Spring 2021 inductees to Glenville State College’s Kappa Omicron chapter of international education honor society Kappa Delta Pi (l-r) KDP Counselor Dr. Gerda Kumpiene, Brittany Koutsunis, Raven Friend, Cali Hayes, Nic McVaney, Lori Ray, Caroline Tinnel, and KDP Counselor Dr. Jeff Hunter.

GLENVILLE, WV – Wyoming County’s Brittany Koutsunis is among six Glenville State College students who have been installed as new members of the international education honor society, Kappa Delta Pi (KDP).

The students all took the oath as the newest KDP members on Thursday, April 8 at a ceremony held on campus. Koutsunis, an Oceana, West Virginia resident, joined Raven Friend, Cali Hayes, Nicholas McVaney, Lori Ray, and Caroline Tinnel as those inducted.

Membership in GSC’s chapter – the Kappa Omicron chapter – is by invitation only. To receive an invitation to join, prospective members must be fully admitted into the teacher education program, have at least 12 credit hours in educational courses programmed, in progress, or completed, have completed at least 30 credit hours of collegiate course work, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or greater, and must exhibit commendable personal qualities and worthy educational ideals.

The Kappa Omicron chapter of KDP was established in 1966 by then-Education Department Chairman Dr. Wendell Hardway. GSC’s chapter is currently co-counseled by Dean of Teacher Education Dr. Jeff Hunter and Dr. Gerda Kumpiene.

“I am very happy to see these students become our newest members of the Kappa Omicron chapter of KDP. This is an outstanding organization and I know that these future educators will uphold our reputation for producing skilled, reflective, and responsive teaching professionals through word and deed,” said Hunter.

Kappa Delta Pi was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The mission of KDP is to advance quality education by inspiring teachers to prepare all learners for future challenges. Members of KDP receive access to exclusive resources including publications, classroom materials, webinars, and scholarships and grants.

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