FAU College of Education Inducts
into International Honor Society
BOCA RATON, FL (April 16, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Education initiated 86 new members into its Kappa Delta Pi chapter in a recent ceremony at the university.
Dr. Valerie J. Bristor, interim dean of FAU’s College of Education, served as the keynote speaker for the initiation ceremony, addressing the initiates and nearly 100 guests. She also assisted in the installation of the chapter’s new officers and reaffirmation of two students transferring to FAU from other university chapters.
“Student interest in the Rho Omega chapter of Kappa Delta Pi is high,” said Dr. Susannah Brown, associate professor in the College of Education. “The initiation ceremony was well-attended, and we look forward to the next initiation ceremony on April 25.”
Local Kappa Delta Pi chapters are led by students and faculty, and provide members with leadership, service and professional development opportunities. Members pledge to inspire others to learn and to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership and service.
Founded in 1911, Kappa Delta Pi, one of the first discipline-specific honors societies in the United Stated, is an international honor society with more than 45,000 members. Membership is limited to the top 20 percent of those entering the field of education. Undergraduate students must have a 3.0 grade point average, and graduate students a 3.5 GPA to be considered for membership. FAU’s chapter is one of 600 chapters across the United States.