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 April 16.
The ceremony included current KPD members as well as faculty and administrators from the program and the university. The new inductees were, (pictured, from left) Mollie Palmer, Gail Quinonez, Coralie Watts, Elizabeth Tate, Alexandria Vaught, Amanda Fields, Christina Hudson, Abril Lara, Tessa Mesplay and Katy Hall.
The organization also elected officers for the 2014-2015 year. The new officers include, Brooke Conner as president, Coralie Watts as vice president, Elizabeth Tate as secretary-treasurer, and Kinley Hughes as historian.
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.