The University of the Ozarks chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the international honor society for teacher education, inducted several new members during a special ceremony in the Pat Walker Teacher Education Program on Thursday, April 27.
The ceremony included current KDP members as well as faculty and administrators from the program and the university.
Both new and current KDP members at the ceremony included, (front row, from left) Maranda Watson, Mackenzie Kimbriel, Jae Huckaba, Ariana Lujan, Karen Ramirez, (back row, from left) Professor Javier Taylor, Shelby Carlton, Tonya Palmer, Justin Trujillo, Sarah Scroggins, Jeffrey Proctor, Grace Brown and Alejandra Arreaga. Not pictured are Josh Ferrell and Maggie Johnson.
The chapter’s graduating seniors are Arreaga, Ferrell, Johnson and Trujillo.
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.