Delta Beta Chapter at Eastern Illinois University

Kappa Delta

Our Officers

Kendall Kurza


My major is Psychology with a minor in HSL. I am from Oswego, IL and my favorite hobby is painting and crafting!

Brianna Gatson

Vice President of Membership Education (VPME)

I am from Shelbyville, Illinois. I am a junior, majoring in elementary education. Besides Kappa Delta, I am involved in Kappa Delta Pi International Honors Society, Order of Omega, Vice President of Intervarsity, Rural Teacher Corps, and Education Scholars. A fun little fact about me is I conducted my own research in the apostle islands through Shedd Aquarium.

Alyssa Bitner

Vice President of Membership (VPM)

I am a Sophomore currently. My major is Communication Disorders and Sciences. I'm from Oak Lawn, IL. What many don't know about me is that I like to sing and play piano in my free time.

Jessica Marvin

Vice President of Operations (VPO)

My name is Jessica Marvin and I’m from Mundelein, IL. I am a Junior majoring in Physical & Environmental Geography and minoring in Earth Science. I’m super excited to be on council with all these other wonderful ladies and to see us grow together and individually! An interesting fact about myself is that I love learning about the weather and studying rocks!

Michelle Schaffer

Vice President of Community Service (VPCS)

I am a junior here at Eastern and my major is HSL with a concentration in Social Work. I am from Mahomet, IL, which is near Champaign. My goals for this position is to put my own twist on our Shamrock event and to hopefully add a food philanthropy! I would also like to work more with the Girl Scouts and the Advocacy Center during my term. I’m ready to grow as a person in this position and as a Kappa Delta!

Courtney Cager

Vice President of Public Relations (VPPR)

I am a Junior at EIU with a major in Accounting and a minor in Fashion Merchandising. I hope to one day be a buyer for a retailer and visit Fashion Week! I am from Lombard, IL, a western suburb of Chicago. For PR, I am in charge of everything related to KD social media. I'm excited to be the person to re-brand our chapter and give us a fresh face! Another little fact about me is that I love music and going to festivals in the summer (this picture was taken at Lollapalooza in Chicago)!

Karen Gonski

Vice President of Standards

Hi everyone! I’m Karen Gonski! I am a Sophomore and a Psychology major with a Human Services minor here at EIU! I am from Braidwood, IL which is a small town near Joliet! An interesting fact about myself is that I was a cheerleading coach for 2 years and a dance teacher as well! I was so fortunate to have these opportunities and learn so many things about the sports I love and the children I taught!

Kelsie Hannigan


My name is Kelsie Hannigan and I am Kappa Delta's Secretary. I am a Human Services major and would love to help children in the future. I am from Mokena, Illinois and would love to travel after college.

Kathleen Serrano

Vice President of Finance (VPF)

Kelly McCasland

PHC Delegate

My major is Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Family Services. I’m from Chicago Ridge, IL. People are surprised to know that I am proficient in American Sign Language!