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 Tuesday, April 26.
The ceremony included current KDP members as well as faculty and administrators from the program and the university.
The current and new KDP members include (front row, from left) Ariana Lujan, Mackenzie Kimbriel, Karen Ramirez, Carly Watt, Anna Dean, Quincey Stickley, Christina Hudson, Katherine Hall, (back row, from left) Alex Vaught, Margaret Johnson, Barbara Brown, Alejandra Arrega, Jessi Murch, Haley McKee, Libby Nepivoda and Abbeigh Rainwater.
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.