Lambda Kappa Sigma
Pharmacy Fraternity Newsletter
Fall Edition
In This Issue
Collegiate Chapters of the Year
Professional Development
Educational Grants
Risk Management/Code of Conduct
2014 Convention
LKS Trivia
Chapter Management
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Grand Vice President for Collegiates
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Regional Supervisors 

New England

Michelle Kershaw 



Marina Fridman 


Mid Atlantic

Nicole Cammarata 



Stephanie Mrozek 



Afton Wagner 



Nicole Lombardo  

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Joan Rogala, IOM,CAE 


         October 2013


Marina Grgas
Grand Vice President - Collegiates

Greetings from your Grand Vice President for Collegiates!   


Fall is officially here. The season is associated with many things--colorful foliage, cooler temperatures, pumpkin-flavored everything and the start of a new school year. I hope you all enjoyed your summer breaks and are ready to kick off another productive semester. 


For those of you who attended this summer's convention, I hope you enjoyed the collegiate conference and went home with some new ideas for chapter events and projects. 


If you took away an idea from the collegiate conference and implemented it within your chapter, please let me know...I would love to hear about it so you can be featured in the next edition of LinKS.



I hope you all enjoy this Fall Edition of LinKS. Feel free to email me suggestions for future LinKS publications.




Lambs Love,  

Marina Grgas 

Marina Grgas, PharmD, BCPP

Grand Vice President for Collegiates


2013 Collegiate Chapters of the Year

In Boston this summer, several collegiate chapters were recognized for their outstanding work over the past year. Traditionally, Lambda Kappa Sigma has recognized the top 3 Chapters of the Year. I felt that this was not enough. Each and every year, so many chapters do outstanding work but are never recognized because they do not fall into the top 3. To ensure more chapters were recognized, a new award category was created--Regional Chapter of the Year. This new category recognizes the top chapter within each region.


Overall, the scores were outstanding this year. You are all doing a great job, so keep up the good work! Please know that your Region Supervisors and I are always available to help!


And the winners were...



  1. Lambda
  2. Alpha Beta
  3. Alpha


  • New England: Alpha Beta
  • Northeastern: Delta
  • Mid-Atlantic: Epsilon
  • Central: Omicron
  • Southern: Alpha Nu
  • Western: Lambda
Professional Development
Learn more about Addressing Chapter Member Motivation in this article written by Western Region Supervisor, Nicole Lombardo.


If you wish to contribute articles pertaining to Professional Development, please email me your article. 

Educational Grants
The Fraternity is now accepting collegiate and alumni member applications for the 2013 LKS Educational Grants Program. You may get immediate details about available grants and access to online application forms at the LKS website. To begin the application process, click on the top menu tab "Educational Trust" and then "2013 Grants Program".   
Grants in the amount of $1000 each will be awarded. Recipients of grants must rank in the upper half of their class academically. In addition, they must be collegiate or alumni members in good standing with Lambda Kappa Sigma. The International Office will verify current dues-paid status prior to grant release. 

Please consult the LKS website and the online grant application forms for full details about eligibility and application guidelines. 

All eligible members of LKS are encouraged to participate. Good luck!  
Risk Management and the Code of Conduct
Lambda Kappa Sigma adopted a Risk Management program in 2008 to protect our members and our Fraternity. Through this program, LKS has taken a strong stance against hazing, drugs and alcohol.
A Code of Conduct was created and each member is required to read and sign it. 
In addition, LKS has implemented an event-planning approval process for overnight and weekend chapter events, as well as events that are held greater than 40 miles from the campus. If your chapter wishes to plan such an event, please submit a petition and an event planning form to the Grand Council 30 days prior to the date of the event. 
The Grand Council is currently working on detailed event guidelines to assist with planning. Stay tuned for more information. Please contact your Region Supervisor if you have any questions regarding Risk Management and/or the Code of Conduct.
2014 Convention

Stay tuned for more information regarding the 2014 Lambda Kappa Sigma Annual Convention, which will be held at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples, Florida!
LKS Trivia

New to LinKS: LKS Trivia! In each edition of LinKS, I will post one trivia question. The first 5 collegiates who answer the question correctly will win a prize! (Sorry, you cannot win more than once a year.) Just email your answer to me.

Here is the question...

During the Centennial Convention in Boston, Lambda Kappa Sigma chartered a brand new collegiate chapter. What is the name of this chapter and what school are they from?


Chapter Management
  The Officer Portal section of the website has been recently updated with information for  Chapter members. Please check back regularly for updates and clarifications.




Every chapter must maintain communication with their Region Supervisor, Grand Vice President for Collegiates and IO. Your Region Supervisor should have communicated with you what their expectations are, what reports you need to send and important deadlines. Please be sure to review all the IO deadlines and ensure all deadlines are met. When emailing me, your GVPC, please use the following email address:

  • October 14th: Founder's Day observed
  • October 15th: Blue and Gold Triangle chapter report submission deadline
  • November 1st: Deadline for chapter dues/membership renewal fees and applications for educational grants