KON Member Spotlight
This feature on the KON Website highlights an outstanding campus member or alumni member who has contributed to the chapter or community in a significant way. Share your recent accomplishments and honors and/or newsworthy activities and success stories.
The Member Spotlight is by invitation or by nomination and is selected by staff.
A picture and short bio should accompany the nomination. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member Spotlight - 2014
November 2014 - Elizabeth Flores
Elizabeth Flores, active KON member with CSU-Long Beach's Omicron Alpha Psi chapter is in this month's member spotlight for her work with the University's new Community Garden project.
October 2014 - Alyssa Willis
"My name is Alyssa Willis and I am from Parsippany, New Jersey. I am currently a senior in the Family and Child Studies program at Montclair State University. Next year I will be completing my five year Master's program for K-6 and Special Education. I am dedicated to working with children of all abilities and look forward to being a teacher who can make a positive difference in the lives of my future students. Being a board member for MSU's chapter of KON has taught me how valuable it is to give back to the community and help other families in need. I hope to be a positive role model for members of our thriving organization to continue to stay motivated and determined to achieving their academic and personal goals."
September 2014 - Resa Ware
"My name is Resa Ware and I am from Urbana, Illinois. Currently, I am a second year graduate student at Eastern Illinois University. I am passionate and driven to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities which is why the field of Family and Consumer Sciences is the perfect fit for me. I will complete my studies in May of 2015 and pursue a career at a hospice facility where I can specifically focus on improving the quality of life for bereaved family members. I am honored to be a bigger part of the Kappa Omicron Nu organization as a student board member and looking forward to working as a team as well as growing as an individual."
August 2014 - Emma Wilson
"My name is Emma Wilson and I am from Overland Park, Kansas. Currently, I am a fourth year student in the CIDA accredited Interior Design program at Kansas State University. Creativity, integrity and determination are three words that I identify with. I am a design enthusiast with a passion for people. Creating environments that are desirable to live, work, and play in while simultaneously improving the quality of life is what I strive for."
June 2014 - Megan Jackson
Megan Jackson graduated in August, 2013, from Eastern Illinois University (EIU) receiving her Master's degree in Gerontology. She received her Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Business Administration from EIU as well. While attending EIU she began her journey with Kappa Omicron Nu's Kappa Alpha Theta chapter as the Advisory Board representative. Megan continued her leadership role by taking the position of chapter president.
May 2014 - Virginia B. Vincenti
Virginia (Ginny) Vincenti, PhD, CFCS, has a doctorate in home economics education with a minor in Individual and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. She was a teacher educator at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst for 10 years and was an Extension County Educator in Pennsylvania before coming to the University of Wyoming as Department Head. She is currently Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses including Consumer Issues, Family Decision Making and Resource Management, Families across the Lifespan, and Ethics in Research and Practice. Her courses emphasize critical thinking, ethical reasoning, self-reflection, and personal development. She is developing a new graduate course on families and aging.
March 2014 - Rachel Collinge
Rachel Collinge is currently a junior at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. She is studying Family and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Sociology.
A member of Kappa Omicron Nu since April of 2013, Rachel is now presiding as president of the Nu Delta Chapter. She is also the secretary for HUFCS (Harding University Family and Consumer Sciences Association), a spiritual life director for her social club, Chi Kappa Rho, and a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society. Scholarships received by Rachel include the LW & Hazel Bramlett Endowed Scholarship, Stephens Scholarship, Harding Academic Scholarship, Coleman FCS Endowed Scholarship, and the Mildred Bell Endowed Scholarship Fund.
January 2014 - Drew Slocum
Drew Slocum is an undergraduate in the Athletic Training Education Program at California University of Pennsylvania and will graduate in May 2014 with a Summa Cum Laude designation. Drew has served the Nu Omicron Chapter as President-elect and President and has led the chapter in a number of activities: volunteering with local Lion's Club and Library to raise funds, collaborating with nursing students to deliver distance education with a focus on global health and wellbeing to children and young adults in Jamaica, volunteering with Special Olympics, sponsoring Jump with Jill program for elementary students, presenting information about nutrition and health snacks to local daycare families and elementary students, and developing a new program with the Scott's Run Settlement House to assist with their Backpack Program to help school-aged children who face hunger and food insecurity.