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School of Education inducts 39 students into the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society

On May 1 the School of Education honored the academic excellence of 39 undergraduate and graduate students as they were inducted into the Sigma Gamma Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education.

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) was founded in 1911 by leading thinkers in education at the University of Illinois. Since that time, it has grown to an international organization of over 1,200,000 members. Acceptance into KDP is based upon the criteria of academic excellence (GPA of 3.6 or higher) and the recommendation of three teacher education faculty members.

Angela Owusu-Ansah, associate dean of the School of Education, began last night’s ceremony with the lighting of the white Kappa Candle acknowledging the organization’s commitment to Elon’s motto Numen Lumen. Richard Mihans, Terry Tomasek, Mary Knight-McKenna, and Glenda Crawford led the students in affirming the society’s ideals of Fidelity to Service, Fidelity to Science, Fidelity to Humanity, and Fidelity to Toil.

Stephen Byrd offered a charge to the inductees on the theme “Embrace your calling; Honor your commitments” and concluded the ceremony with the society motto:

“So to teach that our words inspire a will to learn; so to serve that each day may enhance the growth of exploring minds; so to live that we may guide young and old to know the truth and love the right. To the fulfillment of these objectives we pledge our efforts.”

The School of Education faculty is proud of the following undergraduate and graduate inductees:

Lilia Acero, Elementary Education, M.Ed.
Michael Armstrong, Gifted Education, M.Ed.
Katherine Bain, English Teacher-Licensure, Undergraduate
Nathaniel Bourne, Gifted Education, M.Ed.
Ashley Byrd, Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Lisa Cantor, Special Education, M.Ed.
Meredith Citty, Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Kendall Crouther, English Teacher-Licensure, Undergraduate
Hannah Demirdogen, Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Brandi Edmundson, Gifted Education, M.Ed.
Crystal Edwards, Mathematics Teacher-Licensure, Undergraduate
Sarah Endorf, Special/Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Sarah Farrell, Elementary Education, M.Ed.
Justine Gatsche, Special Education, M.Ed.
Cynthia Gilliam, Gifted Education, M.Ed.
Katie Gonino, Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Anna Harris, Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Jodi Hayes, Special Education, M.Ed.
Leigh Iler, Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Katie Johnson, Special/Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Emily Johnsrude, Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Kyle Keith, Middle Grades Education, Undergraduate
Lauren Kepke, Special/Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Gena Marshall, Gifted Education, M.Ed.
Connor McDade, English Teacher-Licensure, Undergraduate
Julia Okada, History Teacher-Licensure, Undergraduate
Hayley Rees, Middle Grades Education, Undergraduate
Patrick Regan, Special Education, M.Ed.
Magdalena Reichard, Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Casey Rogers, Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Madelyne Rooney, Mathematics Teacher-Licensure, Undergraduate
Wesley Rose, Music Education/Performance, Undergraduate
Sarah Spaeth, Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Karen Staley, Special Education, M.Ed.
Rebecca Stanley, Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Emily Steffen, Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Lindy Terry, Special/Elementary Education, Undergraduate
Michelle Warshany, Music Education/Performance, Undergraduate
Lisa Wilson, Gifted Education, M.Ed.

Scott Baker,
Staff
5/2/2014 9:25 AM