HOW WE KAPPA
TO SOME OF THE
WOMEN WHO KAPPA
Name: Jan Larson
Chapter: Lambda Chapter, Akron
Full-time Occupation: Development associate, Partners HealthCare System
Volunteer Position: Kappa Trainer, Leadership Academy facilitator, adviser for Eta Omicron Chapter, Ritual/History Specialist
Years Volunteering with Kappa: 35 years
What talents made you a great match for this role? I am passionate about Kappa, and I have a strong desire to be involved with this organization. I recently took on the role of Ritual/History Specialist because our history and ritual is so important to who we are.
What makes this role rewarding? I love meeting new Kappas! One of the most rewarding things about my role is my ability to connect with our undergraduate members. I appreciate how awesome they are! I also love a good challenge, and my involvement with Kappa allows me to experience new and exciting opportunities.
What or who is your most impactful Kappa memory or mentor? I couldn’t just choose one! There’s Jean Wells, Georgia, who I admire for her regal and gracious manners; Marian Williams, Missouri, who is strong and always approachable; Wilma Johnson, Massachusetts, a friend and mentor who continues to give herself to Kappa; and Linda Patton, Oklahoma State, my inspiration to become a Kappa Trainer.
In what other places or ways do you give your time and talents? I volunteer in a variety of smaller organizations, but Kappa is my first love.
What is the most important talent or trait to have in this role? This refers back to the question about what talents made you a great match for this role … you must have desire and passion for the organization and the women involved in it!
What can someone expect by taking on this role? It depends on what you are looking for and how much time you want to give, but one thing is for certain—Kappa will support and encourage you in whatever you choose to do.