The University of the Ozarks chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the international honor society for teacher education, inducted 10 new members during a special ceremony in the Pat Walker Teacher Education Program on Thursday morning.
The ceremony included current KPD members as well as faculty and administrators from the program and the university. The new inductees include Lakyn Robinson, Laryn Robinson, Monica Seiler, Jordyn Ferrell, Molly Bowman, Jessica Prater, Josh Duncan, Kinley Hughes, David James and Brooke Conner.
Officers were also selected for the chapter for the 2013-2014 academic year. They will be: Jessica Temple, president; Brooke Conner, vice president, Monica Seiler, secretary/treasurer; and Molly Bowman, historian. The current president is Jessica Robison.
Kappa Delta Pi was founded by Dr. William Bagley in 1911 at the University of Illinois. It was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The founders chose the name from the Greek words to represent knowledge, duty, and power. Pioneering from its beginning by including women as well as men, KDP grew from a local chapter to the international organization it is today, comprising 600 chapters and more than 40,000 members.
Among those who attended the ceremony were (from left) Dr. Glenda Ezell, Division Chair; Dr. Shelli Henehan, KDP Counselor; Crystal Lowery, U of O alumna; Lakyn Robinson; Rachel Turner; Maegan Bell; Callie Edwards; Laryn Robinson; Monica Seiler; Jordyn Ferrell; Molly Bowman; Jessica Prater; Jessica Temple; Josh Duncan; Elizabeth DiPaola; Kinley Hughes; David James; Jessica Robison; Dr. Daniel Taddie, University Provost; Brooke Conner; and Janie Chappell, Field Experience Director.