Education honor society inducts 15 members

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Huntington, Ind.—At a ceremony on April 16, Huntington University inducted 15 members into the Omega Psi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi. Kappa Delta Pi is the international honor society in education. Education majors who are at least second semester sophomores and whose overall grade point average is at least a 3.5 are eligible for membership in Kappa Delta Pi. Dr. Terrell Peace, professor in education, serves as the chapter counselor for Omega Psi.

Newly elected officers include Jordan Van Engen, president, a junior elementary education major from Byron Center, Mich.; Stephanie Weigold, vice president, a chemistry education major from Columbia City, Ind.; Jacob Smith, secretary, a junior music choral education major from Berne, Ind.; Preston Hoobler, treasurer, a junior chemistry education major from Marion, Iowa; Whitney Hantz, historian, a junior elementary education and middle school language arts major from Auburn, Ind.; and Johanna Caron, membership chair, a junior music instrumental education major from Warsaw, Ind.

Kappa Delta Pi has been in existence since 1911 and has more than 50,000 active members worldwide.

Huntington University’s Omega Psi chapter was chartered on May 1, 2000. In 2003, the chapter was honored as the newest chapter ever to receive an Achieving Chapter Excellence Award, or ACE Award, from Kappa Delta Pi’s national headquarters.

In 2005 and 2007, the Omega Psi chapter received its second and third consecutive ACE awards at the national convocation. For more information, visit www.kdp.org.

The following students were inducted during the ceremony:

Amy Anema, a sophomore history education major from Kentwood, Mich.

Cheslea August, a sophomore elementary and special education major from Columbia City, Ind.

Danielle Bassous, a sophomore elementary and special education major from Defiance, Ohio.

Joseph Brenneman, a sophomore mathematics education major from St. Marys, Ohio.

Ashley Burson, a senior elementary education major from Roanoke, Ind.

Grace Green, a sophomore elementary and special education major from Blissfield, Mich.

Anne Hacker, a sophomore elementary and special education major from Huntington, Ind.

Bethany Harshbarger, a sophomore elementary education and social studies major from Peoria, Ill.

Jared Huhta, a sophomore history education major from St. John, Ind.

Hannah Kregel, a junior elementary and special education major from Jenison, Mich.

Kelly Lehman, a senior elementary and special education major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Lauren Meese, senior elementary and special education major from Marion, Ind.

Paul Monroe, a sophomore art and English education major from Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

Rebecca Perhai, sophomore elementary and special education major from Port Huron, Mich.

Amy Snider, a sophomore elementary and English as a New Language major from Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Meghan Wagner, a sophomore elementary education and middle school language arts major from Angola, Ind.

Rebekah Watkins, a junior biology education major from Commerce Town, Mich.

Sarah Wolfe, a senior elementary education and middle school language arts major from Kalamazoo, Mich.

Evan Wolford, a sophomore history education major from Colon, Mich.

Sonya Yoder, a senior elementary education major from Quincy, Ohio.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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