Wayne State Lambda Kappa Sigma earns back-to-back Chapter of the Year honors at national convention
Wayne State's Omicron chapter of Lambda Kappa Sigma went into the pharmacy fraternity's 2023 National Convention as the reigning Chapter of the Year and departed in Warrior Strong fashion with that title intact.
In addition to WSU Applebaum achieving that high honor at the July 19-23 event in Norfolk, Virginia, 2021-22 Chapter President Jewel Konja earned the very competitive Collegiate of the Year award, plus Omicron won Top Chapter among Wayne State's level and swept the convention's two new awards: PepTalks Attendance and PepTalks Top Quiz.
"Earning those two new awards was due in great part to LKS Omicron Past President Morgan Mrowca attending all the weekend training sessions and earning a cumulative score of 97.8%," said Professor of Pharmacy Practice Mary Beth O'Connell, who serves as the group's faculty advisor. Mrowca was the chapter's delegate this year with Andria Zuhlke serving as alternate delegate.
"It was an honor to serve as president this year and lead such an amazing group of women who shared the goal of winning back-to-back Chapter of the Year awards," Mrowca said. "LKS has brought me some of the best memories of pharmacy school, as well as some of the best bonds with the empowering and motivating women who make up our chapter [pictured at top], and I'm honored to be able to showcase them!"
According to Mrowca, events that helped secure Omicron's Chapter of the Year status included:
"This is once again beyond all expectations, and a wonderful recognition for an incredible group of women," said Associate Dean for Pharmacy Susan Davis. "We are so grateful to student leaders Morgan, Andria, and Jewel, and to Dr. Mary Beth O'Connell for mentoring them!"
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