Panama City, Fla. (April 2, 2019) – Florida State University Panama City’s petition for a charter of The National Leadership Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa (O∆K), was approved recently by the organization’s board of directors. Timothy A. Reed, O∆K’s associate executive director for business and membership services, will be the installing officer for the chartering ceremony scheduled for April 2, 2019.
The announcement was made by Matthew Clifford, O∆K’s national president. “We are pleased to welcome Florida State University Panama City into our Society,” said Clifford. “Students will now be recognized for their leadership involvement and be eligible to participate in the Society’s national programs including scholarships, campus grants, and leadership development workshops.”
Irvin Clark, associate dean for faculty development and administrative affairs, commented on the university’s excitement about receiving a charter from Omicron Delta Kappa. He said, “This expansion of our leadership program will provide a unique opportunity for FSUPC students to enhance their leadership development, connect with their peers, and further impact the campus community.”
Florida State University Panama City’s chartering group of members will include faculty, 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 Dec. 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 and alumni, and promote O∆K’s ideals of scholarship, service, integrity, character, and fellowship on college and university campuses throughout North America. The headquarters are located in Lexington, Virginia.
Irvin Clark, associate dean of faculty development and administrative affairs, (850) 770-2100, [email protected]
Timothy A. Reed, associate executive director for business and membership services, Omicron Delta Kappa, (540) 458-5345, [email protected]