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Omnicron Chi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi inducts record number of new members

by Misty Sailors, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching    |    May 02, 2016

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Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, is pleased to announce that 23 new members were invited and inducted into its membership through the Omicron Chi of the University of Texas at San Antonio. This brings the total number of inductees into the chapter to a record of 51 during the academic school year, 2015-16.

The most recent induction ceremony took place on April 28, 2016. The inductees were welcomed by President: Marguerite Nutt; Vice-President: Bethany San Miguel; Treasurer: Yslette Arispe; Historian: Amanda Solis; Foundation Representative: Miranda Hurtado; Membership Chair: Courtney Lopez.

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. At UTSA, members must earn a minimum of 3.0 (undergraduate students) and a 3.25 (graduate students).

The following COEHD students were inducted:

1.  Alexandra Aguilar

2.  Kimberly Atwood

3.  Melissa Bailey

4.  Alexandra Belcher

5.  Michael Chenausky

6.  Madison Garrett

7.  Elizabeth Hardekopf

8.  Elaina Hernandez

9.  Kort Jackson

10.  Andrea  Magana

11.  Hallie Marshall

12.  Alejandro Martinez Gonzalez

13.  Jilliana McBride

14.  Morgan McGuire

15.  Molly Pierce

16.  Ashlee Rodriguez

17.  Deborah Silliman Wolfe

18.  Kristy Solis

19.  Kelsie Thompson

20.  Demi Troutz

21.  Taylor Wells

22.  Jessica Zavala

23.  Tiffanie Zunker

The ceremony also included the reaffirmation of ReAnna Roby.

Historically, KDP was founded in 1911 at the University of Illinois to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The founders chose the name from the Greek words knowledge, duty, and power. KDP grew from the local chapter to the international organization it is today. KDP members keep good company. Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Margaret Mead are just a few of the historically known members. The organization currently has more than 600 chapters and an active membership of nearly 40,000 worldwide.

At the general meeting immediately following the induction ceremony, Omicron Chi Chapter welcomed its new officers:  President: Alex Martinez; Secretary: Demi Troutz; Treasurer: Leighanne Butler; Membership Chair: Madison Garrett; Foundation Representative: Taylor Wells; and Historian, Andrea Magana.

If you are interested in joining KDP, write to Dr. Misty Sailors, Counselor, at Please include your Banner ID if you are requesting to join the organization. 

Photo courtesy of Amanda Solis

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