Chambersburg, Pa. (November 11, 2020) – Wilson 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 November 11, 2020.
Sally K. Albrecht, chair of O∆K’s Board of Trustees, made the following announcement, “Omicron Delta Kappa proudly welcomes the University of Minnesota Duluth 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.”
Wesley R. Fugate, Ph.D., president of Wilson College, commented on the university’s excitement about receiving a charter from Omicron Delta Kappa. He said, “I understand the value that an O∆K circle can bring to a campus as it provides wonderful opportunities to recognize campus and community leadership. Bringing on O∆K will recognize and foster collaborative leadership and further promote the ideals of scholarship, service, integrity, character, and fellowship as we boldly move into our next 150 years.”
Wilson College’s charter group of more than 30 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.
Mary Beth Williams, vice president for student development and dean of students, (717) 262-2006, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara S. Singer, president and chief executive officer, Omicron Delta Kappa, (540) 458-5340, email@example.com