Philanthropist of the Month

September
2018

Sarah Noble headshot  Sarah Noble, Gamma Pi 

“September is childhood cancer and blood cancer awareness month. Sarah is a childhood leukemia survivor and has volunteered with many related organizations over the years. She has continually been involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society since her diagnosis. In 2016, she ran for LLS Student of the Year, is currently training with Team in Training to raise money while training for the Disney marathon, and is planning on running for LLS Woman of the Year in 2020. She has been a wish granter for Make-a-Wish since 2013 to help fulfill the wishes and dreams of children with chronic or life-threatening diseases. Since 2011 she has volunteered at Camp Quality NWMO, a week-long summer camp for kids with cancer.  At STLCOP, she has served on committees with ACCP, ASHP, and PPAG; as well as served as vice-chair for Operation Cancer. They held Alex’s Lemonade Stand, made holiday cards for the local children’s hospital, made blankets and care packages, volunteered at Light the Night, and volunteered at Hunt for the Cure among other
events.”

– Ellisa Zhang

Sarah is training to complete the Disney Half-Marathon and raising money with LLS as part of it. If you’d like to donate, here’s her personal fundraising link: https://pages.teamintraining.org/mid/wdw19/SNoble

30652663_10210534587672569_2913824857214943232_n Brianna Denton, Zeta Mu

“Brianna Denton was initiated into Kappa Psi last fall. Since then she has gone above and beyond to become more involved in our chapter, including stepping into the role of Philanthropy Chair for this coming year. Although we have only been in school for a few weeks, we can already see a positive outcome from Brianna’s involvement in this role. She has stepped out of her comfort zone to make rushes feel welcome and to ensure they are knowledgeable about our philanthropic roles in our community. We are very excited to see where she leads our chapter this year!”

-Kayla Shaw

 

New Section- Important Links

Brothers,

There is new link on the top of the page which contains links to various important documents.  Currently we have the following links:

If you would like me to add another links to this page please let me know!

Fraternally,

Boda

 

Mid-America Province Assemblies

Assembly I: Gamma Pi – St. Louis, MO on September 7-8, 2012
Assembly II: Rho – Lawrence, KS on February 8-9, 2013
Assembly III: Pi – West Lafayette, IN on October 18-20, 2013
Assembly IV: Chi – Chicago, IL on April 25-26, 2014
Assembly V: Gamma Theta – Kansas City, MO on September 5-6, 2014
Assembly VI: Delta Nu – Downers Grove, IL on April 17-18, 2015
Assembly VII: Beta Upsilon – Indianapolis, IN on October 16-17, 2015
Assembly VIII: Epsilon Rho – Rockford, IL on April 15-16, 2016
Assembly IX: Epsilon Upsilon – Schaumburg, IL on October 7-8, 2016
Assembly X: Rho – Lawrence, KS on March 10-11, 2017
Assembly XI: Epsilon Omega – North Chicago, IL on October 13-14, 2017

Assembly XII: Pi – West Lafayette, IN on March 23-24, 2018

Upcoming: Assembly XIII: Chi – Chicago, IL on September 28-29, 2018.

Satrap Bio-2017-2018

Tierney Mull, Mid-America Province Satrap

My home will forever be with Pi Chapter at Purdue University! Kappa Psi was a smaller chapter at Purdue and included well known faculty; I figured this was going to help me build stronger connections with others in my class and build my professional network.  I had no idea it was going to introduce me to hundreds of brothers while I was traveling through and to at least 4 states thus far and allow me to develop unique leadership skills incomparable to any other experience I have ever had.

So, now to more fun stuff.  Do I really have time for fun stuff right now?  Believe it or not, I do!  I enjoy taking spontaneous weekend trips to the bigger cities around me like Indy, Cincinnati and Nashville.  I love rollercoasters and theme parks, but I am even more excited for the haunted houses to open this fall!  And my inner-nerd loves to read, sadly I don’t do much of that leisurely now since I’m busy reading journal clubs every other week.

Well, I guess that’s all for now!  Don’t be shy to come say hello at Province! Thanks for reading!

Immediate Past Satrap Bio 2017-2018

When I first decided to pledge for Kappa Psi 4 years ago, I never would have imagined that I would one day have an opportunity to serve as Satrap for the entire province!  I knew very early on that I wanted to serve as Secretary of Mid-America Province, because I love to be organized and contribute “behind-the-scenes,” but the position of Satrap definitely seemed outside my comfort zone.  However, this past year, I was and continue to be amazed by everything our chapters have accomplished.  I realized that, if all of you guys could accomplish so much, I could handle the position of Satrap.  You guys inspired me to rise to the occasion!  I loved every second of being Secretary, and I put everything that I had into that position.  I plan to do the same with Satrap, and it is because of all of you.on.  I plan to do the same with Satrap, and it is because of all of you. My interests include philanthropy, salad, tree kangaroos, tutoring, traveling, my nieces, and my husband.
 
Kappa Psi History
Fall 2012 Pledge class secretary
2013-2014 Chi Recording Secretary
2014-2015 Chi Corresponding Secretary
2015-2016 Chi IL Grad Liaison
Served as Chi chapter delegate for 3 MAP conclaves & 56th GCC
Founded Chi’s Philanthropy Committee, Fall 2013
2015-2016 Mid-America Province Secretary
MAP Committees – Risk Management (2013-2014), Philanthropy Co-chair (2014-2016)
International Committees – Philanthropy 2013-present
Foundation Scholarship Recipient 2015
-Becca

Fellowship Award-Fall 2017

Congratulations to our Fellowship Award winners! These Brothers were recognized by their chapters and their Brothers for their commitment to Kappa Psi and for exemplifying our tenant of Fellowship.

Edward J Oldfield – Epsilon Upsilon
EJ is always ready to help any brother out. EJ is always ready to give tips and pointers about anything you’d have an interest in learning; whether pharmacy related or not.

Krista Paplaczyk – Epsilon Omega
Krista will always be there for any brother at anytime, whether it has to do with school or just to talk. She is an amazing friend, and an even better brother. Our chapter is extremely lucky to have such a dedicated and driven person.

Jacquelyn Punches – Epsilon Rho
Jacquelyn truly values the meaning of brotherhood. She helps the chapter and its brothers in any way that she can and is constantly finding ways to recognize brothers for their hard work and achievements, while never searching for her own recognition. She is a true friend and brother who is always there for you, and never says no. She is hard working and passionate and we are so lucky to have a brother like her in our chapter.

Margaret Lee – Delta Nu
Margaret exhibits fellowship with her utmost positivity and her passion for Kappa Psi. She encourages you to step out of your comfort zone but most importantly, catch you if you fall. Her selflessness towards every brother will be one of the many reasons our chapter will thrive. Without her, the chapter would truly be different. –Delta Nu

Jimmy Nguyen – Epsilon Upsilon
Very friendly and goes above and beyond to get things done.

Joyce Yii – Gamma Pi
Joyce has always gone above and beyond in all she does. She puts brotherhood first and
strives to always do more than just what is required of her. She is our Vice Regent Social and brings grace and honor to the position. She has truly done a tremendous job as our social chair and our brother. – The Gamma Pi Chapter

Thank you for all that you do for our Brotherhood!
PTBYB!
Eva Galka
MAP Chaplain

Vice Satrap Bio 2017-2018

“…Treat you better than me because that’s the heavenly key to unlock the inner strength where my essence will be..” – Nujabes

When I did my undergrad at Elgin Community College, one of my professors gave us the simple task of writing a paper about song lyrics that resonated within us. Little did I know that this “simple” task would take me hours upon hours of sifting through songs that I had in my music library. To this day those lyrics still resonate and are applicable to my life. Music, along with food, are some of my biggest passions.

Speaking of passion, my passion for our fraternity stems from the company I’ve kept throughout my years of pharmacy school. I was spending time with a couple second-year students with then colleagues, now brothers, talking about life and what have you. Diverse as they may be, I realized what they had in common which was that they were all involved with Kappa Psi. From that moment on I knew I wanted to join and thus began my illustrious career within our fraternity. I have served as the webmaster, the vice-regent, and the pledge educator for my chapter, Epsilon Omega. Throughout my different roles I have learned invaluable things that have added value to my sense of individualism. But there is one thing that stands out above all.

Pharmacy school is hard.

Without the support of my brothers around me, I wouldn’t be where I am now. Whether it be accompanying me to late night food runs to Chicago, or supporting one another before each exam, my brothers have been with me through it all. Everything that I do for Kappa Psi, I do for the prosperity of you, my brothers.

During my term I hope to work with chapters in order to produce a rush and pledge season that adheres to current risk management policies while molding passionate and committed brothers. I also aspire to increase inter-chapter relations and strengthen brotherly bonds. I am beyond elated to serve each and every one of you as your vice-satrap!

Fraternally,

Mark Abadines

Historian Bio 2017-2018

My name is L. Clinton Martin, I am a recent graduate from Gamma Pi chapter at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. I am originally, from Schaumburg, IL, and currently live in Jacksonville, IL. Upon graduation this year, I accepted a position with ShopKo Pharmacy as the Pharmacy Manager. My favorite thing about Kappa Psi is all the amazing, and inspiring people I have met over the years from Kappa Psi. I love meeting everyone and hearing about the amazing events and projects we do over the years. I look forward to serving as your Historian this year.

Webmaster Biography 2017-2018

Hi Brothers!

I am Emily Hoadley, a new graduate from Pi chapter (Purdue University) and current member of Toledo Grad.  I am from the Chicago Suburbs (Palatine), and just moved to Toledo, OH this summer for an ambulatory care focused PGY-1 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital/WW Knight Family Medicine Center!    I joined Kappa Psi as a second year pre-pharmacy student in 2012 and served as Pi Chapter’s Seargent-At-Arms, Chaplain, and Professional Projects Chair.  Outside of every province meeting ever, my favorite times with Kappa Psi were at the Leadership Symposium in Albuquerque last summer. I know it’s going to be another amazing year and I look forward to sharing it with all of you!

PTBYB,

Emily Hoadley, PharmD

Secretary Biography 2017-2018

Hello, Brothers! My name is Jessica Chang and I’m currently a new graduate from Rho Chapter at the University of Kansas. I’m honored to be serving as the Mid-America Province Secretary for a second term, and I hope that it’s another great year! Currently, I’m employed at CVS Health and working in the Kansas City Metro Area as a full-time pharmacist. In my years at Rho Chapter, I was Regent for the year of 2015-16, Vice-Regent during 2014-2015, and involved with many other committees along the way. Kappa Psi has given me many opportunities in all aspects of life, whether it be friendships, job opportunities, and life advice. Since I’m a new graduate, a goal of mine this year is to not only serve another productive term as MAP Secretary, but to also re-activate Kansas City Graduate Chapter with other Brothers in the area. It’s going to be a great year, and if you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out! PTBYB!