On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the Division of Education at Pfeiffer University gathered to celebrate academic excellence with its annual Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Membership into Kappa Delta Pi is predicated on scholastic excellence and faculty recommendation. Inductees included two members of the faculty: Professor Ellen Blue and Dr. Sequoya Mungo, as well as fifteen students: Davin Ball, Holly Christy, Katie Druding, Rikki Dunn, Morgan Hopkins, Holly Linker, Hannah Lyndon, Linda Moua, Kristin Owens-White, Morgan (Makenzie) Pennell, Jenna Relyea, Ma’kira Settle, Danielle Smurthwaite, Kari Westerbeek, and Allison Wike.
The evening ceremony was celebrated in the Community Room of Stokes Student Center on the main campus of Pfeiffer University. After a welcome and invocation, inductees and their guests learned the guiding principles of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society. Inductees accepted the principles and recited the oath. Each new member was presented an honor pin, signed the chapter register, and was awarded a certificate. In closing, Dr. Christopher Boe, Dean of the Division of Education at Pfeiffer University, offered a charge to the new initiates to continue to pursue academic excellence but to remain fully aware of growing their professional dispositions, or what he termed “attitudes of being”. In his remarks, he reminded the students that they should “be open”, “be kind”, “be honest”, “be engaged”, and “be grateful”. In doing all of this, he noted, “We expect you to continue to soar beyond boundaries in all your academic preparation so that in the classroom you will challenge your own students to go beyond their own boundaries.”
Following the formal ceremony, the inductees, their guests, and the Division faculty celebrated with light refreshments and an opportunity for fellowship.
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