Two new members join honorary society

Kirsten Beverley

The spring initiation for the Bowman Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national honorary society, was held in Seminar Room A of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center yesterday.

Despite the induction’s modest showing, plenty of candlelight, flowers and student leaders were present. The induction began with a welcome from Paul R. Milton, adviser of Omicron Delta Kappa.

“In the tradition of the idealism and leadership of George Washington and Robert E. Lee, the ideas that leadership of excellent quality and versatility in college should be recognized,” Milton said. “That outstanding students, faculty and administration members should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness.”

The newest inductees of Omicron Delta Kappa are Audra Godfrey and Kay Levandowski. Godfrey is a junior interpersonal communication major, and Levandowski is a master’s student in higher education and administration.

Both inductees were enthusiastic about their inductions.

“I was very excited because it’s a great opportunity to be more involved in the university,” Godfrey said.

Levandowski said she realized early that she needed to apply.

“I was excited to be chosen to be a part of this group. It is tied to all the values I believe in strongly,” Levandowski said.

President Nicole Silver said despite the small induction, the inductees were deserving of this honor.

Each inductee received a pin and a certificate that commemorated their membership.

A small reception followed the induction to give both new and old members the opportunity to socialize.

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