Meet Abagail Kirwen

Chapter: Alpha Mu Chapter (Univ. of Toledo)

About Abagail

I am president of the Alpha Mu Chapter at the University of Toledo, where I am a P2 in the Doctorate of Pharmacy program. I have worked at Rite Aid for a little over three years now. I am also a peer leader for the academic enrichment center on our health science campus. With this position, I lead review sessions for the P1 students. In the little free time I do have, I enjoy spending it working out, cooking or binge-watching Netflix with my boyfriend.

Why did you join LKS?

I joined LKS as a freshman in 2013 to get more involved and to find lifelong friends. Lambda Kappa Sigma has more than exceeded my expectations! I have found two of my absolute closest friends, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that. I also couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities LKS has given me to grow my leadership skills. I was social co-chair of my chapter in 2014-2015, Relay for Life team captain in 2015, and president for this school year. Before joining LKS, I didn’t see myself as much of a leader, but I have gained great confidence through the support of my sisters!

Most memorable LKS experience?

It’s hard to narrow it down to one! Some of my favorite LKS memories actually come from this year’s convention in Scranton. There were only four girls, including myself, from my chapter who attended, but it was truly an unforgettable experience. It was amazing to meet sisters from all around the country. I will never forget how honored I felt when I sat next to Marilyn Haberle, Past Grand President and a 50-year member! She told me that she has only missed one convention since the 1960s. It was amazing to be able to meet a woman who has been so dedicated to serving Lambda Kappa Sigma, and I hope I can serve LKS as well as she has.

What are your career plans?

After graduation (a little less than 3 years left!), I hope to practice in the community setting.

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