Education students at Sul Ross State University were initiated into the Zeta Delta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in a ceremony at the Gallego Center on Thursday, May 18.
The 20 students include Jasmin Ballones (Eagle Pass), Darissa Cervantes (Del Rio), Fatima Diaz (Andrews), Michelle Evans (Del Rio), Beatriz Gomez-Gomez (Eagle Pass), Dawn Henry (Sabinal), Giselle Hernandez (Van Horn), Alexya Herrera (Eagle Pass), Elizabeth Lara (Eagle Pass), Richard Morris (Fort Stockton), Ivett Ramos (Presidio), Harlem Ramos (Fort Davis), Michelle Ruiz (Uvalde), Jose Salazar (Eagle Pass), Priscilla Sanchez (Del Rio), Luis Sandoval (El Paso), Ruby Sertuchi (Presidio), Charles Shewell (Huntsville), Victoria Ura (Eagle Pass) and Melissa Wesney (Alpine).
Kappa Delta Pi was founded by William Bagley, Truman Kelly and Thomas Edgar Musselman in 1911 at the University of Illinois to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The founders chose the name from the Greek words for knowledge, duty and power.
Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Margaret Mead are just a few of the members who have made outstanding contributions to the development of professional education. For over a century, the society has consistently grown to become the international organization it is today, with an initiated membership that exceeds 1.2 million scholars.
The mission of Kappa Delta Pi is to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership and service.
The vision of Kappa Delta Pi is to help committed educators be leaders in improving education for global citizenship.
Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom, a professor of Education at SRSU, is the chapter counselor, and Harlem Ramos the chapter president.
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