By Anthony McDonald, class of 2020

From left: Katie Restis (2022), Jennifer Tu (2021), Dr. Amanda Norman (2015), Mercedes Felix-Contreras (2020), Angela Barnick (2020), and Anthony McDonald (2020)

This year at the Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity’s 72 Grand Council in Anaheim, California, Washington State University’s Gamma Psi chapter was once again recognized as a top performing chapter and several members were elected and appointed to national and regional offices:

Dr. Amanda Norman (class of 2015), who was instrumental in chartering the chapter, was elected by her peers to serve for two years as the Grand Vice President for Alumni Affairs after serving for three years as the Pacific Regional Director for Alumni Affairs. In this position, Dr. Norman will work closely with her regional counterparts to develop, oversee, and enhance the Fraternity’s alumni programming as well as provide guidance to chapter advisors.

In addition, Anthony McDonald (class of 2020), was appointed by the executive council to serve as the national Leaders for Life Coordinator, also a two-year term. In this position, Anthony will work closely with the Grand President and others within the Leaders for Life Program to retain volunteers within the fraternity through a high-touch system. Previously, Anthony served as the treasurer, and most recently, the president of the Gamma Psi chapter.

Also at the meeting, Angela Barnick (class of 2020), was appointed to serve for two years as the Pacific Regional Director for Communications. Angela will work closely with other members of the regional and national leadership teams, to create and share the activities of the local chapters in National and Regional publications. This past year, Angela served the Gamma Psi chapter as the Worthy Prelate, a position charged with maintaining chapter histories and celebrating individual achievements within the chapter.

Established in 1883, the Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity is one of the largest pharmacy fraternities in the United States and one of two on the campus of Washington State University Health Sciences. Phi Delta Chi is a diverse, committed, and engaged Brotherhood of students and alumni which values purpose-driven leadership, maintaining and creating Brothers for Life, serving selflessly, and encouraging lifelong learning. The Brothers at Washington State are active in the community, many of whom also hold leadership positions within other student organizations on campus.