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Kappa Delta Pi Installs New Chapter at Pfeiffer University
- Published on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 ( 12:43 pm )
Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society for qualified education professionals, has installed a new chapter at Pfeiffer University, approved for charter. Installation took place on April 7. Among those initiated are faculty from Pfeiffer's undergraduate and graduate programs as well as several Pfeiffer graduates.
â€œOver the years, Pfeiffer's division of education has proved repeatedly its leadership in the field,â€ said Dr. Tracy Espy, provost and vice president for academic affairs. â€œTypically, Pfeiffer graduates are highly sought after; 100 percent of education majors from the class of 2012 held jobs by the start of the 2012-13 school year. With this new designation, this kind of success is realistic in an ongoing way.â€
Kappa Delta Pi 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.
Founded in 1911 at the University of Illinois, Kappa Delta Pi is the largest honor society in education, representing more than 600 undergraduate and professional chapters and more than 40,000 active members. Its most distinguished members over the last century have included Margaret Mead, Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver and current leaders in education Howard Gardner, Maxine Greene and Carol Gilligan.
Photo Caption: Dr. Barbara Day, former Kappa Delta Pi national president, speaks at the induction ceremony in Misenheimer.