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

Vice Satrap Bio

Brother Patrice pledged Kappa Psi at the Epsilon Rho Chapter in the fall of 2013. Amongst the various student organizations at the UIC College of Pharmacy in Rockford, Kappa Psi’s ability to offer leadership development and an international network of brotherhood was more than enough to attract her interest. She went on to serve as Epsilon Rho’s chaplain, spring 2014 conclave delegate, GCC alternate delegate and regent. Following her regency, she desired to continue to make a difference in the fraternity as it had made an enormous difference unto her. Thus, she ran for the position of Vice Satrap. In addition to her involvement on the province level, she also currently serves the fraternity on a national level as a member of the chapter awards committee. Over the course of the next year, she wants to place her energy into being an involved chapter mentor, standardizing the conclave planning process, emphasizing risk management and encouraging EVERYONE to attend the 58thGCC in Naples, FL! Branching out and meeting brothers outside of your home chapter and home province is an incredible experience. A couple of her favorite memories as a Kappa Psi brother was attending the Great Lakes fall 2014 conclave in Detroit, MI and the 57th GCC in Denver, CO. Attending GCC is truly a life-changing experience and she highly recommends that everyone begin saving up and planning now to attend. When she is not on rotation, she enjoys being outdoors, catching up with her Kappa Psi brothers or crushing the competition on candy crush. Having trouble passing a level? Let her know!

 

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Vice Satrap 2016-2017 Charges

Brother Patrice Davis, Vice Satrap:

1)  Integrate feedback gathered from post-conclave surveys into the planning process of future province meetings.  Work with host chapters accordingly to execute goals gathered from feedback

2) Work with Collegiate Development Committee to foster improved communication between collegiate chapter regents – consult in and help conduct conference calls amongst collegiate chapter regents

3) Create suggested guideline for collegiate chapter officer transitioning and province hosting processes – reach out to previous province planning chairs and committees to gather feedback on their experiences and formulate a guide to future province hosts