Kappa Psi wins national award


In baseball, it would be considered a dynasty. In hockey, it would be considered a hat trick. In the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, it is considered another dominant showing by SDSU.

For the third consecutive year, the Gamma Kappa chapter of Kappa Psi had the top grades of any of the 82 collegiate chapters in the United States and Canada. This was the fifth time the chapter won the award.

Gary Van Riper, co-advisor, said the complicated formula considers only the grades of students in their fourth and fifth year of the six-year pharmacy program during Fall Semester 2010 and Spring Semester 2011, and adds bonus points for class standing. The 68 qualifying SDSU students earned at least a 3.00 grade point average.

Also at the convention, the SDSU chapter was named the sixth best chapter in the nation based on a judging of annual reports covering July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011. Last year the chapter tied for ninth place.