Student Organizations

Through active participation, whether by holding an office, participating in a community service event, or simply enjoying a social activity, you'll learn more about your profession, improve the health care of another individual, and deepen connections with your classmates.

The students in your classes can help you succeed academically, can push you to expand your comfort zone, and support you as you strive to improve the health care of a patient in your community who might otherwise not receive health care. Deepen your understanding about what it means to be a pharmacist by cheering up a child through Reverse Trick-or-Treat, volunteering at Faith Pharmacy, participating in a Brown Bag event, or attending an annual meeting.

Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International

The Christian Pharmacist student organization provides a spiritual outlet for student members of the Christian faith. CPFI meets weekly at noon. Meetings begin with a short devotion time, followed by fellowship and fun. CPFI also participates in service projects and socials. For more information, please visit our Facebook page.

2015-2016 Officers

President - Chris Hoyle
Vice President - Elizabeth Hughes
Secretary - Stephanie Blandford
Treasurer - Macy Pike
Historian - Morgan Jones
National Council Representative - Kaitlyn Bartley

Kappa Psi

The purposes and objectives of the Kappa Psi Foundation are exclusively charitable, scientific, educational and literary. Its specific objectives as stipulated in the bylaws are:

  • Assist in the education of selected, qualified students of pharmacy and other qualified students through financial aid and scholarship programs.
  • Foster the educational goals (scholarship and scientific research) of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc.
  • Encourage the advancement of the practice of pharmacy through the rendition of continuing educational services for the benefit of pharmacists, other health care professionals and the general public.
  • Provide opportunities for the advancement of new pharmacy developments through the financial support of research, and to convey this knowledge to members of the profession and the general public.
  • Promote the improvement of the general welfare of the community through the support of pharmacy outreach programs by chapters, such as medication counseling programs, drug abuse and poison control lectures, and health programs for the elderly.
  • Assist Kappa Psi members and other professionals who are chemically impaired by serving as a resource for the distribution of brochures and other literature.

One of the foundation's initial goals is to develop a scholarship program to help deserving Kappa Psi brothers complete their pharmacy education and become contributing members of the pharmacy profession and society. For more information, visit our website.

2015-2016 Officers

Regent - Tyler Reade
Vice Regent - Brent Sokola
Secretary - Breanna Lawson
Treasurer - Anthony Johns
Chaplain - Antonio Booker
Historian - Clyde Hamilton and Jackson Overton
Sergeant at Arms - Stephen Howell
Social Chair - Justin McCann
Alumni Liasion - Robert Moore
Community Outreach Co-Chairs - Hal Luo and Luke Henderson

Kentucky Alliance of Pharmacy Students (KAPS)

The Kentucky Alliance of Pharmacy Students, or KAPS, is an umbrella organization formed as a merger in 1999 between the Kentucky chapter of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the National Community Pharmacists Association.  KAPS is currently the largest student organization at the College of Pharmacy and remains very active in the community as well as on campus. 

Our mission is to promote the growth of pharmacy students into practitioners characterized by a commitment to patient care, service, ethical behavior, and continuous personal and professional improvement.
As a KAPS member, students are given the opportunity to represent the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy at regional and national meetings.  Students also have the chance to compete in local and national clinical skills and patient care competitions.

KAPS provides every student member, regardless of your stage of professional education, the opportunity to be actively involved in one of the KAPS committees. Within these committees, students can participate in activities that pique their interest and allow them to interact with students in other classes- all while providing professional growth opportunities.  Students find that participation in these committees allows them to do their part in community service. For more information, please visit our website.

2015-2016 Officers

Chair- Rachel Priddy
Chair-elect- Samuel Fu
APhA-ASP President- Kevin Mercer
APhA-ASP President-elect- Kevin Chen
ASHP President- Drew Dennis
ASHP President-elect- Carrie Burt
NCPA President- Arsalan "RC" Shah
NCPA President-elect - Leah Wilson
Director of Committees- Justin Tossey
Recording Secretary- Urvi Patel
Treasurer- Erin Deja

2015-2016 Advisors

KAPS- Dr. Joseph Fink
APhA-ASP - Dr. Kenneth Roberts
ASHP- Dr. Aaron Cook
NCPA- Dr. Tera McIntosh

2015-2016 KAPS Committees:

Operation Diabetes
Chair(s)
Advisor
 

Erica Krantz
Ashley Coomer

Dr. Kelly Ratermann

 

 

Operation Heart

Natalie Rosario
Sara Ward

Dr. Tracy Macaulay

 

 

Operation Immunization

Holly Oatman
David Li

Dr. Tera McIntosh

 

 

OTC Literacy

Chelsea Collard
Collin Ray

Dr. Anne Policastri

 

 

Generation Rx

John Brown
Kyle Lang

Fadyia Lowe

 

 

Public Health

Kristen McGraw
Ashley Mullins

Dr. Daniela Moga

 

 

Community Outreach

David Blair
Jordan Rice
Haley Mullins

Dr. Patrick DeLuca (Faith Pharmacy)
Dr. Mandy Jones (Salvation Army Clinic and Mission Frankfort Clinic)

 
Convocation

Julie Hines
Tulsi Patel

Nicole Keenan

 

 

Fundraising

Jade Daugherty
Thien-Nam To

Dr. Jeff Cain

 

 

Professional Development
and Recruitment

Anna Poston
Kayla Brackman

Stephanie Wurth

 

 

Legislative James Blackmer Dr. Trish Freeman

 

Lambda Kappa Sigma Alpha Nu Chapter

Lambda Kappa Sigma is an international pharmacy fraternity. The purpose of Lambda Kappa Sigma is to promote the profession of pharmacy among women and to aid its members in all areas. The object of the fraternity is to further the happiness and usefulness of its members and to create a center of enjoyment, friendship and culture. Lambda Kappa Sigma is a vital and significant force in pharmacy today. It is the largest and only international fraternity that promotes women in pharmacy, and its basic concern is the development of members culturally, socially, intellectually and professionally.

The professional fraternity provides not only the advantages of fraternal affiliation but also the many benefits which come from lifelong membership in an organization composed of those in the same profession and with like ideals and purposes.

Hygeia Day of Lambda Kappa Sigma is observed annually in March. Its purpose is to publicly call attention to the dedication of the members to the profession of pharmacy and to the advancement of knowledge in the health sciences. Each chapter presents a professional program to which the general public is invited.

Founders Day of Lambda Kappa Sigma is observed annually on Oct. 14. All chapters celebrate this date with a special candlelight ceremony honoring the founder, Ethel J. Heath, and the charter members, who had the foresight to lay the foundations of LKS fraternity, and other chapters that sustain the work of the founders.

For more information, visit our website or Facebook page.

2015-2016 Officers

President - Tingting Liao
1st Vice President - Lyndi Laney
2nd Vice President - Brittany Wyatt
Treasurer- Kayla Fortune
Secretary - Elizabeth Jacobs
Orientation Leader - Kim Rymers
Social Chair - Christina Ha
Historian - Whitley Whitehead
Chaplain - Kelsey Peterson

2014-2015 Officers

President - Vanessa Carranza
1st Vice President - Jerrica Moore
2nd Vice President - Kelli Jones
Treasurer- Morgan Evans
Secretary - Chelsea Collard
Orientation Leader - Brittany Wyatt
Social Chair - Tingting Liao
Historian - Taylor Childress
Chaplain - Lyndi Laney

2013-2014 Officers

President - Samantha Parisi
1st Vice President - Abigail Moorman
2nd Vice President - Lesley Williams
Treasurer- Nicole Neville
Secretary - Danielle Corbett
Orientation Leader - Jerrica Moore
Social Chair - Alice Pan
Historian - Hima Patel
Chaplain - Vanessa Carranza

2012-2013 Officers

President - Bethany Lega
1st Vice President - Beth Moore
2nd Vice President - Lindsey Minnick
Treasurer- Abby Moorman
Secretary - Elizabeth Riner
Orientation Leader - Samantha Parisi
Social Chair - Becky Sebastian
Historian - Alice Pan
Chaplain - Lesley Williams

 

2011-2012 Officers

President - Jami Mann
1st Vice President - Brittany Kidwell
2nd Vice President - Emily Brooks
Orientation Leader- Lindsey Spalding
Secretary - Bethany Lega
Treasurer - Kristen Mullen
Chaplain - Victoria Taylor
Historian - Rachael Lewis
Social Chair - Danielle Caudill

 

2010-2011 Officers

President - Jennifer Meyer
1st Vice President - Whitney Henderson
2nd Vice President - Mallory Johnson
Orientation Leader - Lauren Herb
Secretary - Megan Welch
Treasurer - Jami Mann
Chaplain - Deb Engelbrecht
Historian - Britney Kidwell
Activities Coordinator - Emily Brooks

 

2009-2010 Officers

President - Amy Bean
1st Vice President - Jenna Burt
2nd Vice President -Leslie Ward
Orientation Leader - Whitney Henderson
Secretary - Kelsey Fort
Treasurer - Beth Bishoff
Chaplain - Jennifer Meyer
Historian - Tara Hoesli

PediaKATS

PediaKATS’s main effort is to advocate for the proper health education of pediatric patients and their caregivers in the greater Lexington area. This mission will be to develop student pharmacists at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy into pharmacists that can integrate the lessons learned through this organization into their professional lives. The second purpose is to allow a streamlined avenue into shadowing opportunities for student pharmacists with current pediatric pharmacists. This will allow students a view into the daily aspects of a pediatric pharmacist and give students a further avenue to develop professionally.

2015 - 2016 Advisors

Advisor - Robert Kuhn, Pharm.D.
President - Savannah Gulley

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UniversityOfKentuckyPediaKATS/

2015-2016 Officers

President: Anna Albert
President-elect: Stephanie Buzzard
Vice President: Alex Ferrante 
Treasurer: Alyssa Gaietto
Secretary: Kelsey Peterson 

Phi Lambda Sigma - Chi Chapter

The purpose of Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the National Pharmacy Leadership Society, is to promote the development of leadership qualities. Phi Lambda Sigma serves as the highest goal that a student of pharmacy can achieve in the area of leadership and service. Prospective members are selected on the basis of their demonstration of dedication, service and leadership in the advancement of pharmacy.

Phi Lambda Sigma is complementary to Rho Chi in that it honors leadership, while Rho Chi honors scholastic achievement. Members are selected by peer recognition. No greater honor can be bestowed upon an individual than to be recognized as a leader by one's peers. Such recognition instills and enhances self-confidence, encourages the less active student to take a more active role, and promotes greater effort toward the advancement of pharmacy. By promoting such recognition, Phi Lambda Sigma provides an incentive for the development of future leadership potential for the profession. Since membership crosses fraternal and organizational lines, the Society does not compete with other pharmacy organizations. Form more information, please visit our website or Facebook page.

2015-2016 Officers

President - Urvi Patel
Vice President - David Blair
Secretary - Natalie Rosario
Treasurer - David Li
Historian - Kayla Brackman

Rho Chi Honor Society Alpha Xi Chapter

The fundamental objective of Rho Chi has always been to promote the advancement of the pharmaceutical sciences through the encouragement and recognition of sound scholarship. High standards of intellectual and scholarly attainments have been demanded for election to membership, and such election, symbolized by the award of the Rho Chi key, supplies a unique scholarship incentive.

Rho Chi seeks to promote scholarly fellowship in pharmacy by bringing undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members together in a fraternal and helpful association. Regular chapter meetings and other activities emphasize the professional aspects of pharmacy and point the way to instructive study and research. By such means, Rho Chi seeks to increase the awareness of the ethical and social responsibilities of the profession, and thereby to enhance the prestige of the profession. For more information, please visit our website or Facebook page.

2015-2016 Officers

President - Brittany Wyatt
Vice President - Monica Roberts
Secretary - Tyler Bucci
Treasurer - Megan Burd
Historian - Kaitlyn Thomason

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)

The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) is a student organization of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. The organization was founded on the campus of Florida A & M University in 1972, as a student affiliate of the National Pharmaceutical Association.

Mission Statement:

SNPhA is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about pharmacy and healthcare related issues, and the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions.

Purpose

The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement for the health, educational, and social environment of the community.

For more information, visit our Facebook page.

Objectives

  1. To offer student members the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skill.
  2. To educate students about and promote active participation in national health care issues.
  3. To develop the role of the minority health professional as a vital member of the health care team.
  4. To develop within communities a positive image of minority health professionals.
  5. To educate communities on better health practices and to increase their awareness and understanding of diseases.

2015-2016 Officers

President - Shelly Williams
President-elect - Ehtesham Shafique
Vice President - Anna Poston
Secretary - Tulsi Patel
Treasurer - Mency Zhu
Historians - Catherine Kim and Brooke Caperton

Student Advisory Council

The Student Advisory Council, commonly known as SAC, is a council of student organization leaders designed to provide efficiency and cooperation among UKCOP student groups. Each organization and class has at least one representative to participate in SAC on behalf of their members. SAC serves to help facilitate student success in the college through many avenues such as student representation and student organization funding. SAC has set out to create goals to reach for during the 2014-2015 school year that will help promote student success and achievement in the college. Our goals for this year are:

  • To increase student awareness and utilization of SAC by being more transparent towards students.
  • To promote interaction between the PY1, PY2, and PY3 classes by facilitating camaraderie.
  • Help promote interaction and build relationships between the alumni of the UK College of Pharmacy and the current students.
  • Improve awareness about the profession of pharmacy by increasing attendance at meetings and events held both on local and national levels.
  • To have the majority of students on OrgSync and to have the organizations start to utilize this as a means of communications with their members.

2015-2016 Officers

Senator, Chair - Seth Profitt
Secretary - Megan Crepps
Treasurer - Kristen McGraw

Class of 2016 Officers

President - Lindsey Smith
Vice President - Brian Garcia
Secretary - Kendra Sanderson

Class of 2017 Officers

President - Tristan Moorman
Vice President - Abbie Britton
Secretary - Monica Roberts

Class of 2018 Officers

President - Thom Platt
Vice President - Thien-Nam To
Secretary - Lakin Mills