Kappa Psi

Gamma Upsilon Chapter

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 recently. In the past two years, we have had an ongoing philanthropy project in conjunction with the Be the Match Foundation. This foundation screens individuals to establish a bone marrow donor registry. We also participate in the annual Pharmacy Day on the Mall and Legislative Day at the state capitol. Each winter, we also conduct a toy drive to benefit children at various hospitals in Arizona, and participate in a food drive for the Tucson food bank. Additionally, we have been active in running a blood drive, and have worked with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to raise awareness and funds to sponsor children with the disease for a trip to the MDA’s summer camp.

Gamma Upsilon is constantly striving to enhance brotherhood. The diversity of our events encourages all brothers to come together as one to participate. Such events include our end-of-the-year banquet, biannual 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.

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

2014-2015 Officers

  • Pete Semonche - Regent
  • Sara Hodges - Vice Regent
  • Deo Mopera - Secretary
  • Aaron Leyba - Treasurer
  • Evan Mallory - Historian
  • Kimberly Pham – Chaplain
  • Rick Lasica and Monica Malapit - Pledge Educators
  • Katie Limke and Andrew Garcia - Social Chairs
  • Francisco Felix - Sergeant at Arms
  • Theresa Swartzfager - Graduate Liaison

Faculty Advisers:

John Murphy, professor and associate dean

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: October 12, 2014
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