International education honor society installed at campus
Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrated the installation of the Alpha Zeta Pi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, international honor society in education, on Dec. 2, 2012 during a ceremony at Iron Lakes Country Club in Allentown. This is the first education honor society to be established at the campus and only the third Kappa Delta Pi chapter in the Penn State system.
More than 150 friends and family members attended the celebration during which 28 students and seven faculty members were initiated. Julie Ealy, associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Lehigh Valley and lifetime member of Kappa Delta Pi, delivered the keynote address. In order to be eligible for the Penn State Lehigh Valley chapter, students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above, be in sophomore standing, and be involved in leadership and service organizations.
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is one of the largest and most prestigious educational honor societies in the world. It is dedicated to fostering excellence in education and promoting fellowship among leaders dedicated to teaching. With more than 550 active chapters throughout the world, Kappa Delta Pi is dedicated to the ideals of Fidelity to Humanity, Service, Science, and Toil. Students have been carefully selected based on very stringent expectations, high academic accomplishments, and promising leadership examples as prescribed in the KDP bylaws. Penn State Altoona and Penn State Harrisburg also have active KDP chapters.