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Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity wins prestigious awards at national convention

August 23, 2013
Kappa Psi GCC 2013

Back row, from left to right: Allison Stephens (P3), Nick Kruger (P4), Adam Zimbeck (P2), Jim Hills (P3)
Front row, from left to right: Jacki Chorzempa (P2), Lindsey Garner (P2), Natalie Benson (P2), Beth Bedel (P3)

The Beta Chi chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity at Drake University recently returned from a national convention with three prestigious awards. Eight fraternity members attended the Grand Council Convention in St. Pete Beach, Fla., this August where they were recognized for their chapter’s accomplishments.

Beta Chi was awarded the Frank H. Eby National Scholarship Tray Award for 2013 as well as two national titles: the Best Collegiate Chapter in the Northern Plain Province and the 5th Best Collegiate Chapter overall.

The Frank H. Eby National Scholarship Tray Award is given to the collegiate chapter with the highest grade-point average in a one-year period, based on membership size and their respective school’s grading systems. The winning chapter receives a silver scholarship tray and recognition in the The MASK, Kappa Psi’s national publication.

“Looking around the room at the other delegates from the 90 international collegiate chapters of Kappa Psi, I was amazed to see that Beta Chi was ranked number five,” says Natalie Benson, member of Beta Chi. “It put into perspective how much our hard work paid off.”

To be eligible for the awards, Beta Chi completed an extensive progress report. The chapters who completed the report were then ranked nationally.

For more information, contact Natalie Benson at natalie.benson@drake.edu.