Committees

National Committees

The National Committees serve the mission of the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity by achieving its goals. The committee members are volunteers chosen to serve throughout a biennium and are appointed during the Kappa Epsilon National Convention. Several committees are comprised of an alumni member and an officer of the Grand Council.

These valued committee members are strategic in the work of Kappa Epsilon, as they review, solicit, gather, develop, present, coordinate, update, select, submit and ensure that every detail is accomplished to achieve the goals.

Committee Chairs

 

Awards
Debbie Neupert

Alumni Interest Committee
Kristina Rosus, VP Alumni Development 

Bylaws & Publications
Nikkina Hankins, President Elect

Convention
Christine Bryant, President

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce
Adwoa Sasu, Committee Chair

National Projects
Ja’Miera Stuart, Committee Chair

Nominations
Erin Lingenfelter, Past President

Scholarship
Julie Kreyenbuhl

Awards Committee

Chair: Debbie Neupert
GC Liaison: Christine Bryant, President

Duties:
• Publicize national KE awards
• Solicit nominations according to established timeline
• Review nominations and recommend award recipients to Grand Council
• Suggest candidates for awards given by other professional organizations
• Gather information regarding accomplishments of KE members
• Notify VP Communications of all award winners

Alumni Interest Group

Kristina Rosus, Vice President of Alumni Development

Duties:

  • Address recognized needs for all alumni generations
  • Identify and support professional development opportunities for alumni
  • Plan and host alumni social events nationwide 
  • Develop sustainable alumni programming strategic plans 
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Taskforce

Chairs: Adwoa Sasu

GC Liaison: Christine Bryant, President

Duties:

  • Revise, update, and develop policies & procedures to reinforce diversity and inclusion within Kappa Epsilon
  • Create a library of DEI resources to enrich and foster an inclusive environment in our current membership
  • Plan and host DEI workshops for the membership
  • Actively promote DEI initiatives through all communication platforms and support collegiate, alumni, and professional members who participate in such activities 
Bylaws & Publications Review Committee

Chair: Nikkina Hankins, President-Elect

Duties:
• Review and revise all national publications once per biennium
• Develop document listing proposed changes to the national bylaws
• Present proposed bylaws changes for adoption at Convention
• Update model collegiate bylaws to correspond with national bylaws
• Coordinate revisions to other publications as necessary following bylaws revisions

Convention Committee

Chair: Christine Bryant, President

Duties:
• Determine programming needs and CE content for Convention
• Work with executive director to solicit donations for Convention
• Seek CE provider and coordinate grant submissions
• Secure presenters for Convention
• Select welcome dinner theme and plan activities
• Solicit donations and prepare goodie bags

National Projects Committee

Chair: Ja’Miera Stuart

GC Liaison: Ashley Sotoodeh, Secretary

Duties:

  • Assist chapters in promoting and planning breast cancer and ovarian cancer awareness programs 
  • Select chapters to receive Outstanding National Project Awards at Convention 
  • Assist VP Communications with national project content for the website and The BOND
  • Plan and advertise the Week of Service to chapters 
Nominations Committee

Chair: Erin Lingenfelter, Past President

Duties:
• Request candidate recommendations from collegiate and alumni chapters
• Announce the slate of candidates for Grand Council and their qualifications
• Present its report to Grand Chapter at the first business session during convention

Scholarship Committee

Chair: Julie Kreyenbuhl
GC Liaison: Christine Bryant, President

Duties:

  • Ensure appropriate advertising of the Zada Cooper Scholarship
  • Encourage chapters to set a goal of at least one applicant per year 
  • Receive and evaluate all scholarship applications 
  • Send congratulatory letters to winners, Advisors, and Deans
  • Notify VP Communications of winners for inclusion in The BOND and posting on the KE website