Kappa Psi

Gamma Upsilon ChapterKappa Psi fraternity 2015

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. is the world's oldest and largest pharmacy fraternity. It was founded on May 30, 1879 in New Haven, Conn. There are currently 82 collegiate and 59 graduate chapters in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas.

Kappa Psi coat of armsThe Gamma Upsilon chapter of Kappa Psi has been involved in multiple philanthropy projects. Our philanthropy charity is the American Red Cross; we hold fundraising events to raise money for them. We also participate in the annual Pharmacy Day on the Mall and Legislative Day at the state capitol. During the fall of November 2014, we raised more than $1,500 for the Movember campaign to promote men's health and awareness. During this campaign, our Grand Council Deputy, Dr. John Murphy, raffled the opportunity to be the first person to shave his mustache - he had had the mustache for more than 40 years.


Gamma Upsilon is constantly striving to enhance brotherhood. The diversity of our events encourages all brothers to come together to participate as one. Such events include our end-of-the-year banquet, kickball games, dinner get-togethers, a yearly corn maze trip, and many other activities to keep us involved in brotherhood.

We have won multiple regional and national awards in the past few years. For the 2008-2009 school year, we were awarded the “Best Brotherhood Event” for our region, and for the 2009-2010 school year, we were awarded the “Most Improved Chapter” award at a national level. Most recently, we were awarded the “Community Service Award” for our region for our work at Pharmacy Day on the Mall in the fall of 2011.

For the 2015-2016 school year, the brothers of Kappa Psi hold a large amount of the leadership positions available in professional organizations and in Student Council. This represents the leadership skills and strengths our brothers have and share.

The Gamma Upsilon chapter of Kappa Psi strives to combine philanthropy, fellowship, scholarship, and leadership into one great brotherhood.

2016-2017 Officers

  • Alyssa Kasher - Regent
  • Kimberly Sassenrath - Vice Regent
  • Yvonne Ng - Secretary
  • Baltazar Diaz - Treasurer
  • Amanda Singer - Historian
  • Ann Pham – Chaplain
  • Sarina Dhaliwal and Joey Howdeshell - Pledge Educators
  • Megan Johnson-Bacon and David Shahnooshi - Social Chairs
  • Nate Oman - Sergeant at Arms
  • Candice Eastman - Province Liaison

Faculty Advisers:

Jason Karnes, PharmD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: May 10, 2016
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