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National leadership honor society inducts 26 from APSU

12/3/2002
December 3, 2002

Twenty-six members of the Austin Peay community were inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) national leadership honor society on Nov. 18.

In addition to initiating 23 students, the local ODK circle selected Dr. Rhonda Bryant, assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Sherry Hoppe, president of APSU, and Lt. Col. Greg Lane, assistant professor of military science, to be inducted as faculty and administrator members.

Faculty, staff, administrator and alumni members are chosen for exemplifying the principles and ideals of ODK in character, superior scholarship and intelligence, service and responsible leadership in campus or community life, good citizenship within the academic and larger community and fellowship and consecration to democratic ideals.

New student members include Mary Virginia Ashmore, Kim Bennett, Brandi Marie Brantner, Andrea Michelle Cathey, Nikki Ray Deason, Jamie Kaye Durrett, Kelly Colleen Harris, Amanda Brooke Hogan, Kaci Martha Holz, Jonathan Brian Jeans, Jennie Elizabeth Kellams, Louise Morales, Teresa Ann Pigg, Steven Dale Rawls, Lindsey Megan Reeves, Tamara Kim Shoemaker, Naydia ReneƩ Spears, April Michelle Thacker, Marissa Elena Wagner, Dana Ashley Watson, Lauren Kathleen Weakley, Rhet Wierzba and Erica Jean Zastrow.

All student members were in the top 30 percent of their junior or senior class and were selected on the basis of their extensive and significant participation in two or more areas of: scholarship; athletics; campus or community service; social and religious activities; campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and the performing arts.

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society with circles or chapters on 269 college and university campuses. It was established as a local organization at Austin Peay in 1977 and was accepted as a member circle of the national organization in 1979.