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|Member of Kappa Delta Phi include from left: Front row — Ashley White, a sophomore from Campbellsville, Ky.; Corinne Watson, a junior from Connersville, Ind.; Victoria Banks, a junior from Hodgenville, Ky.; Kaylynn Best, a junior from Harrodsburg, Ky.; Shannon Lemons, a senior from Lebanon Junction, Ky.; Sarah Theimer, a senior from Beavercreek, Ohio; Terry Malone, a graduate student and substitute for Greater Clark Co. Schools, from Jeffersonville, Ind.; Darlene Cray, a graduate student from Louisville, Ky.; and Joseph Carothers, a graduate student and art teacher in Hardin County from Elizabethtown, Ky. Second row– Karlie Neal, a junior from Danville, Ky.; Dr. Debbie Schumacher, assistant professor of education/special education from Versailles, Ky.; Delana Hendrix, a junior from Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Kacie Vincent, a junior from Louisville, Ky.; McLane Farr, a junior from Paducah, Ky.; Courtney Gupton, a junior from Knifley, Ky.; Jasmine Barnett, a senior from Greensburg, Ky.; and Lindsey Hammers, a senior from Fairdale, Ky. Third row– Alena Maggard, a junior from Burnside, Ky.; Dr. DeWayne Frazier, associate vice president for academic affairs; Virginia Owen, a junior from McQuady, Ky.; Nakisha Stargel, a senior from Campbellsville, Ky. ; Robin Smith, a senior from Campbellsville, Ky.; Trista Schwoebel, a senior from Campbellsville, Ky. ; and Zachary Smith, a senior of Russell Springs, Ky. Fourth row– Dr. Billy Stout, associate professor of special education; Brent Hatfield, a junior from Campbellsville, Ky.; Casey Mattingly, a senior from Loretto, Ky.; Devin Reynolds, a sophomore from Campbellsville, Ky.; Kimberly Baker, a senior from Louisville, Ky.; Dr. Carolyn Garrison, professor of education; Dr. Beverly Ennis, associate professor of education; Tyren Edwards, a graduate student working with Jefferson County Public Schools from Louisville, Ky.; Dr. Lisa Allen, assistant professor of special education from Bardstown, Ky.; Laurice Martin, a graduate student working at Waller-Williams Environmental School from Jeffersonville, Ind.; and Lisa Miller, a graduate student from Radcliff, Ky. Those not pictured at the initiation include: Kristi Biram, a graduate student and teacher in Shelby County from Shelbyville, Ky.; Emily Benningfield, a graduate student and a teacher in Marion County from Lebanon, Ky.; Denise Davis, a graduate student from Madisonville, Ky.; Shanna Hale, a graduate student from Springfield, Ky.; Susan Isherwood, a student who works for Jefferson County Public Schools from Louisville, Ky.; Blake Milby, a senior from Campbellsville, Ky.; James Nutter, a senior from Lebanon, Ky.; Megan Parson, a junior from Greensburg, Ky.; Linda Perez, a graduate student from Bowling Green, Ky.; Lee Spicer, a graduate student and substitute teacher from Louisville, Ky.; Angela Wilson, a senior from Louisville, Ky.; Ellen Hamilton-Ford, assistant professor of early childhood education from Lebanon, Ky.; and Dr. Colleen Walker, assistant professor of education from Bardstown, Ky. (Campbellsville University Photo by Nicholas Osaigbovo)|
By Natasha Janes, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. –Campbellsville University recently hosted the third Kappa Delta Pi initiation ceremony in Ransdell Chapel for 38 students and four education faculty members. Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor Society in education. Alpha Epsilon Omicron is CU’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi.
Dr. Bill Stout, associate professor of special education, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony.
During the program, the students were initiated and presented with certificates to symbolize their membership. The officers of the chapter were installed and also initiated as members.
Dr. Carolyn Garrison, professor of education, said, “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.”
Alena Maggard, president of CU’s chapter, said, “This year’s initiation was a great success! I was very impressed by how many students were interested in joining this prestigious society. I look forward to what is in store this year and years to come! A huge thank you goes out to all those who made it possible.”
The officers are: Alena Maggard, president; Megan Parson, vice-president; Kimberly Baker, secretary; Casey Mattingly, treasurer; Brent Hatfield, membership chair; and Devin Reynolds, foundation representative. Dr. Beverly Ennis, associate professor of education; and Dr. Carol Garrison, professor of education, are chapter counselors.
The mission of Kappa Delta Pi is to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership and service. The vision of Kappa Delta Pi is to help committed educators be leaders in improving education for global citizenship.
Through its programs, services, and products, Kappa Delta Pi supports and enhances the professional growth and teaching practices of its member educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers. This support is essential to inaugurating and retaining the best and brightest professionals in the field of education, according to the organization’s website.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.