I was honored to serve as president of the Alpha Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi this year. Kappa Delta Pi is an international society for graduate students in the fields of education and human services.
Initiation into membership in Kappa Delta Pi is a celebration of academic excellence, but also a call to service. As graduate students in the fields of education and human services, we are charged with the duty of transforming our community, one individual at a time. This commitment to service is something that all NU students are familiar with!
Having served on this board for two years now, I feel as though it is my responsibility to share the benefits of joining such a prestigious honor society. First and foremost, the induction into an honor society whose ideals align with those of the education and human service fields infers that all inductees foster the high ideals of their chosen profession.
As graduate students, we are on a quest for full, knowledgeable and useful lives. During this journey, it is important to take the necessary time to develop a concern for the needs of others and to strengthen moral character and personality so that we may be worthy examples of a rich, wholesome life.
One step to achieving these goals is to surround ourselves with individuals who inspire and motivate. The members of Kappa Delta Pi fulfill this role, as they share a bond of common purpose: to promote excellence in, and recognize outstanding contributions in the fields of education and human services.
As my graduate studies come to an end in May, I will look back on my time spent at Niagara University and be grateful for the many opportunities provided to me, including the opportunity to join Kappa Delta Pi.