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LKS Sister Spotlight- Meet Macy Ilmberger!

Lambda Kappa Sigma is more than an organization—it’s a community that thrives on the unique stories, achievements, and shared experiences of its members. Sisterhood Spotlights, a special series curated by LKS, is our way of shining a light on the exceptional women who contribute to the vibrancy and success of our Fraternity. Today, we turn the spotlight onto Macy Ilmberger, a 2nd-year standout from Ferris State University.

Meet Our Spotlight Sister: President and PharmD Student

In the spring of 2020, fueled by a curiosity about the vast opportunities within pharmacy, Macy joined the ranks of LKS. Fast forward to May 2022, and she now leads as the President of the Alpha Iota chapter, balancing the complexities of academia, leadership, and community engagement with grace.

Academic Excellence Beyond the Classroom

Macy’s commitment extends beyond the pharmacy realm into the world of arts. As a prominent member of Ferris State University Theatre, she has graced the stage in four musicals and two plays. Her ability to seamlessly integrate artistic pursuits with the demands of pharmacy showcases the multifaceted excellence that defines LKS members.

Summer Internship: Bridging Theory and Practice

During the summer, Macy transitions from the spotlight of the stage to the pharmacy counter, working as a pharmacy intern at an independent pharmacy in West Michigan. This hands-on experience not only complements her academic learning but also provides a practical perspective, bridging the gap between theory and real-world application.

Why LKS: A Curiosity Fueled by Connection

What drew Macy to Lambda Kappa Sigma was more than a desire for exploration—it was a quest for connection with women who shared her passion for the profession. Joining LKS became a transformative experience, offering not only a platform to explore the diverse facets of pharmacy but also the opportunity to build lasting connections with like-minded individuals.

Favorite Part of Membership: Forging Connections at Conventions

For Macy, the heart of LKS lies in the connections forged with fellow sisters. Her favorite aspect of membership is the annual convention, a space where she meets new sisters, shares ideas, and forms bonds with women in pharmacy from across the nation. This exchange of experiences not only fuels her passion but also strengthens the fabric of sisterhood within LKS.

Beneficial Mentorship: Guiding the Path to Leadership and Pharmacy Success

The most invaluable aspect of Macy’s LKS membership has been the mentorship received. From peer mentorship with her “big” to connecting with accomplished alumni, these relationships have played a pivotal role in shaping her leadership skills and offering insights into becoming a proficient pharmacist. The guidance received has been a guiding light through academic challenges and leadership roles.

Future Plans: A Community Pharmacist with Heart

As Macy approaches graduation, her vision extends beyond the classroom. She envisions a future as a community pharmacist, bringing her skills and passion back to her hometown of Fennville, Michigan. With a heart for community and a dedication to her profession, Macy is poised to make a meaningful impact on the local landscape.

In celebrating the journey of Macy Ilmberger, we celebrate the diverse excellence within Lambda Kappa Sigma. Stay tuned for more spotlights, as we continue to showcase the remarkable stories that define our sisterhood and contribute to the elevation of women in pharmacy!

Erin RogalaLKS Sister Spotlight- Meet Macy Ilmberger!