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Catawba's International Honor Society in Education Inducts Members, Installs New Officers

March 08, 2016

Category: Academics, Events, Students, Teacher Education


kdp2016.jpgCatawba College's Theta Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education installed new officers for the 2016-2017 year and inducted eleven new members in a ceremony held at 7:00 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium on the campus of Catawba College on March 1, 2016.

Dr. James K. Stringfield opened the ceremony with welcoming remarks to the inductees, members, and invited guests. Dr. Rhonda Truitt explained the components of the Kappa Delta Pi Creed. Mr. Derek McCoy, principal at West Middle School, gave a presentation entitled "Be the Lead Leader." KDP officers inducted new members in a ritual ceremony. Dr. Karen Lucas, counselor for the chapter, presided over the meeting and was assisted by Dr. Kim Creamer and Dr. Rhonda Truitt, and current officers Ashley Everidge, president; Erica Boles, secretary; and Brinsley Stewart, KDP member.

New members inducted and receiving honor cords included the following undergraduate students: Tonya Correll of Mount Ulla; Rhonda Elder of Salisbury; Anna Fields of Fairview; Courtney Foster of Lexington; Meredith Furr of Concord; Lauren Gaskill of Salisbury; Megan Hampton of Hamptonville; Emilee Isenhour of Salisbury; Carrie Loman of Salisbury; Sara Sellers of Salisbury; and Madison Sides of Landis.

New officers installed were Lauren Gaskill, president; Megan Hampton, vice-president, Rhonda Elder, secretary; and Courtney Foster, treasurer.

Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education, was founded March 8, 1911, at the University of Illinois. Catawba College's Theta Phi Chapter was installed on February 28, 1958. The chapter was reactivated in 1983. Organized to recognize excellence in education, Kappa Delta Pi members recognize and honor achievement; strive to a high degree of professional fellowship, leadership, and growth in the field of education; and serve their students and educational community.