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Professional Pharmacy Fraternity

The holiday season is behind us and an early spring season is ahead of us (if you believe a certain groundhog who resides 100 miles southeast of my home in Sharon, Pennsylvania). Currently, however, we are still in the midst of another season--cough, cold and flu season!

I recently read an article in Contemporary Clinic about clinicians and sick days. With permission, it is reprinted here for you. I found the article to be quite thought provoking. It emphasizes we should remember to care for ourselves in addition to the people we serve.

As we progress through the next few months, there are many notable reminders and deadlines which will be highlighted for you.

It won't be long until we convene at the 2016 LKS Annual Convention in Scranton, Pennsylvania! Our theme is "Road Map to Success", and I hope many of you will be traveling the highways, byways and airways to attend. I look forward to seeing you!


Patti Lozano
Grand Vice President for Alumni
Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmacy Fraternity
Chapter Eternal
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the deaths of the following cherished sisters, who passed away during the last year.

Please keep their families in your prayers.

Patricia Farley (Tau) 6/17/15

Christy Fisher (Alpha Beta) 4/20/15

Sonja Gee (Omicron) 3/1/15

Mary Kalinski (Omicron Alumni) 2/17/16

Bernadine Kargul (Omicron Alumni) 1/22/16

Dorathy McAlanis (Eta) 7/21/15

Mary Mulholland (Chi) 10/5/15

Maura Schwab (Tau) 12/7/15

Also, we have been informed of the passing of Richard Slaughter, Associate Dean of Pharmacy at Wayne State University. Dean Slaughter was a strong LKS advocate and was a huge support during the 2011 LKS Annual Convention in Detroit.

If you are aware of a name missing from this list, please email the Headquarters Office. Thank you.
Fundraising Highlight
Alpha Zeta Alumni Chapter partnered with a Premier Designs jewelry consultant, who donated 25% of the sales to the chapter to benefit Project HOPE. (Below, Chris Grass, left, and Nicole Lombardo, right, model some necklaces.)

The event was timed to provide a great opportunity to shop for the special people in their life for the holidays. The chapter raised $350.00!

What a fun, easy way to raise funds for chapter activities and philanthropies. Partner with your favorite consultant...Premier Design, Silpada, or a new favorite, Magnolia & Vine. You get some "bling" and your chapter benefits as well.

What's New with Ewe?
Kim Hancock on the cover of Ferris State University Pharmacy magazine.
Grand Secretary Kim Hancock is on the cover of Ferris State University Pharmacy magazine (at right).

Cherokee Layson-Wolf (Epsilon) will receive the APhA-ASP Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award at the 2016 APhA Annual Meeting in Baltimore.

Elicia Fauvel DeParolesa (Alpha) was recently named the Pharmacist Mutual Distinguished Young Pharmacist for Massachusetts. She also cycled in The Revolution, a fundraiser benefitting cancer research and patient care at Dana Farber.

Jamie McConaha (Tau) received the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) Excellence in Innovation Award, sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. Jamie started "Courage to Quit", a tobacco cessation counseling program.

Arielle Faneuf (Alpha) has been accepted to the 2016 ASHP Foundation Oncology Patient Care traineeship. Her training site will be Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Christine O'Neill (Tau) was one of the representatives from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in Washington, D.C., to accept the APhA Foundation 2015 Pinnacle Award. The award highlighted the accomplishment of the school's Pharmacy Service Centers and Academic Partners Program.

Renae Chestnut (alumni-at-large) was appointed Dean of the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on February 1. She had been serving as interim Dean since May 2015. Phi alumni joined collegiate chapter members recently at dinner during the visit of their Region Supervisor, Kaitlyn Harden.

What's new with ewe?
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Proposed Bylaws Changes
The 2016 Proposed Bylaws Changes have been posted to Use these login credentials to access the secure page:

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Password: lamb1913

The proposals will be discussed and voted on during the business sessions at the 2016 LKS Annual Convention this summer. So it is important that members study the proposals and ask questions to ensure their full understanding.

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Late Winter 2016
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Upcoming Dates 

APhA Meeting
(Baltimore MD)


Deadline for paying prorated alumni dues

Application deadline for
fraternity awards

Deadline for submitting
Alumni Chapter
Officer Roster Forms

Application deadline for
Region Supervisors
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Alumni membership in LKS is an important factor as the Fraternity works to promote women in pharmacy.

If you haven't already done so, we encourage you to renew your commitment to LKS today. Learn More 

In addition, your donation to Campaign for Progress (which can be made at the same time as your membership renewal) provides support for a targeted need for Fraternity growth and development.

With continued enthusiastic participation in our programs by Fraternity members, our traditional programs will thrive and opportunities for new programs can be explored. 

Membership in LKS has its benefits, including knowing that you are supporting women in the profession of pharmacy internationally and in your own neighborhood.
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