Professional and Alumni

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. One outstanding member is highlighted each month.

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Member Spotlight - November 2013

Eugene C. Roehlkepartain

Eugene C. RoehlkepartainEugene C. Roehlkepartain of the University of Minnesota was recently awarded the Kappa Omicron Nu Marjorie M. Brown Fellowship Award to support his doctoral research on strengths, challenges, and resilience in families and communities. Roehlkepartain is studying how interactions between families and communities build on relational strengths within diverse families contribute to young people's well-being, including how these strengths enhance resilience among youth whose families experience high levels of stress.

Roehlkepartain is completing his doctorate in the Family, Youth and Community interdisciplinary program within the Curriculum and Instruction Department in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He is author, co-author, or editor of more than 200 publications, including 17 books.

Roehlkepartain serves as vice president of research and development at Search Institute, a nonprofit research and consulting organization that focuses on discovering what young people need to succeed in their families, schools, and communities. In addition to leading the organization's research and development efforts, he focuses on family strengths and engagement, international youth development, and integrating research and practice for positive community and social change. He joined Search Institute in 1991. More information is available at


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