Kappa Epsilon chapter honored at national convention
The Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy Kappa Epsilon chapter received the National Projects Excellence award for the 2009-11 biennium and garnered honorable mention honors as Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award for the 2010-11 school year at its annual convention in Phoenix.
The ONU chapter, with more than 150 members, was recognized for its outstanding work promoting breast cancer awareness. The chapter co-sponsors the annual Stefanie Spielman Walk/Run for Breast Cancer at ONU’s Homecoming, provides friendly gift baskets to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at St. Rita’s Medical Center and Lima Memorial Hospital, participates in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and holds bake sales, spaghetti dinners and bake-offs to raise money for women who need mammograms but are unable to afford them.
Kappa Epsilon is a professional fraternity for women in pharmacy. At ONU, Kappa Epsilon strives to unite women in pharmacy and stimulate a desire for high scholastic achievement. Kappa Epsilon promotes the profession of pharmacy through a number of professional projects, including poison-prevention educational shows, blindness-screening clinics, CPR training and an array of guest speakers.
Founded in 1921, Kappa Epsilon has had an important impact on the profession of pharmacy for more than 80 years by supporting personal and professional development, providing networking opportunities, promoting pharmacy as a career, and participating in various breast cancer awareness efforts. Currently, there are 39 collegiate chapters, one collegiate colony and 15 alumni chapters across the United States.