Bethany, W.Va. (April 5, 2022) – Bethany College’s petition to establish a circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was approved recently by the organization’s Board of Trustees. Tara S. Singer, O∆K’s president and chief executive officer, will preside at the chartering ceremony scheduled for April 20, 2022.
Willie L. Banks, chair of the Society’s Board of Trustees, made the following announcement saying, “Omicron Delta Kappa proudly welcomes Bethany College as our newest campus circle. Collegiate, faculty, staff, administrative, and alumni leaders may now be recognized for exhibiting O∆K’s positive vision and ideals within the Bethany College campus and community. In addition, student members will be eligible to participate in the Society’s national opportunities, including scholarships, internships, campus grants, and leadership development programs.”
Joseph H. Lane, Jr., provost and dean of the faculty at Bethany College, commented on the university’s excitement about receiving a charter from Omicron Delta Kappa. He said, “The opportunities that O∆K membership provides for young people to distinguish themselves in leadership roles and to aspire to greater service are invaluable, and we look forward to honoring and inspiring young leaders at Bethany College.”
Bethany College’s charter group of almost 40 members will include faculty, staff, administrators, and student leaders as founding members of the circle.
Omicron Delta Kappa Society, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, on December 3, 1914. A group of 15 students and faculty members established the Society to recognize and encourage leadership at the collegiate level. The founders established the O∆K Idea—the concept that individuals representing all phases of collegiate life should collaborate with faculty and others to support the campus and community. O∆K’s mission is to honor and develop leaders; encourage collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and alumni; and promote O∆K’s ideals of collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, scholarship, and service on college and university campuses throughout North America. The headquarters are located in Lexington, Virginia.
Dr. Melanee Sinclair, chair, Dept. of Social Work, Bethany College, (304) 829-7251, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tara S. Singer, president and chief executive officer, Omicron Delta Kappa, (540) 458-5340, email@example.com