Alumni News 
Professional Pharmacy Fraternity

I trust that your winter has flown by quickly and that you are as eager to greet spring as I am! Those of you who know me well know that I am not a cold weather person. I'm always ready to move on to warmer weather!

Speaking of warmer weather, spring brings the APhA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, March 24-27. As usual, Lambda Kappa Sigma will have a booth (#922) in the Exhibit Hall. We sure hope you will stop by and visit. Our booth space will also feature a "Lamb Lounge", where you can rest a moment and catch up. As a veteran of many national pharmacy meetings, I can tell you how welcome the sight a chair can be!

I have recently returned from Atlanta, Georgia, where the Grand Council held their interim meeting at the Sheraton Atlanta, the very place where the 2017 Convention will be held. The Sheraton is located in the downtown, and I was pleased to discover that transportation from the airport was very easy. I was able to ride the MARTA (Atlanta light rail) all the way from the airport to Peachtree Station, which is just 2-1/2 blocks from the hotel. It's safe and the cost is reasonable, too! The MARTA is also a great way to get around to many of the other attractions--the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola Museum, CNN Studios--and so much more. You may even want to consider arriving a day or two early to take advantage of all the fun! Discounted room rates (just $139/night) will be available three days before and after convention. What a deal! There are also many choices for dining within walking distance of the hotel. One of my most memorable meals was at an Atlanta legend, Pittypat's Porch. If you are looking for southern cuisine (and hospitality), this is the place. I even ate pickled watermelon rind there...and loved it!

Thanks to alumni like you, LKS has been experiencing phenomenal growth. YOU have paved the way for our future and have supported the Fraternity within the profession. I'm looking forward to the future...and possibly the establishment of several new collegiate chapters. If you live near a college of pharmacy (especially if you have any kind of relationship with that college) and there is no LKS chapter there, you can help! Our alumni are a vital link to the growth and development of new colonies.

Wishing you a wonderful (and warm) spring! 


Chris Grass
Grand Vice President for Alumni
Convention 2017 - Atlanta, Georgia

Lambs will gather in Atlanta, Georgia, August 3-5, 2017, for our Annual Convention! Alpha Kappa Chapter will be our host--and they are looking forward to greeting us with some legendary southern hospitality!

We are currently putting the finishing touches on the schedule, but we promise there will be something for everyone. Look for old favorites and new events, too.

Ewe Can Shop will be returning for the sixth time (wow!), and we will be offering booth space for both chapters and lamb-owned businesses. Be watching for details about how to reserve your space.

Convention registration is not yet open but be watching your emails for more details soon. You will be able to register on-line. Hotel reservation details will accompany the registration information.

There have been some very good prices on airfares to Atlanta. Many major airlines fly into Atlanta, so you won't have difficulty getting there. Or check a may be able to drive there! 

Looking forward to seeing YOU in Atlanta!

Lambs in Business!

One of the more popular features of our convention in recent years is Ewe Can Shop, a shopping event like none other! This event is set up like a vendor fair and features a wonderful assortment of goods for sale. Many of our chapters use this event as a fundraiser for their chapter or for one of their philanthropies (such as Project HOPE). A few of our very enterprising sisters also participate in other businesses, including direct sales and even their own businesses.

At Ewe Can Shop in Scranton, we were really pleased to be able to feature several of our sisters who have their own businesses--and we are pleased to be able to do so again!

Watch for details on how to get involved with Ewe Can Shop at the 2017 LKS Convention in Atlanta.
Take Time to Welcome New Graduates! 

Graduation is right around the corner for our sisters in the Class of 2017!

In their graduation year, LKS sisters are granted one year of free dues! How is that for a graduation gift?

I am often asked how we can make these sisters feel welcomed as new alumni. Here are some ideas:
  • Pay their local chapter dues for a year.
  • Send them a gift card for a local coffee shop.
  • Invite them to professional meetings or continuing education.
  • Drop them a card in the mail. Don't underestimate the power of a handwritten note delivered by snail mail!
  • Contact HQ to find lambs who have recently relocated to your area.
  • Take a new grad out to lunch or dinner.
  • Include sisters in their last year of pharmacy school in the activities of your alumni chapter. I've heard sisters say that this is like getting to go to high school while you are still in grade school--and it makes you feel very grown up and appreciated!
  • Give your phone number to a new grad. Sometimes they just need the security of someone who cares.
If your chapter has had success in recruiting new graduates, drop me a line. I'll feature your success story in an upcoming alumni newsletter!
What's New with Ewe? 

Florence (Flossie) Katz (Eta Alum) (pictured below) recently stopped by the offices at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) for a visit. She graduated in 1936 with a BS in Bacteriology and was a proud LKS sister! She was a legacy, too...her father was a professor and her brother graduated from there in 1942. She even met her husband there! According to the yearbook, Flossie "charmed people with her Pep, Vim and Vigor, and was a champion side-splitting, after-dinner speaker. She was also good in Chemistry with proficient use of the slide rule". She also fondly recalls Dr Arthur Osol, husband of our Past Grand President Virginia Osol. What a great sister!

Dixie Leikach (Epsilon alumni) is the principal of her new company called PEER, a pharmacy ethics education group. She was one of our featured speakers at the convention in Scranton, where she shared her knowledge of ethical (and unethical) situations that we face in pharmacy.

Christina Inteso (Alpha Phi alumni) (pictured at left) has completed a PGY2 residency in St Louis, Missouri, and has accepted a job in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has enjoyed her adventures in discovering St Louis and Indianapolis...and even became a "dog mom"!

Jera Wilburn (Alpha Zeta alumni) is engaged to Bart Tuetkin. We are so excited for both of you!

Jackie Mullakary (Alpha Pi alumni) is engaged to Tony Mathews. Congratulations! 

Kathy Huff (Phi Alumni) was in a very serious accident last fall. It was a big enough event that the accident even made the news. She sustained a very serious hand injury, but we're happy to report that after a lengthy recovery and plenty of physical therapy, Kathy has been able to return to work. We're glad that you're back to being the wonderful pharmacist that you have always been!

Nicole Landis (Alpha Chi alumni) became a mother to a wonderful baby boy. Congratulations to the happy family!

Nicole Lombardo (Alpha Zeta alumni) recently became engaged to Eric Hellsinger. They are planning a spring 2018 wedding!

Marina (Grgas) Trefethen (Alpha Beta alumni) (pictured at left) married Phil Trefethen in January 2017. It snowed the day of their wedding and she was very excited! The snow made for some beautiful wedding pictures, too. The newlyweds honeymooned in Australia, where they did the Sidney Harbor bridge climb!

Kara Feldhake (Alpha Zeta alumni)
became engaged in October 2016!

Tameya Sam (Alpha Sigma alumni)
 (pictured below) was selected as an honored member of Trademark Women of Distinction, Honors Edition 2017. She says that she is very humbled to receive this award. (I roomed with Tameya at the recent Grand Council meeting...everyone should take an opportunity to meet this wonderful sister!)

Courtney Desjardins (Alpha Beta alumni) (pictured below) married Richard Genovesi on March 4, 2017. Congratulations!

Jennifer Rhodes (Rho/Chi Alumni) took some time off from full-time work after leaving Kaiser Permanente in October 2015. Her husband and LKS Patron, Dusty Rhodes, had just started his retirement, so this time off offered "time together", something that can be fleeting when both partners work full-time! Jennifer signed on with a relief agency and filled in at a couple local retail and chain pharmacies. Then, she contracted for a 7-month hospital pharmacist job while a local hospital system converted to a new computer system. In February 2017, she started working full-time at PropacPayless, a long-term care pharmacy located 20 minutes from her home. Jennifer writes, "Timing was everything. The extra family time, at a time that worked for both Dusty and me, has been priceless. And working in other pharmacy practice settings has been very fulfilling to me at this stage in my pharmacy career."

I love to be able to feature news about sisters in our newsletter. Many people tell me this is one of the most enjoyable parts of the news, especially when there are pictures!

If something has happened to you, big or small, please let me know. New job? New home? A baby? Engagement? Something serious? Something funny? Send it to me! Send a picture too, if you can. You can send it to

I am looking forward to hearing from you!
Show Me! 

I am from Missouri, which is known as the Show-Me State! Lately, I've noticed more and more lambs showing off their LKS pride with their clothing choices.

The picture at left was taken during the Grand Council interim meeting in February. I won't tell you whose legs these are, but we were all very impressed by her leggings featuring LKS colors!

Email me pictures of YOUR LKS-inspired clothing to

I'd love to feature YOU in an upcoming issue of the Alumni Newsletter!
Spring 2017
It's Not too
Late to Pay Dues!

November 1st was 
the deadline for paying alumni dues. 

If you've paid, thank you! 

If not, it's not too late! 

You may have missed this date, as it is a change from previous years. If can't remember if you have paid, our wonderful staff at HQ can help. Just call 

Thanks to your loyalty and support, Lambda Kappa Sigma continues to thrive as the first (and best!) professional fraternity supporting women in pharmacy. 

With more than 25,000 initiated "lambs", our beloved fraternity remains dedicated to providing lifelong opportunities to all members through professional excellence and personal growth. 

Your continued support allows us to provide amazing opportunities not only to you but to the women following in your professional footsteps!.

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

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.

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Grant Recipients!

The Lambda Kappa Sigma Educational Trust and the Educational Grants Committee are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Educational Grants. These young ladies represent some of the best and the brightest that the Fraternity has to offer.

Meet the Recipients!

Chapter Reports Are Now Online!

The collegiate and alumni chapter reports that used to be printed in the Blue & Gold Triangle can now be found online.

Read up on what the chapters are up to!
Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmacy Fraternity
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