Hi everyone! This is Adrian from Epsilon Rho, and I am so excited and very honored to be your MAP Chaplain for this year! Here’s a little bit about me to help you get to know what I’m all about. As always, please feel free to get a hold of me with any questions – or just to chat!
I joined Kappa Psi because I did not do anything Greek in undergrad and I was always interested. When I began Rush and saw how close everyone was, I knew I had to become a Brother. I wasn’t very close to many people in undergrad, I did a lot of things on my own – being new to Rockford and this being my last trip through school, I knew I didn’t want it to be another lonely 4 years. Also, I really wanted one of the t-shirts the Brothers all had – so cute!
I wanted to become Chaplain because I am a huge ritual nerd. I was drawn to the position of Chaplain at Epsilon Rho, and with elections coming up for the next year I honestly couldn’t see myself in another position. I love the history and tradition preserved in the rituals and want to make sure that all Brothers understand the importance of the rituals. I recently got the chance to watch the ritual video and it was SO interesting – I plan to share what I learned with everyone soon!
My favorite memory in Kappa Psi used to be initiation – it was so gratifying to have all those weeks of work during Pledging pay off. However, my all time favorite memory will always be when I met my boyfriend, EJ Oldfield of Epsilon Upsilon chapter, at Fall 2015 conclave at Butler in Indianapolis. We started talking then, and have never stopped – I have never felt so lucky to be in Kappa Psi since it brought this wonderful man into my life.
I have already stated why I joined. I also mentioned that I was Chaplain at EP last year, and this year I will be the risk management chair. I was able to make it to MAP Executive Committee – I’m going to chalk that up as a HUGE accomplishment! While Chaplain at EP, I was able to hold a ritual workshop for new Brothers, and planned the Graduation Ritual for our largest graduating class – I spearheaded the effort to make sure they got paddles as a graduation gift (a subject of much disagreement but worth it in my eyes), and created superlatives for them after getting nominations from within the class of 2016. Not trying to toot my own horn, but I think it was a very nice touch to the ceremony to get everyone reminiscing of their time at EP, and also nice to send them off with a gift from all of us.
I will be starting my 3rd year of pharmacy school in August. I work as an Intern at CVS, and for the rest of this summer will be continuing to work at Casey’s General Store in my hometown of Toulon – which I am going to miss so much, but I won’t have time for with rotations next summer. As previously stated, my boyfriend is also a Brother in KY – we are coming up on one year in November! My family is important to me as well – one of the main reasons I have kept this job back home so I can come visit – mom Laurie, dad Eugene, younger sister Alix, and grandma Ruth. They all seem to love me and support me no matter what – and they make me yummy home cooked food when I come home!
I am a big Netflix fan – Archer is my current obsession, but I also love Supernatural, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, American Dad, and Fullmetal Alchemist. Others not on Netflix that I love are Dragon Ball Z and Seinfeld. I, like most of the world, am big into Pokemon Go. If anybody wants to come play with me, there is an area near my apartment that has tons of stops and Mons to catch! I like to go to the movies–I like almost everything, except chick flicks–but I HATE popcorn. I’m a huge foodie, so I’m always down to try a new restaurant or kind of food. I am a huge Star Wars fan also!
I am very excited to be starting my last year of classes EVER! I am also excited to see my boyfriend graduate in May. I am equally pumped to be working with my awesome Executive Committee and bringing my best to the table for all of the province. It’s going to be a good year!
MAP Chap out!!