Young Harris, Ga. (Feb. 17, 2023) – Young Harris 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 Mar. 16, 2023.
Sandra B. Thurmond, chair of O∆K’s Board of Trustees, made the following announcement, “Omicron Delta Kappa proudly welcomes Young Harris 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.”
Drew L. Van Horn, president of the college, commented on the university’s excitement about receiving a charter from Omicron Delta Kappa. He said, “With the presence of Omicron Delta Kappa on our campus, Young Harris College will be able to bring the honor and recognition to leadership that so many other colleges cannot do.”
Young Harris College’s charter group of more than 30 members will include faculty, staff, administrators, and student leaders as founding members of the Omicron Delta Kappa 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, staff, and alumni; and promote O∆K’s ideals of collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, scholarship, and service on college and university campuses throughout North America. The headquarters are located in Lexington, Virginia.
Drew L. Van Horn, Ph.D. president, Young Harris College, (706) 379-5137, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara S. Singer, Ed.D., president and chief executive officer, Omicron Delta Kappa, (540) 458-5340, email@example.com