Talladega, Ala. (April 19, 2021) – Talladega 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. Sally K. Albrecht, chair of O∆K’s Board of Trustees, will preside at the chartering ceremony scheduled for April 21, 2021.
Albrecht made the following announcement, “Omicron Delta Kappa proudly welcomes Talladega College as our newest campus circle. Student, faculty, alumni, and staff leaders may now be recognized for exhibiting O∆K’s positive vision and ideals within their 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.”
Billy C. Hawkins, Ph.D., president of Talladega College, commented on the college’s excitement about receiving a charter from Omicron Delta Kappa. He said, “Comparable to Omicron Delta Kappa’s mission, our college places a strong emphasis on leadership, scholarship and service. Talladega is committed to providing more opportunities for our students. We believe Omicron Delta Kappa is the perfect option with our national programs centered on significant issues to uplift humanity.”
Talladega College’s charter group of 32 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 scholarship, service, integrity, character, and fellowship on college and university campuses throughout North America. The headquarters are located in Lexington, Virginia.
Dr. Jeffery T. Burgin, vice president for student affairs, (256) 761-6274, [email protected]
Dr. Tara S. Singer, president and chief executive officer, Omicron Delta Kappa, (540) 458-5340, [email protected]