Fifteen students in the School of Education at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith have been inducted into the Alpha Beta Omega chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education during an initiation ceremony.
The ceremony also recognized senior members of the society with outstanding academic performance. Seniors maintaining a 3.5 grade point average throughout their university careers were presented cords to wear during commencement exercises.
Inductees and senior members receiving cords were:
Acorn: Krysten Fagan, new member.
Barling: Lexie Chamberlain, new member.
Cameron, Okla.: Tiffany Hicks, new member.
Charleston: Taylor White, new member.
Chester: Tracie McCarver, presented a cord
Fort Smith: Allison Hart and Ruby Roden presented cords; and Savannah Basham and Rachel Gayer, new members and presented cords.
Green Forest: Kendra Turner, new member.
Greenwood: Sara Childress, presented a cord.
Hackett: Corie Williams, presented a cord.
Huntington: Natosha Womack, presented a cord; Sarah McConnell, new member and presented a cord.
Lavaca: Hayli Cole, new member.
Mena: Katelyn Staggs, presented a cord.
Mansfield: Levi Norris, new member and presented a cord.
Pocola, Okla.: Jennifer Jones, presented a cord.
Spiro, Okla.: Nadia Claborn, presented a cord.
Springdale: Ashley Snow, presented a cord.
Van Buren: Savannah Garner, Lisa Jones-Rodriguez and Mallory Sitz, new members.
Waldron: Krystal Barnett, new member.
West Fork: Trusten DeSoto, new member.
This year’s officers include Tracie McCarver of Chester, president; Ruby Roden of Fort Smith, vice-president; Jessica Lemus of Van Buren, secretary; Shane Hale of Waldron, treasurer; Maggie Weeks of Fort Smith, historian; and Ashely Woodey of Greenwood, publicist.
Kappa Delta Pi was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education. UAFS created its chapter in 2005.