Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) is the national pharmacy leadership society that recognizes and fosters leadership among its members. Students apply for membership and are selected by their peers.

Contact: Tessa Schnelle (KU Phi Lambda Sigma President)

Officers & Advisors


Title Name
President Tessa Schnelle
Vice President Katie Dwyer
Treasurer Cera Magana
Secretary Leah Taliaferro
New Member Coordinators Halley Dorn, Alli Florack
Student Activities Coordinator

Kimberlinh Kim (Wichita)

Sammy Stevenson, Emily Ross (Lawrence)

Historian Alli Florack
Alumni Coordinator Basil Zimucha
Wichita Liason Linda Smith


Karen Moeller

Events & Meetings


2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU