New Education Honorary Inducts 48 Students
A new international education honorary with an inaugural class of 48 student inductees has been chartered at Alma College.
In a campus ceremony on April 5, the Alpha Delta Omicron chapter of Kappa Delta Pi was officially chartered. With parents and friends in attendance, 48 education students were inducted as new members.
Kappa Delta Pi promotes excellence in and recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of education, says faculty advisor Peggy Thelen.
New inductees in the Kappa Delta Pi international eduction honorary.
“When I took over as faculty advisor for the Education Club, I
inquired about what was going on with the current education honorary
and could not find much information about it,” says Thelen. “So I asked
students on the Education Club board if they would like to look into
having a new international education honorary on campus. I have been in
Kappa Delta Pi for many years and knew what they have to offer. I
suggested that the members check into it.”
Students on the Education Club board agreed to pursue the charter and
contacted KDP, which eventually determined that Alma College met all
its criteria for a charter. Eligible students were then contacted for
To quality for a charter, institutions must have an education program accredited by a national or regional organization, a minimum total enrollment of 1,000 students, and a minimum of 150 students in education.
Criteria for membership in KDP include a 3.0 or better grade point average, a minimum of 12 hours of education credits completed, and the equivalent f 30 semester hours earned.
“Dr. Blossom Nissman, the KDP president from 2002 to ’04, flew in to do the chartering and initiate the charter initiates,” says Thelen. “As I was already a member and the faculty sponsor, I was initiated as the chapter ‘counselor.’”
Alma College is a member of four national honor societies — Phi Beta Kappa (academic), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership), Order of Omega (Greek men and women) and Gamma Delta Alpha (senior women) — and 18 departmental honor societies.
Posted: Mon, April 21st, 2008 at 8:28AM