Periodically, Omicron Delta Kappa has the opportunity to share news and announcements about member achievements. Below are some of the accomplishments and passages reported in October and November 2022.
Collegiate Member News
- Jenna N. Carty (Wilson College, 2020) was named the Colonial States Athletic Conference 2022 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
- Kayla M. Foster (University of Maryland, College Park, 2021) has been named a Youth Impact Fellow by the Aspen Institute.
- Amy A. Jones-Burdick (University of Mississippi, 2021) has been selected as a Mountain State Forest Festival Princess.
- Sydney E. Popsuj (Agnes Scott College, 2018) received a Mortar Board Fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year.
- Emanuel J. Rodriguez (Rutgers University – Camden, 2020) has been selected for a research program at Harvard Business School.
Higher Education News
- Jacob E. Clemens (Ohio Northern University, 2003), Courtney Holder (University of Maryland, College Park, 2016), Ryan C. Holmes (University of Miami, 2018), Matthew R. Johnson (University of Maryland, College Park, 2010), Mark A. Kenyon (University of Maryland, College Park, 2006), Helen K. Lafferty (Villanova University, 1990), Julie E. Owen (University of North Carolina Wilmington, 1997), and Vernon A. Wall (University of Georgia, 1990) have been named Impact Fellows by the Aspen Institute.
- Willie L. Banks (University of Georgia, 2002), Patricia A. Perillo (SUNY Plattsburgh, 1989), James “Dusty” Porter (Emory University, 1988), Donna A. Lee (University of Tampa, 1988), Luoluo Jong (Louisiana State University, 1996), and Javuane M. Adams-Gaston (University of Maryland, College Park, 1997) have all been named Senior Impact Fellows by the Aspen Institute.
- Dorothy D. Alling (Ramapo College of New Jersey, 1998) has been active with local and state school boards and several nonprofits. She has also served as a coach for the Odyssey of the Mind competitions.
- Ashley B. Harzog (Berry College, 2011) has been appointed director of alumni relations and outreach for the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University.
- Karla K. Murdock (Washington and Lee University, 2017) has been named that institution’s Jo M. and James M. Ballengee 250th Anniversary Professor. Murdock is the director of W&L’s Mudd Center for Ethics.
- H. Binford Peay III (Virginia Military Institute, 2010) will receive VMI’s New Market Medal in November.
- Todd Stansbury (East Tennessee State University, 2002) is no longer the athletic director at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
- Ashley B. Tutzauer (Cabrini University, 2021) has joined the basketball coaching staff at Susquehanna University.
Lifetime Member News
- Marcia P. Alstott (Purdue University, 1978) has been named the Co-op Hall of Fame for the College of Engineering at Purdue.
- Charles B. Arendall, Jr. (University of Richmond, 1934) has been posthumously inducted into the Alabama Lawyers Hall of Fame.
- Carol Ann Benanti (Wagner College, 2003) received the Community Partner Award, presented by the Global Medical Relief Fund.
- David E. Bowers (Olivet College, 1975) received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater earlier this year.
- Michelle Asha Cooper (College of Charleston, 1994) has recently joined the Lumina foundation as its vice president for public policy and executive director of Lumina’s Washington, D.C., office.
- Lee Goble, Jr. (University of South Carolina – Columbia, 2016) has been named one of Columbia Business Monthly’s Best & Brightest 35 and Under for 2022.
- Theresa A. Hess (McDaniel College, 2007) was selected as her alma’s Young Alumna of the Year.
- Benjamin P. Leader (Clemson University, 2008) has been appointed to the school’s alumni board of directors.
- Drew A. Maerz (Pennsylvania State University, 1989) has been appointed superintendent of the Highland County Public Schools in Virginia.
- Shawn C. McGuffey (Transylvania University, 1996) has been named to that institution’s alumni board and its fundraising and diversity and inclusion committees.
- Robert G. Melton (Wake Forest University, 1975) has been elected as a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), an organization focused on global scientific cooperation across disciplines to advance human space exploration.
- Joseph S. Miller (SUNY Plattsburgh, 1996) was recently profiled in a podcast produced by Black Tech Unplugged.
- Jacob A. Misenheimer (Wake Forest University, 2005) has been selected as a Top Doctor by Marquis Who’s Who.
- Leigh S. Pollet (University of Maryland, College Park, 1978) has been elected as the chairman of the Reform Party of New York State. He also currently serves as the Reform Party’s national vice-chair.
- Stephen T. Powell (Clemson University, 2009) has been appointed to his alma mater’s alumni board of directors.
- Odessa H. Pride (Hampden-Sydney College, 2021) has been recognized as a Top Educator by Marquis Who’s Who.
- Sophia G. Rahming (Florida State University, 2018) has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who.
- Kelley G. Reid, Jr. (Florida State University, 1962) was profiled as a volunteer with Vivalon.
- Ansel Sanders (Washington and Lee University, 2004) will begin his tenure as the president of the Webb School of Knoxville in Summer 2023. Ansel is a member of the Society’s Mission Committee.
- Ares L. Artemes (University of South Carolina – Columbia, 1953) passed away in September.
- Perry P. Benton (University of Alabama, 1980) died in September.
- James H. Cromwell (Bradley University, 1951) passed away in September.
- Homer “Buddy” Derrick, Jr. (University of South Carolina – Columbia, 1951) died in early September. His wife, Martha Lou, preceded him in death by only a few weeks.
- Winston Gouldin (Hampden-Sydney College, 1949) passed away in September.
- Donald L. Hall (Mississippi State University, 1960) died in September.
- James H. Henkelman-Bahn (Miami University, 1952) passed away this fall.
- Shirley P. Jordan (University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1993) died in April.
- John R. McClelland (Dickinson College, 1962) passed away in September.
- Thomas Meixner (University of Maryland, College Park, 1990) died in early October.
- Adam E. Peck (Stephen F. Austin State University, 2014) passed away in late September.
- James J. Tomek (Delta State University, 1997) died in August.