Kappa Delta Pi, international honor society in education, is pleased to announce that eight education majors have been inducted through the Gamma Kappa chapter of The University of Tulsa. The initiation ceremony took place April 15, 2015, in the Student Union.
New members are senior Kait Westfall and juniors Brittany Johnston, Anna Wheeler, Aubrey Hercyk, Julia Tandy, Tameko Lloyd, Kristen Hackbirth, Shalynne Chaplin and Brianne Mobley.
The society inducts only those individuals who have exhibited the ideals of scholarship, integrity in service and commitment to excellence in teaching and its allied professions. Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession.
“The benefits of membership in KDP extend beyond a student’s university experience since it is an academic honor organization for educators. Kappa Delta Pi is an international organization supporting the field of education with scholarships, webinars, articles on research and practical information for effective teaching and networking opportunities for teachers in their community, state and region and, indeed, around the world,” said Peggy Lisenbee, assistant professor of education.
At TU, members must earn at least 10 hours of community and professional development every semester. Also, members must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 and have completed 12 hours of professional education courses. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible for membership.
“We are excited to be initiating eight new members this semester for our chapter. We have seen tremendous growth in our membership during the past year and anticipate further growth educationally and professionally,” said Melissa Buchman, Gamma Kappa chapter president. “We look forward to an exciting year networking with other educators in the area and planning literacy service events for our community as Gamma Kappa continues to grow.”