Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.


45th Grand Council Convention

"Reaching New Heights"

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Saturday-Thursday, August 3-8, 1991 

Convention Chairman

Mr. Johnny Porter

Host Hotel

Snow King Resort


Total Attendance: 197
159 Brothers (89 Collegiates & 70 Graduates), 38 Guests


Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. met at the Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the 45th Grand Council Convention from August 3rd through August 7th. The following brothers served as Phulaxes: Kayla Sandoval (Beta Pi), Keith Stanley (Beta Delta), C.J. Godfrey (Nu), Joe Cordero (Beta Delta), David Dunson (Beta Rho), Jeff Sullivan (Mu Omicron Pi), Charles Preuss (Mu Omicron Pi), and Mike Deweese (SC Graduate). 


Convention Committees and Officials 


** Denotes the Chairperson(s)


Scott Long**


Robert Franczak


Craig Johnston**


Kevin Foster**



Convention Summary 

Grand Regent William R. Smith called the first general session to order on Saturday evening. Grand Historian-Ritualist, Dr. Dewey D. Garner delivered the invocation and tied the "Golden Bow." Welcoming speeches were given by Province X Satrap, Dr. Craig Johnston, Convention Chairman, Mr. Johnny Porter, and Grand Regent, Mr. William R. Smith. The Grand Agora Memorial Ceremony, conducted by Grand Historian-Ritualist, Dr. Dewey D. Garner, preceded the keynote address presented by Past Grand Regent, Dr. Norman Campbell. His presentation entitled, "The Whole is Equal to the Sum of its Parts," set the tone for the convention when he challenged each brother to strengthen their individual skills and roles. "As an individual you can and must make a difference. It is your duty! Your responsibility!"

Grand Regent Smith announced his committee appointments and introduced the candidates for office. Each candidate delivered a brief response. The welcoming party which followed the first general session consisted of chuck wagon Bar-B-Que and western entertainment. Many brothers wore their western attire and learned how to do the "two step."

The second general session on Sunday, was dominated by officer and committee reports. Two workshops were conducted that afternoon. The highlight of the Ritual Workshop, moderated by Grand Historian-Ritualist, Dr. Dewey D. Garner, was the unveiling of the video cassette demonstration of the ritual, developed in the spring at the University of Mississippi by the Executive Committee, and wearing the new ritual robes. The evening activities included a Grand Council Deputy workshop attended by eight Grand Council Deputies and two Dean's; a legislative hearing moderated by Grand Counselor, Mr. Paul Hiller; a workshop on The Mask, moderated by Editor, Dr. Anthony Palmieri, III. The "official" evening's activities ended with an ice cream social.

A "State of the Fraternity" report by Executive Director, Dr. Robert A. Magarian, started off the third session on Monday morning. Two workshops concluded the morning session. Following a free afternoon to explore the Snake River via a river float trip or white water rafting, the evening concluded with a graduate brothers' reception and a benefactor and Past Grand Regents' reception.

Tuesday was highlighted with a bus trip to Yellowstone National Park and a dinner at old Faithful, courtesy of the Detroit Graduate Chapter. The brothers were warned that unless they could run faster then 38 mph (or were faster than their companions), they should stay clear of the buffaloes.

The fourth general session on Wednesday morning consisted of committee reports highlighted by a record breaking 35 resolutions for the delegate's consideration. No constitutional or By-Law changes were presented.

Entertainment was provided by the Kappa Psi Quartet: Jeff Jones, Scott Long, and Trevor Williams (Beta Rho), and Doug Vaughn (Iota). Grand Regent Smith accompanied the group in a trio of KY songs: "The Sweetheart of Kappa Psi", "The Shield of KY", and "The Kappa Psi Drinking Song."

The newly elected officers were installed by Past Grand Regent William R. Smith. Grand Regent Porter gave a short acceptance speech and the "golden bow" was then untied, sending the brothers back to their respective chapters with a renewed vision and spirit of enthusiasm for the Fraternity.

Continuing Education and Workshops 

C.E. I

Pathophysiology, Treatment and Prevention of NSAID Induced Ulcer

Charles Seifert


The Schering Report XII

Bill Yeoman


Pharmacists' Considerations in Choosing Sustained Release Medications

John Horn


Career Opportunities in Pharmacy

Elliott Sogol

C.E. V

Pediatric Pharmacology

Leonard Naeger

Workshop I

The Ritual

Dewey Garner

Workshop II

Kappa Psi Aims

William Smith,

Paul Hiller,

John Grossomanides,

Norman Campbell

Workshop III

The Mask

Anthony Palmieri

Workshop IV


Kenneth Roberts

Workshop V


Brian Furbush



International Officer Nominations 

Election winners in boldface 
(2) - Elected by acclamation 
(3) - Withdrawn (elected to another office) 
(4) - Withdrawn prior to voting at convention 
(5) - Withdrawn prior to convention 
(6) - Nomination from the floor 
(7) - Not in attendance at convention


Grand Regent

Grand Vice Regent

Johnny Porter

William Smith

E. Ben Welch

Paul Hiller

Anthony Palmieri

Grand Counselor

Grand Historian

J. Michael Deweese

John Grossomanides

Christopher Woo

Dewey Garner2

Grand Ritualist

Graduate Member at Large

Dawn Erdman

John Grossomanides3

Edward Sypniewski

Christopher Woo

Christine Ciminski

Brian Furbush

Irish Lytle

David Maszkiewicz

Brian Reisetter

Edward Sypniewski

Jamie Tobitt

Collegiate Member at Large


Wesley Dunn

Michael Steffens

Joel Thornbury




Awards Banquet Highlights Biennial Scholarship Lunch Highlights 

Frank H. Eby Award

Jeff Jones (Beta Rho)

National Scholarship Tray Award

Beta Kappa



Hotel and Convention Registration Rates 


Advanced Registration

On-site Registration













Snow King Resort

Special Daily Hotel Rates


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Convention Favor(s) 


Commemorative Watch
Battery operated with a grey background; Velveteen case with date of GCC.


The brothers of Kappa Psi wish to extend a special thanks to the following companies for their support of the Grand Council Convention:

Allen & Hanburys, Burroughs-Wellcome, Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceutical Company, Detroit Graduate Chapter, Fox-Meyer Drug Co, Glaxo Pharmaceuticals, Hoechst-Roussel Pharmaceuticals, Inc, ICI Pharmaceuticals / Stuart Pharmaceuticals, Knoll Pharmaceuticals, Marion-Merrell-Dow, Inc, The Medicine Shoppe, Merck, Sharp & Dohme, Novo-Nordisc, Ortho Pharmaceuticals, Parke Davis, Pfizer, Inc., Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Schering Laboratories / Key Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough Corp., Searle Pharmaceuticals, Smith, Kline & Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Squibb U. S. Pharmaceutical Group, Stuart Pharmaceuticals, Syntex Laboratories, Inc., Winthrop Pharmaceuticals, Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, The Upjohn Company 



Program of Events 


Saturday, August 3rd
7:30am     Advisory Committee Breakfast
9:00am    Exec. Committee Meeting
10:00am    Registration
Noon    Exec. Committee Luncheon
1:00pm    CE Program I
3:00pm    CE Program II
6:00pm   Opening General Session
8:00pm   Welcoming Party

Sunday, August 4th
8:00am   Registration
9:00am    Second General Session
Noon    Lunch - on your own
1:00pm   Workshop I - The Ritual
1:00pm   CE Program III
3:00pm    Workshop II - Kappa Psi Aims
4:00pm    CE Program IV
5:00pm   Grand Council Deputy Workshop
7:00pm   Legislative Committee Hearing
8:00pm   Workshop III - The Mask
9:00pm   Ice Cream Social - Grand Ballroom

Monday, August 5th
8:00am   Registration
9:00am    Third General Session
10:00am    Workshop IV - Rushing
10:00am    CE Program V
11:00am   Workshop V - Pledging
Noon   Lunch - on your own
1:00pm   Free Afternoon
7:30pm    Graduate Brother Reception
9:00pm    Benefactor & Past Grand Regents Reception

Tuesday, August 6th
8:00am    Yellowstone Tour (box lunch provided)
6:00pm   Dinner at Old Faithful
7:00pm    Return to Snow King Resort

Wednesday, August 7th
9:00am   Fourth General Session
Noon    Lunch - on your own
1:00pm   Fifth General Sesison
6:30pm   Alpha Chapter Reception
7:30pm   112th Anniversary and Awards Banquet

Thursday, August 8th
8:00am    Exec. Committee Meeting
Noon   Exec. Committee Luncheon
1:00pm    Exec. Committee Meeting


Webmaster's Note: This article was originally written by Brother Dr. E. Ben Welch, for the Kappa Psi website.