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The Agora—The Official Directory 
 
The Agora was first published in 1902 by editor, Preston W. Eldridge, and was planned
to be printed yearly.  However, this never came to pass and The Agora has been printed
intermittently since 1907.
 
A complete history of The Agora prior to 1998 can be found in The History of Kappa Psi
Pharmaceutical Fraternity
by Brother Dewey Garner,Grand Historian Emeritus.
 
 
Taken from The History of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity: Our Beginnings Revisited 
 
Since 1988, when the Eleventh Edition of The Agora was published, three editions of The Agora have been published and released to the Fraternity.
 
In 1997, the Twelfth Edition of The Agora was published as a hard cover three-hundred-seventy page book, six by nine inches in size.  It was not stated that this was the twelfth edition; rather it was called the Nineteen Ninety Seven Edition.  The document was published by the Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company, Inc. in White Plains, New York and was current through the Summer of 1997.  It contained the names of over fourteen thousand members which were listed alphabetically with a biographical sketch, alphabetically by chapters, geographically by city and state, alphabetically by area of pharmacy practice and alphabetically by email address. In the biographical section the members name was followed by the chapter code and initiation year; degrees and names of institutions attended; title, employer name, address, and telephone number; spouse’s name; and children’s names.  In the chapter section members are listed under their chapters (in Greek alphabetical order) and school names.  In the geographical section members are listed under their residence addresses in the following order: state, U.S. military, U.S. possessions and territories, and outside the U.S. Following each name are chapter code and area of pharmacy practice code. In the pharmacy practice section members are listed under their areas of pharmacy practice which appear in alphabetical order.  In the email section, members’ names are listed followed by chapter, and email address. Whenever possible, female brothers were alphabetized by their maiden names.  When a member had taken a married name, it followed the birth name but was not used for the purpose of alphabetization.  In addition to membership, The Agora, contained a welcome from the Grand Regent, a message from the Executive Director, the history of Kappa Psi, the A. Richard Bliss, Jr.—Citation of Appreciation Award Recipients, the objectives of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc., Fraternity Officers with dates of services, a record of the Grand Council Conventions, and a list of chapter codes and area of pharmacy practice codes.
 
In 2005, the Thirteenth Edition of The Agora was published as a hard cover four-hundred-sixteen page book, six by nine inches in size.  It was not stated that this was the thirteenth edition; rather it was called the Two Thousand Five Edition.  The document was published by Harris Publishing Company, Incorporated in Chesapeake, Virginia and was current through the Fall of 2004.  It contained the names of over fifteen thousand members which were listed alphabetically with a biographical sketch, alphabetically by chapters, geographically by city and state, and alphabetically by area of pharmacy practice. In the biographical section the members name was followed by the chapter code and initiation year; degrees and names of institutions attended; title, employer name, address, and telephone number; spouse’s name; children’s names; and email address.  In the chapter section members are listed under their chapters (in Greek alphabetical order) and school names.  In the geographical section members are listed under their residence addresses in the following order: state, U.S. military, U.S. possessions and territories, and outside the U.S. Following each name are chapter code and area of pharmacy practice code. In the pharmacy practice section members are listed under their areas of pharmacy practice which appear in alphabetical order.  Whenever possible, female brothers were alphabetized by their maiden names.  When a member had taken a married name, it followed the birth name but was not used for the purpose of alphabetization.  In addition to membership, The Agora, contained a welcome from the Grand Regent, a message from the Executive Director, the history of Kappa Psi, the A. Richard Bliss, Jr.—Citation of Appreciation Award Recipients, the objectives of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc., Fraternity Officers with dates of services, a record of the Grand Council Conventions, and a list of chapter codes and area of pharmacy practice codes.
 
In 2010, the Fourteenth Edition of The Agora was published as a hard cover four-hundred-eighty-one page book, six by nine inches in size.  It was not stated that this was thirteenth edition; rather it was called the Two Thousand Ten Edition.  The document was published by Harris Connect, LLC in Chesapeake, Virginia and was current through the Fall of 2010.  It contained the names of over thirty nine thousand members which were listed alphabetically by chapters, geographically by city and state, and alphabetically by area of pharmacy practice. In the chapter section members are listed under their chapters (in Greek alphabetical order) and school names.  In the geographical section members are listed under their residence addresses in the following order: state, U.S. military, U.S. possessions and territories, and outside the U.S. Following each name are chapter code and area of pharmacy practice code. In the pharmacy practice section members are listed under their areas of pharmacy practice which appear in alphabetical order.  Whenever possible, female brothers were alphabetized by their maiden names.  When a member had taken a married name, it followed the birth name but was not used for the purpose of alphabetization.  In addition to membership, The Agora, contained a welcome from the Grand Regent, a message from the Executive Director, the history of Kappa Psi, the A. Richard Bliss, Jr.—Citation of Appreciation Award Recipients, the objectives of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc., Fraternity Officers with dates of services, a record of the Grand Council Conventions, and a list of chapter codes, area of pharmacy practice codes, and degree codes.
 
2005 Edition    2010 Edition
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(Updated 1-28-2015)