Kappa Delta Pi adds 10 new members

PLAINVIEW – Kappa Delta Pi education honor society welcomed 10 new members to its Omega Upsilon chapter at Wayland Baptist University recently with an initiation ceremony.

Led by chapter president Resa Uptergrove and other group officers, the ceremony featured pledges by each initiate and an address on the importance of education by Melissa Shaver, a Wayland alumna who is a field service agent for the Region 16 Education Service Center in Amarillo. Shaver earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Wayland in 1991 and her Master of Education degree in 2000, also from WBU.

New members include Deborah Alcozer of Plainview, Noelia Balderas of Lockney, Rebecca Carlson of Sublette, Kan., Rose Chavez of Plainview, Vanessa Garcia of Plainview, Sandra Hancock of Plainview, Sarah Kron of Lockhart, Christy Morgan of Muleshoe, Lauren Shipman of Magnolia, and Sarah Turner of Hobbs, N.M.

Dr. Patricia Herman, professor of education, is chapter counselor. Other officers include Katie Moore, vice president; Brittany Douglas, treasurer; Brandie Shaffner, secretary; Sarah Quisenberry, historian; and Crystal Holloway, chaplain.

Kappa Delta Pi is an international organization which focuses on leadership training for future educators and provides teaching and classroom resources for members through their teaching careers. They also provide opportunities for scholarships or classroom grants for special projects.

The local organization sponsors a Reading is Fun week with activities for local school children and works with schools in outreach projects. Members represent the top 10 percent of those studying education.