The University of the Ozarks chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the international honor society for teacher education, inducted five new members during a special ceremony in the Pat Walker Teacher Education Program on Thursday.
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) Haley McKee, Boston Pearson, Brandon Brewer, Abbeigh Rainwater and Alejandra Arreaga.
Coralie Watts, the chapter’s current vice president, will become the organization’s president for the 2015-16 academic year. The other officers will elected in the fall.
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.