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  • EPSILON MU

    SPRING2012VOL. 1ISSUE 1

    PHARMACEUTICALFRATERNITY, INC.

  • 3 4

    Regent: Tien Nguyen

    Vice Regent: Richard Waithe

    Secretary: Laurie Eng

    Treasurer: Jacob Flanagan

    Chaplain: Matthew Irwin

    Pledgemaster: Jay Hazelcorn

    Historian: Timmy Do

    Sergeant-at-Arms: Nam Vu

    Grand Council Deputies:

    Dr. Renee Rose

    Dr. Harry Patrick Marcelin

    O F F I C E R S

  • 5 6

    The Spring semester has been a time of reorganization for the Epsilon Mu Chapter of Kappa

    Psi. The Alpha Class Brothers, who established the Chapter November 12, 2010, have gone

    on their APPE Rotation and left our budding new Chapter in the adept hands of the Beta and

    Gamma Classes. The Alpha Class has not gone far though; they are active participants in the

    Chapter Meetings and regularly attend social and community service events.

    S P R I N G I N T O A C T I O N

  • Gainesville, Florida7 8

    PROVINCE

    IV WINTER

    CONCLAVE

    THE BOND

    In January, Province IV Winter Conclave was held in Gainesville, Florida. The first night was a Meet

    & Greet social. Joel Rivera describes the experience: You are instantly tight with people you dont

    really know because you share the same bond of brotherhood. The next day began with an inspira-

    tional speech from Dr. Marvin Smith about leadership development followed by workshops and an

    Awards Ceremony. The weekend ended with Brothers in their jerseys enjoying brunch and relaxing

    after a whirlwind of events.

  • Also in January, a group of Brothers went on a Kappa Psi Ski Trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

    This trip bonded Brothers together from all across the country. Jay Hazelcorn spent most of

    his time hitting the slopes practicing his snowboarding, but he found time to network with

    Brothers from other schools. Other social activities included paintball and many impromp-

    tu trips to Downtown Orlando.

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    K A P PA P S ISKI TRIP

    9 10

    A BOND OF BROTHERHOOD

  • Lochhaven Park11 12

    The chapters biggest social event of the semester was the combined

    Kappa Psi and Kappa Epsilon picnic at Lochhaven Park. The

    Brothers of Kappa Psi enjoyed a fun day of hanging out with Kappa

    Epsilon, another fraternity on our campus. It was a day of barbecue,

    volleyball, and fraternization. James Love, who was instrumental

    in planning the picnic, says, It was a great time to get together and

    build relationships between the fraternities, and I look forward to

    working together on projects in the future.

    BIGGEST SOCIAL EVENT OFTHE SEMESTER

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    The Chapters official charity for this year is Give Kids

    the World, which is a non-profit organization whose

    mission is to grant cost-free trips to Central Florida

    attractions to terminally ill children and their families.

    Give Kids the World accomplishes its mission by

    expressing the core values of compassion, dedication,

    credibility, integrity, and teamwork.

    This semester, our Brothers participated in a kickball league with our Satrap, Dr. Jennifer Cortes, and

    Grand Council Deputy, Dr. Harry Patrick Marcelin. The weekly kickball games have been an opportunity

    to enchance the Fellowship between students from the Orlando Campus.

    As for upcoming events, the

    Epsilon Mu Chapter will

    certainly be attending the

    final Province IV Summer

    Conclave held from Friday,

    June 1st to Sunday, June 3rd in

    Atlanta, Georgia.

    THEKICKBALL LEAGUEOFBROTHERS

    OFFICIAL CHARITY

  • Orlando Campus15 16

    THE FOUR PILLARSFELLOWSHIP INDUSTRY SOBRIETY HIGH IDEALS

    Kappa Psi Brothers strive to embody the Four Pillars: Fellowship, Industry, Sobriety, and High Ideals. This semester, the Gamma Class has exemplified the Pillar of

    Fellowship as they have made the transition from pledge to Brother. Along with other

    Brothers from the Chapter, including Karl Healy, the Immediate Past Regent, they helped

    pledge and initiate the Alpha Class at the St. Petersburg Campus.

    At every opportunity, whether it has been at Conclave, a ski trip, a picnic, or a

    Walmart sponsored event on campus, the Brothers of Epsilon Mu have reached out

    and bonded with other fraternities, Brothers, and Graduate Brothers.

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    As a professional pharmaceutical

    fraternity, it is crucial for the Chapter

    to focus on professional development to

    gain the attributes and tools needed for

    the pharmacy profession. To develop the

    attributes of a leader, many of the Brothers

    have taken on leadership positions within

    the student organizations of our campus.

    These leadership opportunities have led to

    the exponential growth and success of these

    Student Pharmacists.

    Recently, the Orlando Campus held an

    Awards Banquet to honor the hard work

    and initiative of the students. Many of our

    Brothers won awards for their academic

    work, leadership, and participation in

    pharmacy competitions. In particular,

    Jeremy Lund was honored for his many

    achievements thus far in pharmacy school.

    Jeremy won a total of four scholarships:

    the Harry Harry Commander Soldier

    (HHCS) Scholarship, the James B. and Patsy

    J. Powers Scholarship, the Mr. and Mrs.

    Mincy Scholarship, and the APhA-ASP

    Student Leadership Scholarship for a total

    of $2250 in scholarship winnings. He also

    won first place in the Patient Counseling

    Competition for the Orlando Campus.We

    are so proud to have such a rising star in

    our midst!

    KAPPA PSI SPOTLIGHT J E R E M Y L U N D

    Awards Banquet

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    TIEN NGUYENR E G E N T

    The Epsilon Mu Chapter of

    Kappa Psi is now in the capable

    hands of its new Regent, Tien

    Nguyen. Tien previously served

    as Pledge Class President of Beta

    Class, FSHP Vice President,

    and ASP Historian. He is also

    a member of Phi Lamba Sigma

    and currently serves as the

    ASP Webmaster and the Class

    of 2014 President. He clearly

    tests his limits even though

    he says it can be risky. But as

    T.S. Eliot wrote, Only those

    who will risk going too far

    can possibly find out how far

    it is possible to go. And Tien

    wants to go far. He wants to be

    the best at everything, which

    may seem arrogant to some,

    but is evidence of an attitude

    of excellence; an attitude that

    inspires the best of himself and

    others.

    Tiens best attribute,

    adaptability, will be helpful in

    leading Kappa Psi through its

    reorganization stage. Although

    he admits his greatest weakness

    is difficulty expressing emotion,

    Tien approaches Kappa Psi,

    pharmacy school, and life with

    a deep-seated passion that will

    fuel his ambition.

    Tien has lofty goals for himself

    as well as for the chapter. He

    plans for Epsilon Mu to become

    a top ten chapter within the next

    five years. To accomplish this

    hefty goal, the Chapter must be

    prepared to work hard. He says,

    The Brothers of Kappa Psi must

    not lose their urgency. We must

    continue to prove and improve

    ourselves. And he is not willing

    to take no for an answer or

    accept limitations or defeat.

    He has the same belief as the

    fictitious Captain James T. Kirk

    of the starship Enterprise: there

    is no such thing as a no-win

    scenario. He also plans to initiate

    a bucket-list for the chapter, a list

    meant to strengthen the bonds

    of Brotherhood. As Brotherhood

    is meant for life, it is fitting that

    the Brothers of Epsilon Mu will

    experience moments of a lifetime

    together.

    What does Kappa Psi mean to

    Tien? He describes Kappa Psi as

    a family, his family. Kappa Psi is

    more than just a family though; it

    is a band of Brothers with the same

    goals, the same agenda, and the

    same drive to improve themselves,

    their Chapter, the pharmacy

    profession, and ultimately the lives

    of those they serve.

    APhA-ASP Annual 2011

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