Kappa Psi: Beta Epsilon’s Centennial Celebration
On April 30th the Beta Epsilon chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity celebrated its 100th anniversary. The banquet was held at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence, and saw a tremendous turnout of Beta Epsilon Alumni, National Officers, visitors from other chapters, and current brothers. The ceremony was a celebration of the hard work of Beta Epsilon brothers of the past century, and was used as an opportunity to install the 101st Executive Board of the chapter. Additionally, several scholarships were handed out to students by the Providence Graduate Chapter.
The Beta Epsilon chapter at the University of Rhode Island is one of the most storied chapters of this national organization. It has produced 4 Grand Regents (National Presidents of Kappa Psi), as well as many leaders in Pharmaceutical organizations across the country. Several current Faculty members of the College of Pharmacy are Beta Epsilon alumni, including Dean Ronald Jordan ‘76.
The event was extremely successful and well executed and owes its success to the efforts of a few hardworking individuals, most notably Immediate-Past Regent Anthony Harrison, and Incoming Regent Russell Poisson. Kappa Psi has enjoyed a wonderful century at the University of Rhode Island, and looks forward to the 101st year of our brotherhood.
Kevin Gaul, Kappa Psi: Beta Epsilon, Historian