpha Gamma Chapter at the University of Mississippi • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Kathy Nguyen nguyenkk2@vcu.edu

Alpha Lambda Chapter at the University of South Carolina • National Liaison Sloan Fleming sloan.fleming@gmail.com • Grand Council Connection Morgan Fleming mafleming@presby.edu

Alpha Pi Chapter at Howard University • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Kathy Nguyen nguyenkk2@vcu.edu

Alpha Psi Chapter at Palm Beach Atlantic University • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Erika Dittmar pharmerika@gmail.com

Beta Gamma Chapter at South University-Savannah • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Adrienne Giddens apgiddens@gmail.com

Beta Theta Chapter at the University of the Incarnate Word • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Alissa Lockwood lockwood.alissa@gmail.com

Beta Mu Chapter at the University of North Carolina-Asheville • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Adrienne Giddens apgiddens@gmail.com

Beta Pi Colony at Concordia University-Wisconsin • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Elena Santayana elena.santayana@gmail.com

Beta Chapter at the University of Nebraska • National Liaison Michelle Simmons • Grand Council Connection Ivey Robbins ivrobbins@gmail.com

Mu Chapter at the University of Kansas • National Liaison Cameron Lindsey lindseyca@umkc.edu • Grand Council Connection Elena Santayana elena.santayana@gmail.com

Sigma Chapter at the University of Arizona • National Liaison Cathy Cantini ccantini@cox.net • Grand Council Connection Chelsea Shields kappaepsilon@icloud.com

Psi Chapter at Ohio Northern University • National Liaison Courtney Anderson CourtneyJA@gmail.com • Grand Council Connection Morgan Fleming mafleming@presby.edu

Alpha Delta Chapter at Mercer University • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Morgan Fleming mafleming@presby.edu

Alpha Nu Chapter at Xavier University • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Sara Snow sarasnow23@gmail.com

Alpha Rho Chapter at Campbell University • National Liaison Sloan Fleming sloan.fleming@gmail.com • Grand Council Connection Chelsea Shields kevpcomm@icloud.com

Alpha Omega Chapter at the University of Florida-St Petersburg • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Elena Santayana elena.santayana@gmail.com

Beta Epsilon Chapter the Medical University of South Carolina • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Morgan Fleming mafleming@presby.edu

Beta Iota Chapter at the LECOM School of Pharmacy • National Liaison Sara Seng sara@senginc.com • Grand Council Connection Erika Dittmar pharmerika@gmail.com

Beta Nu Chapter at South University-Columbia • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Ivey Robbins ivrobbins@gmail.com

Beta Rho Colony at Midwestern University-Glendale • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Sara Snow sarasnow23@gmail.com

Delta Chapter at the University of Montana • National Liaison Dyan Duff dyansduff@charter.net • Grand Council Connection Chelsea Shields kappaepsilon@icloud.com

Xi Chapter at The University of Texas-Austin • National Liaison Susie Bartlemay sebrph@comcast.net • Grand Council Connection Alissa Lockwood lockwood.alissa@gmail.com

Tau Chapter at Virginia Commonwealth University • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Elena Santayana elena.santayana@gmail.com

Omega Chapter at the University of Missouri-UMKC • National Liaison Jeanie Brown mjbbrown@ku.edu • Grand Council Connection Elena Santayana elena.santayana@gmail.com

Alpha Epsilon Chapter at the University of Louisiana-Monroe • National Liaison Marianne Billeter mbilleter@cox.net • Grand Council Connection Sara Snow sarasnow23@gmail.com

Alpha Xi Chapter at Florida A&M University • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Erika Dittmar pharmerika@gmail.com

Alpha Phi Chapter at Duquesne University • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Ivey Robbins ivrobbins@gmail.com

Beta Alpha Chapter at the University of Florida-Jacksonville • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Erika Dittmar pharmerika@gmail.com

Beta Zeta Chapter at the University of Findlay • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Kathy Nguyen nguyenkk2@vcu.edu

Beta Kappa Chapter at Presbyterian College • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Ivey Robbins ivrobbins@gmail.com

Beta Xi Colony (Colonization Pending) • National Liaison • Grand Council Connection

Beta Sigma Colony (Colonization Pending) • National Liaison • Grand Council Connection

Kappa Chapter at the University of Florida-Gainesville • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Erika Dittmar pharmerika@gmail.com

Pi Chapter at Purdue University • National Liaison Jane Hammock tbburg@tds.net • National Liaison Margaret Haehl mrhaehl@sbcglobal.net • Grand Council Connection Elena Santayana elena.santayana@gmail.com

Upsilon Chapter at University of Houston • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Alissa Lockwood lockwood.alissa@gmail.com

Alpha Beta Chapter at Southwestern Oklahoma State University • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Ivey Robbins ivrobbins@gmail.com

Alpha Theta Chapter at the University of Arkansas Medical School • National Liaison Dyan Duff dyansduff@charter.net • Grand Council Connection Sara Snow sarasnow23@gmail.com

Alpha Omicron Chapter at St. Louis College of Pharmacy • National Liaison • Grand Council Connection Adrienne Giddens apgiddens@gmail.com

Alpha Chi Chapter at Shenandoah University • National Liaison Lisa Barletta lbarletta@psu.edu • Grand Council Connection Kathy Nguyen nguyenkk2@vcu.edu

Beta Beta Chapter at the University of Florida-Orlando • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Erika Cortes pharmerika@gmail.com

Beta Eta Chapter at East Tennessee State University • National Liaison Lisa Beregi drlab88@aol.com • Grand Council Connection Chelsea Shields kappaepsilon@icloud.com

Beta Lambda Chapter at the University of Kansas-Wichita • National Liaisons Jeanie Brown and Donna Coffman, Mu Chapter Advisors • Grand Council Connection Erika Dittmar pharmerika@gmail.com

Beta Omicron Chapter at Wingate University • National Liaison (pending) • Grand Council Connection Chelsea Shields kappaepsilon@icloud.com

Beta Tau Colony (Colonization Pending) • National Liaison • Grand Council Connection