The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society welcomed spring 2015 initiates on Wednesday at a special ceremony in the University Center ballroom.
Membership in the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society is a high honor, said Edie Talley, president of the UNO Circle. Members “demonstrate the highest commitment to leadership.”
The national honor society, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, is one of four top-tier honor societies in the nation. Notable ODK alumni include: Peyton Manning, Archie Manning, Howard Gardner; Hillary Clinton; Margaret Thatcher; Joe Biden; Jimmy Carter; Michael Bloomberg; Sheryl Crow; Bob Hope; and Walter Cronkite.
Members are student leaders who exemplify leadership in scholarship; athletics; campus or community service; social or religious activities and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and creative and performing arts.
Criteria call for: "exemplary character, responsible leadership and service in campus and community life, superior scholarship, genuine fellowship and consecration of democratic ideals."
Charles McMaster, OKD vice president, was named “Spring 2015 Outstanding Member,” for his tireless dedication, enthusiasm and service.
The UNO Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society recognized spring 2015 graduates by calling each to the stage to sign an official book and receive silk honor cords they will wear at commencement. Spring graduates are:
Spring 2015 ODK graduates are:
Spring 2015 initiates are: