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KGI’s Rho Chi Epsilon Upsilon Pharmacy Honor Society Inducts Third Cohort

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)’s Rho Chi Epsilon Upsilon Chapter initiated its third cohort on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at the Rho Chi Society Epsilon Upsilon Chapter Induction Ceremony.

KGI’s chapter is part of the national Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, which was established nationally in 1912 with a mission to advance pharmacy through sustained intellectual leadership. The society recognizes those Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students who are in the top 20% of their class at the time they finish 50% of their didactic coursework (three semesters at KGI).

Newly initiated KGI PharmD members include:

  • Melissa Avina
  • Neil Chaudhari
  • Richard Chong
  • Benjamin Dang
  • Kevin Doan
  • Steven Doan
  • Vy Le
  • Reekesh Patel
  • Kristian Refuerzo
  • Christina Shum Zhou

The Rho Chi Epsilon Upsilon Chapter at KGI was charted in April 2020 with its first class. A total of 58 members have been inducted at KGI since the first class. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the first time the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter was able to have its Induction Ceremony in-person.

Additionally, new officers were initiated for the 2022-2023 academic year. These officers include:

  • President: Melissa Avina
  • Vice President: Benjamin Dang
  • Secretary: Steven Doan
  • Treasurer: Kevin Doan
  • Historian: Vy Le

Outgoing officers for the 2021-2022 academic year include:

  • President: Tina Doan
  • Vice President: Bahaar Shaw
  • Secretary: Ivy Hang
  • Treasurer: Lisa Huang
  • Historian: Yejin Jessie Lee

Congratulations to all who were inducted and to the old/new officers!