Kappa Epsilon – Asheville
About KE – Asheville
Kappa Epsilon purpose is to promote Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Awareness and bring pharmacy students together. The Mission of Kappa Epsilon is to unite pharmacy students, faculty, and alumni dedicated to empower its members to achieve personal and professional competence, to develop leaders within the profession and community, and to provide professional and philanthropic services.
National Organization Website: https://kappaepsilon.org/
First year member dues are $105; current member dues are $100.
KE – Asheville: Frequently Asked Questions
- What is your chapter’s national involvement?
KE Beta Mu has received the KE Community Service Award, our chapter’s advisor, Dr. Charlene Williams, won the KE Career Achievement Award, and our former vice president, Liw Panichakornkul, received the KE Zada M. Cooper Scholarship, 1 of 5 that are given out nationally each year.
- How can KE Beta Mu benefit me as a pharmacy student and future pharmacist?
KE connects you with fellow pharmacy students of all years and former KE alumni, provides social events to establish your pharmily, and offers leadership and membership opportunities such as philanthropy and community outreach that specialize in ovarian and breast cancer awareness, mental health awareness, and moving our chapter forward each year.
- How often do you meet?
We have chapter meetings once each month during the school year.
- What is the time commitment?
During the recruitment period, expect to commit to 4 hours during that month, each month after will require around 2 hours each month. If you decide to take on a leadership position, then depending on that position time requirements will increase.
- What is your recruitment process like?
We have 5 recruitment events. These include a Murder Mystery Party that happens every year as well as activities ranging from arts and crafts to games and movies.
- Ovarian Cancer Awareness
- Breast Cancer Awareness
- Week of Wellness
- Field Day
- Mental Health Awareness
- Cancer Care Packages
- Chili Cook-Off
- Boba Tea Fundraiser
- Mickey Mouse Waffle Fundraiser
- Murder Mystery Party Recruitment Event
- Camp Blue Skies
- Girl Scouting Out Pharmacy
- Pay It Forward Day
- Out of Darkness Walk
- Well-Being and Resiliency Endowment
- KE Talent Show
Girl Scouting Out Pharmacy – This event teaches Girl Scout troops about basic first-aid, emergency preparedness, medication safety, introduction to compounding, and the different duties of pharmacists
Pay It Forward Day – This event is held to honor our friend Mikey Nam who always encouraged others to pay it forward to someone else through kindness. Through this event KE promotes positivity, stress relief, and mental health awareness.
Well-Being & Resiliency Endowment – This endowment was established in memory of our dear friend Mikey Nam. Despite his own personal struggles, Mikey was an advocate for fostering mental health as well as physical health, and he understood the importance of a holistic approach to maintaining overall wellness. Money raised for the endowment is used for an annual award given to a student who demonstrates strong leadership in well-being and resiliency. In addition, funds are also used to support events and activities that promote well-being, resilience and mental health for students, staff, faculty and patients in the community.
Recruitment Events – These include a Murder Mystery Party that happens every year as well as activities ranging from arts and crafts to games and movies. Past events have been kickball, trivia, the State Fair, Bingo, and a Bob Ross Painting Party.
KE Talent Show – Each year during Week of Wellness KE hosts a talent show to showcase pharmacy students and faculties unique talents. You can join us for live music, improv, and magic tricks!
Dr. Charlene Williams