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National leadership honor society inducts 21 from APSU

April 29, 2003

Twenty-one members of the Austin Peay community were inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) national leadership honor society on April 21.

In addition to 19 student leaders initiated, the local ODK circle selected Dr. Robert P. Robertson, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Linda W. Thompson, professor of nursing, to be inducted as faculty members.
April 29, 2003

Twenty-one members of the Austin Peay community were inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) national leadership honor society on April 21.

In addition to 19 student leaders initiated, the local ODK circle selected Dr. Robert P. Robertson, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Linda W. Thompson, professor of nursing, to be inducted as faculty members.

Faculty, staff, administrators 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 Ashleigh Caroline Fraley, Megan Candace Grimmett, Dewayne Kendricks, Patrick Michael Malotte, Robert Earl Price Jr., Marcia Mariann Schilling and Cecil Thomas Wilson of Clarksville; Patricia B. Holt and Jean Marie Peacher of Indian Mound, Tenn.; David Arthur Baron of Columbia, Tenn.; Krista Lee Englett of Hohenwald, Tenn.; Jessica Ann Holley of Nashville; Stephanie Dawn Highsmith of Springfield, Tenn.; Alfred L. Joynes of Elkton, Ky.; Gavin Haynes Roark of Ripley, Tenn.; Justin Robert Roper of Sparta, Tenn.; Lindsey Dyan Spruill of Lebanon, Tenn.; Kelly David Young of Gallatin; and Foh Onn Chong of Malaysia.

All student members were in the top 30 percent of their junior or senior class. They 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 campuses of colleges and universities. The honor society was established as a local organization at Austin Peay in 1977 and was accepted as a member circle of the national organization in 1979.