Pharmacy Fraternity for Women Named National Student Chapter of the Year

Ferris State University
PHOTO CAPTION: Ferris State University’s Alpha Iota chapter of Lambda Kappa Sigma was named the 2016 Student Chapter of the Year by the awards committee of the national fraternity. LKS promotes the role of women in pharmacy and presented Alpha Iota their award at the national convention in Scranton, Pa.


Ferris State University’s Alpha Iota chapter of Lambda Kappa Sigma was recently named the LKS 2016 Student Chapter of the Year.

Alpha Iota advisor Kim Hancock, a Pharmaceutical Sciences professor at Ferris, said that their chapter was established in 1953 and its members have become campus leaders as well as leaders within the national organization.

“This award acknowledges our consistent pursuit of excellence,” Hancock said. “They have been a solid organization, on campus, for many years and several Alpha Iota alumnae have served as Grand President of the LKS, in its history.”

Alpha Iota’s president, Ashley Taylor, said that their 43 members, from across Michigan and Ontario, Canada, are proud of the recent honor.

“It’s an affirmation of all the work we have done, over the last year, and this is a very significant accomplishment for a medium-sized chapter,” Taylor said. “Other awards earned by Alpha Iota members were taken into consideration by the award nomination and selection committee.”

Lambda Kappa Sigma is an international professional organization, established in 1913, with the goal of promoting the involvement of women in pharmacy. LKS has 32 student chapters across the U.S. and British Columbia, Canada, and held its annual convention in Scranton, Pa., where a contingent from Ferris was on hand to accept the honor.