From the pledging process to their professional careers, the Kappa Psi Gamma Nu chapter aims to create “lifelong bonds and friendships” for its brotherhood.
The Kappa Psi Gamma Nu Education Foundation Endowed Scholarship was established by the chapter’s education foundation to provide financial support for deserving pre-pharmacy and doctor of pharmacy students who are members of the chapter.
“With the incentive of Pacific’s Powell Match program, the foundation board recognized the excellent opportunity to achieve our goal of creating a lasting legacy by establishing this scholarship,” said Edlen Wong ’07, PharmD, FCPhA, chair of the Kappa Psi Gamma Nu Foundation. “Our hope is that by providing this scholarship, students can spend less time worrying about the financial part and more time on their studies, serving and volunteering in the community, maximizing their time bonding with their brothers and getting the full Pacific experience.”
“From the leadership, to the pillars that this fraternity was founded upon, everywhere we go, we know a brother is close by and always willing to lend a hand.”
Established in 2012, one of the foundation’s goals is to create a culture of philanthropy. “Through the guidance and mentorship along with the great experiences we received as brothers in the fraternity, we would like to build a community where future generations perpetually pay it forward and support the generations to come,” Dr. Wong said.
The foundation is also dedicated to providing their alumni brothers opportunities for leadership development and continuing education.
“Our board members are dedicated to the growth and well-being of our fraternity and the University,” Dr. Wong said. “It is this passion and dedication that encouraged us to establish the foundation to provide future generations of brothers the opportunity to expand their influence and support them in developing their future careers. From the leadership, to the pillars that this fraternity was founded upon, everywhere we go, we know a brother is close by and always willing to lend a hand.”
Established in 1960, the Gamma Nu chapter is one of the strongest chapters in the nation. They are proud to call Pacific their home and believe Pacific students are “hungry to be involved in all facets of pharmacy.” Throughout the year, Gamma Nu hosts a variety of events to engage their brothers in social and professional activities, including health fairs, chapter dinners and retreats.
By Dua Her ’09