UCA’s Kappa Delta Pi chapter, an international education honor society, received the ACE Award for chapter excellence at the biennial convention in Orlando, Florida. In addition, Amy Chronis was selected as one of seventeen chapter officers to receive the award of Distinguished Chapter Officer.
Three members of the Pi Beta KDP chapter attended the conference to accept the award: Mara Cawein, counselor, Anna Jewel Windsor, president, and Sammi Hantz, Vice-president. Being named one of the 2015 Achieving Chapter Excellence Award winners is quite an accomplishment, as this award is only given to Kappa Delta Pi chapters that demonstrate excellence in membership, leadership development, and programming in support of the Society’s mission and strategic goals.
It was an exciting and rewarding convention for the three chapter members in attendance. In addition to the informational sessions and networking opportunities, members also participated in a poster session to share successful chapter ideas and presented two workshop sessions: “Strengthening Technology Pathways: Connecting Homes, Communities, and Classrooms” by Mara Cawein, Jewel Windsor, and Sammi Hantz and “National Board Certification as Professional Development” by Mara Cawein and Casey Cawein. In addition, Mara Cawein received a certificate for 10 years of service as a chapter counselor.