Kappa Delta Pi Receives Awards at Biennial Convocation in Florida

November 12, 2009

The Omega Iota Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), an international honor society at Mount Union College, recently received three national awards at the Biennial Convocation in Orlando, FL.

During the convocation, Mount Union’s KDP chapter received with the Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Award; Amanda Leigh, a senior middle childhood education major from Avon received the Distinguished Chapter Officer Award; and Dr. Paula Caldwell, retired associate professor of education and former chapter counselor received the Regional Chapter Counselor Award.

The convocation also provided an opportunity for faculty and students to present their work. Dr. Shawn Watters, assistant professor of education at Mount Union presented a paper entitled, “Action Research Based Senior Culminating Experience” with two senior early childhood majors, Caitlin Lewis and Lauren Graham. Caldwell presented a paper on “The E-Pal Mentor Project” with Mount Union graduate Tiffany Neal and senior early childhood education major Heather Stump. Dr. Tom Gannon, professor of education and co-chair of the Department of Education presented a paper entitled “Transforming Your Classroom Environment to Fully Engage Students” with history majors Addison Young and Kali Starkey.

Members of KDP, Gina Serluco, Amanda Leigh, Jackie Grahek, Sara Kirkbride and Stephanie Dominick, participated in the chapter success program “From Local to Global.”  Students that also attended the conference included Brooke Akins and Jenni Stelea.

The international honor society in education, Kappa Delta Pi was founded in 1911 and promotes excellence in and recognizes outstanding contributions to education. Members of KDP exemplify worthy education ideals, express an intention of continuing in the field of education and show evidence of leadership abilities.

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