Beta Kappa, Iowa State University

About Beta Kappa Chapter

Beta Kappa was founded on September 12, 1931 at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. We've been around 86 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 8. We currently have a total of 119 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.31! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 0 service hours and $0.00!

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Melanie Anderson Reichenberger, Iowa - Beta Kappa, one of the board officers elected to lead Iowa State University Alumni Association Board of Directors

Melanie Anderson Reichenberger, Iowa - Beta Kappa, is one of the board officers elected to lead Iowa State University Alumni Association Board of Directors for 2017-2018.

Melanie, an immediate past chair, is a 2000 industrial engineering graduate from Mequon, Wisconsin and is a partner and intellectual property litigation attorney.

The role of the ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors is to establish policies regarding the finances, property, management, and activities of the Association for the purpose of engaging constituents in the further advancement of Iowa State University and the Alumni Association. The ultimate objective of the board is to assist the Association staff and volunteers in carrying out the mission and strategic plan in collaboration with the strategic goals of the university and other affiliated organizations, which include learning, scholarship, and engagement.


The board is composed of 20 regularly elected members and four appointed voting members. New directors are elected annually, each for a four-year term. The board meets four times yearly. For more information about the ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors, visit http://www.isualum.org/board.

Dr. Lee Ann De Reus, Iowa - Beta Kappa, receives Purdue University's 2017 Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Lee Ann De Reus, Iowa - Beta Kappa, Co-Founder and Chair of Panzi Foundation USA, which raises awareness about the brutality against women in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, received Purdue University's College of Health and Human Science's 2017 Distinguished Service Award for her work in strategic advocacy to end violence against women and provide grants to Panzi Hospital to heal women and restore lives.

Lee Ann is Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies and Women Studies at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona. She frequently visits Panzi Hospital in eastern Congo to conduct research, develop programs for rape survivors, and inform her advocacy work in the U.S.

“More than just a number, each of the 48,482 women and girls has a name and a story,” Lee Ann writes in her blog. “They come to Panzi Hospital in eastern DR Congo seeking treatment for their injuries due to rape. Th¬ey leave with healed bodies, preserved dignity, and renewed hope thanks to Panzi’s holistic model of care."

Lee Ann is a 2009 Carl Wilkens Fellow and has received the Spirit of Internationalization Award given in honor of her commitment to global service and outreach along with numerous awards from Penn State University. She served as the 2016 program chair for the National Council on Family Relations (www.ncfr.org) academic and practitioner conference held in November 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Lee Ann was a Chapter Consultant (known today as Educational Leadership Consultants [ELCs]) for Delta Zeta from 1986-1987 after her years as a collegian in the Beta Kappa Chapter at Iowa State University. She said, “My experiences as a Chapter Consultant greatly enhanced my leadership skills, fostered my self-con fidence, and validated my passions. My ability to use my voice to initiate positive change is thanks to serving as a chapter consultant for Delta Zeta.”

Melanie Anderson Reichenberger, Iowa State - Beta Kappa, named chair of Iowa State University Alumni Association

Photo: Jim Heemstra

Melanie Anderson Reichenberger, Iowa State - Beta Kappa, is serving her alma mater in a valuable and distinguished way. The Iowa State University Alumni Association Board of Directors has announced the election of new officers for 2016-2017, including chair Melanie Reichenberger, a 2000 industrial engineering graduate from Shorewood, Wisconsin.

"What an exciting time this is for Iowa State University," said Melanie. "Our news feeds regularly feature headlines celebrating ISU's repeated, record-breaking student enrollment, remarkable research and advancements, high-performing athletics, and other accolades too numerous to list. The Association is uniquely position to harness this energy and excitement."

The role of the ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors is to establish policies regarding the finances, property, management, and activities of the Association for the purpose of engaging constituents in the further advancement of Iowa State University and the Alumni Association. The ultimate objective of the board is to assist the Association staff and volunteers in carrying out the mission and strategic plan in collaboration with the strategic goals of the university and other affiliated organizations, which include learning, scholarship, and engagement.

The board is composed of 20 regularly elected members and four appointed voting members. New directors are elected annually, each for a four-year term. The board meets four times yearly.

For more information about the ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors, visit http://www.isualum.org/board.

Professionally, Melanie is Partner and Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.