Kappa Delta Pi Announces Award Recipients at 49th Biennial Convocation

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Kappa Delta Pi honored educators with four Founders Awards and the Lucinda Rose Counselor Award on Oct. 26 at its Convocation in Dallas.

Because of the work of these KDP members, the benefits of the Society have been provided to thousands of educators. - Kappa Delta Pi President Dr. Mary C. Clement

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in Education announced the recipients of its Founders Awards and Lucinda Rose Counselor Award on Oct. 26 at the Society’s 49th Biennial Convocation Closing Banquet in Dallas.

The Founders Awards honor educators who live the personal and professional values held by each of KDP’s four founders.

“Named after the founders of the Society and its guiding principles of leadership, scholarship, and service, the Founders Awards pay tribute to the visions of our founders and their roles in education, and honor current educators who live these visions today,” said Kappa Delta Pi Executive Director Faye Snodgress. “The Founders Awards continue to build on KDP’s rich legacy of recognizing excellence in education.”

Dr. O. L. Davis, Jr. received the Dr. William C. Bagley Award for Leadership Excellence. This honor is reserved for individuals who exemplify leadership excellence in education through their promotion of and advocacy for teacher leadership, and their guidance in the growth of educators throughout their careers. Davis served as counselor of the Delta Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin for more than 40 years and five terms on the KDP Executive Council, including one term as Society president. He is also a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Laureate Chapter.

Dr. Christopher Tienken, assistant professor at Seton Hall University and academic editor of the Kappa Delta Pi Record, was honored with the Dr. Truman L. Kelley Award for Scholarship Excellence. It is awarded to members who serve as an example of the importance of scholarship excellence in education and have not only impacted the practice of education and education curricula through their own work, but who also have mentored aspiring scholars.

Dr. William B. Martin was presented with the Dr. Thomas E. Musselman Award for Service Excellence. This award is given to members who have inspired others through their volunteer efforts with education-focused service programs and who have made a difference in their local, regional, and global communities. Martin served as counselor of the Eta Chi Chapter at East Carolina University for more than 25 years. His service to the KDP Educational Foundation Board of Directors spans 10 years.

The final Founders Award is the Florence B. Stratemeyer Award for Chapter Excellence, which goes to the highest scoring chapter among recipients of the Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Award. The ACE Award recipients for the 2011–13 biennium were announced earlier this year. This year’s highest honor went to the Sigma Omicron Chapter, University of Indianapolis.

Dr. Nathan Bond was announced as recipient of the Lucinda Rose Counselor Award, which honors an exemplary KDP counselor who has served in that role for 10 or more years. He has provided leadership on the Society’s Executive Council for the past five years, including a term as the Society’s president, and has been counselor of the Eta Zeta Chapter, Texas State University, for 14 years.

“It is indeed a privilege to recognize the efforts of our award recipients,” said Kappa Delta Pi President Dr. Mary C. Clement. “Their dedication to KDP is an inspiration to their students, to us, and to the teaching profession. Because of the work of these KDP members, the benefits of the Society have been provided to thousands of educators.”

Complete details on individual awards and 2013 recipients can be found on the Kappa Delta Pi website at http://www.kdp.org/recognition/awards.php.

About Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is a 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1911 to recognize and promote excellence in education, provide a reasoned voice for significant issues, and link learning communities of educators. Through its programs, services, and strategic partnerships, KDP supports the professional growth and teaching practices of educators throughout all phases and levels of their careers. The organization currently has more than 600 chapters and an active membership that exceeds 40,000 worldwide.

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