Alumni are members of a fraternal community who share a common bond. The Alumni of Kappa Epsilon Fraternity is comprised of a vast group of exemplary pharmaceutical professionals who have contributed to all areas of pharmacology including community service, administration, academia and research, since 1921.
Our Founder, Professor Zada Mary Cooper was among the first members to be inducted into Kappa Epsilon and later served as President of Grand Council. Her influence in the classroom deemed her as a Master Teacher with a vast knowledge of pharmaceutical arithmetic and laboratory sciences that inspired understanding among her students for weights, measures and concentrations. As an advocate for the community, she instilled a responsibility among pharmacists to proactively educate the public about the use of medications. She was a proponent for the establishment of the Women’s Section of the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) in 1912 and later served on the Executive Committee and as President of the Women’s Section of APhA. Her dedication to education continued by serving the mission and vision of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), as secretary/treasurer for twenty years.
Today, our motto is KE4Life! Each KE Member is encouraged to continue their involvement and influence beyond the classroom and into their communities by furthering the work of a clinic, hospital, office or boardroom. Kappa Epsilon has had an important impact on the profession of pharmacy for over 90 years through supporting personal and professional development, providing networking opportunities, promoting pharmacy as a career, and participating in various breast cancer awareness efforts.
Together, we will make a difference!
To date, Kappa Epsilon offers participation in fifteen active Alumni Chapters in major communities across the United States.
Phoenix Alumni ChapterFounded in 1982
Twin City Alumni ChapterFounded in 1924
Greater Triangle Alumni ChapterFounded in 2008
Charleston Alumni ChapterFounded in 2009
Greater Atlanta Alumni ChapterFounded in 2008
Greater Kansas City Alumni ChapterFounded in 1997
Cleveland Alumni ChapterFounded in 1930
Dallas-Ft Worth Alumni ChapterFounded in 1997
Florida Alumni ChapterFounded in 1981
St Louis Area Alumni ChapterFounded in 2006
Columbus Alumni ChapterFounded in 1951
Greater Richmond Virginia Alumni ChapterFounded in 2009
Indiana Alumni ChapterFounded in 1962
Greensboro Alumni ChapterFounded in 2009
Greater Pittsburgh Alumni ChapterFounded in 2006
Founding a New Alumni Chapter
Alumni Chapters serve the mission and purposes of Kappa Epsilon Fraternity by offering opportunities for graduate Members to continue their involvement with the common goal of KE4Life! We invite all alumni to consider joining or founding an Alumni Chapter in their community.
Outlined below are the steps to consider for planning and creating a petition to form a new Alumni Chapter.
Gather the People
Contact as many current Kappa Epsilon Members throughout the designation area of the said chapter and invite them to a Founders Meeting. Keep in mind that some members may be interested in being the founding members of the initial charter.
Prepare a Petition for Charter
The Founders of the said chapter should include at least five (5) Alumni, Professional, and/or Alumni Affiliate Members to write and sign a petition for charter. The petition should include each member’s chapter of initiation, mailing address, email address and proposed name for the said chapter.
Petition: The petition should be written to include the signatures of five Founding Members.
Most Alumni Chapter names are reflective of the area of their community, such as, the Greater Kansas City Alumni Chapter, the Greater Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter or the Phoenix Alumni Chapter. With the aspiration of other Alumni Chapters forming in your state, the name selected should be regional for community-wide basis and not state-inclusive.
Prepare for Implementation
Set a date and plan a special event for the Founding Members to sign the petition for charter. This event will set the stage for days, months and years to come. It’s a great opportunity to renew friendships, establish chapter goals and plan community service initiatives.
Submit the Paperwork & Fees
Founding Members who sign the petition for charter must be current with National dues. Dues for the current year may be included with the petition packet. Local alumni chapter dues may be set and collected, as determined by the said chapter.
The complete packet including the petition to charter, charter fees and member dues should be submitted to the KE Executive Office.
Alumni Member Dues:
$110 Alumni Dues
$100 Printed charter and ritual materials
$50 Printed charter only