Joel D. Hermann is the 2022 recipient of O∆K ‘s Morlan-Bishop Outstanding Circle Officer Award. Hermann is a a 2007 collegiate initiate of the Maryville University Circle.
The Fontbonne University Circle, under Hermann’s leadership as an advisor, has been celebrated as one of the Society’s very best, receiving circle recognition honors in six different years. In addition, the circle has secured two Clay Grants during his tenure. Hermann has supported the members of the Fontbonne University Circle in their efforts to collaborate with other organizations on campus, encouraged his circle members to achieve academically, and worked with them to increase the diversity found in the membership.
Hermann has been involved in planning O∆K ‘s 2016, 2018, and 2022 national conferences and conventions. He is a former member of the O∆K National Advisory Council, served on the Membership Committee, and is a former recipient of the Eldridge W. Roark, Jr., Meritorious Service Award. Professionally, Hermann is the senior director of leadership and community engagement at Fontbonne.
Omicron Delta Kappa Society, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded 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 ODK 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 leadership values of collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, scholarship, and service on college and university campuses throughout North America. The Society’s national headquarters are located in Lexington, Virginia.