WSU Applebaum Mu Omicron Pi chapter earns accolades at Kappa Psi Great Lakes Province Fall Assembly

Wayne State's Mu Omicron Pi chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity recently sent a delegation to the Great Lakes Province Fall Assembly in Cincinnati. Chapters from across the region convened for a weekend of professional development and organizational planning, as well as to celebrate the achievements of chapters and individual brothers.

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From left: Professional Development Chair Joseph Paul Javier, Sergeant at Arms Zachary Grossklaus, Recording Secretary Ronith Murali, Vice Regent John Purdie, Regent Evan Johnson, Chaplain Daniyal Nasir.

The Wayne State University chapter took home two awards: Best Attendance and the highly coveted Best Chapter Report.

"Our Mu Omicron Pi chapter is extremely proud to win the Great Lakes Province Best Chapter Report Award for the fourth time in a row. It is a great accomplishment," said WSU Kappa Psi Immediate Past President Noah Trotter. "It's a wonderful feeling to see our fraternity chapter's hard work recognized for advancing the profession and our various educational and outreach programs that our brothers have engaged in this past year. Assembly is also a time where we get to celebrate the accomplishments of the other Kappa Psi chapters in our region and come together to plan coordinated activities for the following year that exemplify Kappa Psi's pillars of Fellowship, Industry, Sobriety and High Ideals."

Mu Omicron Pi's winning chapter report was prepared by Professional Development Chair Joseph Paul Javier and Historian Justin Zimmerman. The winning entry highlighted the many leadership positions that WSU brothers hold in local organizations, their community outreach efforts addressing the opioid epidemic and overdose prevention led by Philanthropy Chair Obioma Opara, honors received by active and graduate brothers, HIV/AIDS awareness initiatives led by Risk Management Chair Lucas Crum, as well as the chapter's advocacy for civic engagement and legislation that can strengthen the role of pharmacists, improve efficiency of the U.S. health care system, and ultimately promote better patient outcomes.

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Kappa Psi brothers Noah Trotter and Jacob Dudash

"As president of our WSU Kappa Psi chapter, I am extremely proud of our showing at this year's Fall Assembly. Our chapter is almost a century old and our brothers continue to pursue our fraternity's ideals of excellence and service to our campus and community," said Evan Johnson. "We have brothers who are part of Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society as well as Rho Chi Honors Society. Many of our brothers are presidents of organizations like the Student National Pharmaceutical Association, Industry Pharmacists Organization and Fighting AIDS with Nutrition. And all of our brothers work together to produce philanthropic initiatives, health care outreach and educational programs that benefit the community while honing our skills as future pharmacists. Although our chapter has one of the smallest rosters in all of Kappa Psi with only 14 brothers, it is a great honor to be recognized once again for the impact that a committed and hardworking group of brothers can accomplish when working together!"

"Attending Kappa Psi's GLP Assemblies is always an enriching experience. We get to network with other members of our fraternity. Students going through the same struggles of pharmacy school and graduate brothers who are there give great advice, whether it's career preparation tips or even just advice for life in general," said Mu Omicron Pi Legislative Chairman Jacob Dudash. "They say the fraternity is for life and everyone there embodies that. Joining Kappa Psi has been a great benefit for me. The connections. The opportunities. It's really a family dynamic for me where everyone helps everyone, and you can't really put a price on that."

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The Doctor of Pharmacy program at Wayne State University is a four-year curriculum in the heart of Detroit. Approximately 100 students are enrolled in each year of the program. WSU Applebaum information meetings for prospective students take place at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. The application process for the Doctor of Pharmacy program begins each July.

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