Misericordia University inducts teacher education majors into Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society

The Teacher Education Department at Misericordia University recently inducted 18 students into the Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in Education during an induction ceremony.

KDP was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and to promote fellowship among those who are dedicated to teaching. Its mission is to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership and service, according to KDP (www.kdp.org).

To be eligible for KDP membership, teacher education students at Misericordia University must be in their junior or senior year, have been on the dean’s list at least twice, have a current overall grade point average of at least 3.4, and been active in professional activities.

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Misericordia University teacher education students who were inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education included Leanna Bell, Mehoopany, Pa.; Emily Esposito, Kings Park, N.Y.; Marisa Ferenchick, Duryea, Pa.; Alicia Flinn, Hanover Twp., Pa.; Sophia Genkin, Allentown, Pa.; Sara Gravine, West Wyoming, Pa.; Kateri Ann Kopicki, Kingston, Pa.; Megan Kryger, Dallas, Pa.; Kayla Mellish, Williamsport, Pa.; Jessica Reuther, Scranton, Pa.; Alison Sacco, Mohnton, Pa.; Nicollette Scheitrum, Summit Hill, Pa.; Melissa Smith, Harding, Pa.; Tamara Stubits, Slatington, Pa.; Kelsey Thompson, Summit Station, Pa.; Jessica Vanchure, Hanover Twp., Pa.; Megan Velehoski, Duryea, Pa., and Ashlee Venn, Harveys Lake, Pa.

For more information about the teacher education program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu/teacher. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.