Kappa Epsilon Wins 2019 Student Organization Leadership and Service Program of the Year Award

KE Orgs AwardThe Duquesne University Center for Student Involvement announced the winners of the annual Student Organization Leadership and Service Awards at a ceremony last evening.

Out of more than 260 student organizations affiliated with the university, Kappa Epsilon, a professional pharmacy sorority, won the Program of the Year award for the organization's Annual Women's Health Luncheon. The Program of the Year award is presented to an organization for the development and implementation of an event or program that has enhanced the social, educational and/or cultural life at Duquesne, according to the Center for Student Involvement.

"We are beyond proud and filled with so much joy for this recognition," said Stephanie Franciscus, a PY3 student pharmacist and current president of Kappa Epsilon. "Our hard work and efforts paid off when we had the largest attendance at the luncheon and raised the most amount of funds in the history of our event. Being awarded Program of the Year was truly the icing on the cake."

The 2018 Women's Health Luncheon raised $7,650 for Our Clubhouse of Pittsburgh, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Bright Pink Organization, and the Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

"Thank you to all who helped make this possible and help us make a difference," Franciscus said. "Together, we showcased that Pittsburgh truly fights harder."

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