Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter

Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy

Est. August 23rd, 2008 - Kingsville, TX












For Brothers:

What is Kappa Psi?

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity is one of the oldest and largest professional pharmacy fraternities in the world. Currently, there are 90 active collegiate and 65 active graduate chapters across the United States and Canada, and that number continues to grow with each passing year.

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity has over 80,000 members throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, Kappa Psi has retained a strong alumni support by establishing numerous graduate chapters from coast to coast. Increasing annual membership has not only made Kappa Psi one of the oldest pharmaceutical fraternities but also the largest.

As the first national pharmaceutical fraternity, Kappa Psi has acquired thousands of members who are actively practicing in many facets of pharmacy. Many prominent individuals in the profession pharmacy, both locally and nationally, are members of Kappa Psi. Known as an international professional fraternity, Kappa Psi strives to promote the field of pharmacy through the benefits of fraternal affiliation and innovation.

The objectives of Kappa Psi are:

  1. To conduct a professional fraternal organization for the mutual benefit of its members;
  2. To develop industry, sobriety, and fellowship;
  3. To foster high ideals, scholarship, and pharmaceutical research;
  4. To support all projects which will advance the profession of pharmacy and to actively participate in them;
  5. To inspire in its members a deep and lasting pride in their Fraternity and in the profession of pharmacy;
  6. To render such other services to its members and its profession as may seem feasible and as may be in accordance with the constitution and bylaws of the Fraternity.

What is Epsilon Epsilon?

Epsilon Epsilon Chapter was installed at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy on August 23, 2008. Dr. Andrew Frasco, Grand Counselor, installed the chapter and presented the charter to Grand Regent Dr. Lawrence Brown in a ceremony held in the Founders Room on the Texas A&M Kingsville Campus. The initiation ceremony and the other phases of the ritual were administered by Dr. Lawrence Brown, assisted by Dr. Andrew Frasco and several members of the Delta Delta and Epsilon Beta Chapters.

Work to install a chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy began in the Fall of 2007 when Mr. Kevin Vu and Mr. Dan Ly recognized the need for further opportunities with on-campus student organizations.

That spring, Kevin Vu and Dan Ly were joined by Mr. Thomas Garza, Mr. Tu Nguyen and Mr. Vishal Patel. Together, they completed the work necessary to charter Epsilon Epsilon Chapter. Dr. Michael Veronin graciously agreed to not only be the Chapter's Grand Council Deputy, but to be sworn in as a Brother of the Fraternity. Dr. Amber Watts later agreed to be the Faculty Advisor for our chapter.

Currently, Dr. Juan Bustamante serves as the Chapter's Grand Council Deputy. The chapter's faculty advisors consist of Dr. Michael Veronin and Dr. Juan Castro.

We have worked to continue the tradition of excellence that has been the hallmark of the Southwest Province. Please read the newsletters on our downloads page to learn more.

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