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Students and faculty are initiated into Kappa Delta Pi, education honor society

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By Natasha Janes
CU student news writer
Campbellsville University recently hosted the third Kappa Delta Pi initiation ceremony in Ransdell Chapel for 38 students and four education faculty members. Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor Society in education. Alpha Epsilon Omicron is CU’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi.
Dr. Bill Stout, associate professor of special education, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony.
During the program, the students were initiated and presented with certificates to symbolize their membership. The officers of the chapter were installed and also initiated as members.
Garrison said, “The society inducts only those individuals who have exhibited the ideals of scholarship, integrity in service, and commitment to excellence in teaching and its allied professions. Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession.”
Maggard said, “This year’s initiation was a great success! I was very impressed by how many students were interested in joining this prestigious society. I look forward to what is in store this year and years to come! A huge thank you goes out to all those who made it possible.”
The officers are: Alena Maggard, president; Megan Parson, vice-president; Kimberly Baker, secretary; Casey Mattingly, treasurer; Brent Hatfield, membership chair; and Devin Reynolds, foundation representative. Dr. Beverly Ennis, associate professor of education; and Dr. Carol Garrison, professor of education, are chapter counselors.
The mission of Kappa Delta Pi is to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership and service. The vision of Kappa Delta Pi is to help committed educators be leaders in improving education for global citizenship.
Through its programs, services, and products, Kappa Delta Pi supports and enhances the professional growth and teaching practices of its member educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers. This support is essential to inaugurating and retaining the best and brightest professionals in the field of education, according to the organization’s website.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.