April 27, 2016
Communications and Marketing
Earlier this month, 10 Saint Anselm students were honored for their dedication to teaching as they were inducted into the Saint Anselm College Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in Education at a ceremony in the President's Dining Hall on April 2.
To become a member of the society, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, have completed 30 semester hours of undergraduate coursework, and have at least 12 semester hours of Professional Education courses programmed, in progress, or completed.
The ceremony was led by KDP president Shannon Hess '16 and secretary Kayla Nice '16 and included a welcome address by Dean Mark Cronin. During the ceremony, the new inductees confirmed their fidelity to the four ideals upon which the society is founded: fidelity to humanity, and the ideals of science, service, and toil. Mr. Dan Lafleur, Principal of Barka Elementary in Derry, N.H., gave the keynote address.
"This ceremony is a nice way to honor our students. Not only do they have to do well in their major, or even double major, but they also have to complete their field and clinical requirements. It's great to be able to recognize them for all of their hard work," said society advisor and assistant professor of education Dianna Terrell, Ph.D.
Kappa Delta Pi was founded in 1909 at the University of Illinois. Synonymous with scholarship, innovation, and excellence in the field of education, KDP was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching.
The Education Department at Saint Anselm College integrates liberal arts general education, specialized content major, and teacher education requirements.
Emphasizing a strong theoretical base and practical experience, the program focuses on the use of reflective practice, opportunities to teach in diverse classrooms, and extensive content knowledge.
Inductees included members of the Class of 2017, and ranged in major from elementary education to math and English.
Meghan C. Ahearn
Emily T. Cormier
Micayla E. Evans
Amanda J. Field
Heather M. Folan
Rose V. Garron
Meredith C. Hungerford
Taylor D. Picariello
Lyndsay B. Scanlon