Rho Zeta Chapter

Kappa Delta Pi

**Our Chapter is not currently active and we are not accepting new members.

Our Mission:
Kappa Delta Pi is to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership, and service.

Rho Zeta History:
The first Alaska chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education was founded by Dr. Donna Gail Shaw at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Organized to recognize excellence in education, Kappa Delta Pi elects those to membership who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching and allied professions. It encourages improvement, distinction in achievement, and contributions to education.

The Rho Zeta Chapter (#414) was installed October 10, 1986, by Dr. Jay Hostetler, the Executive Secretary for Kappa Delta Pi at that time. Dr. Sidney Bergquist, then Dean of the School of Education and a long-time member of Kappa Delta Pi, accepted the charter for the Rho Zeta Chapter.

Charter Members and Officers

Forty-five UAA faculty and students, area teachers, principals and other educators became the charter members of this chapter. The first officers were: Carla Seward, President, Carole Clark, Vice President, Michelle Podvin, Secretary, John Sleadd, Secretary, Teri Kunik, Historian. Dr. Shaw has served as the Counselor since 1986. In 1994 Dr. Kate O'Dell became the Associate Counselor for the expanding chapter.


Previous Events:

KDP Rho Zeta Chapter celebrates Literacy Alive by volunteering at the Loussac Library's Reading Rendezvous. This event will kick off the summer reading program for youth and adult readers. Our group will be signing up as volunteers to help where needed. If you can donate 2-3 hours of your time on Saturday, May 18th from 9 am-5 pm we would love to have you join us. Volunteers are needed for set up, take down, meeting guests, helping out vendors as needed and helping in the volunteer tent. Please visit the following website and click on Service Events at the top of the page. Towards the bottom of the page you will find a link to the event. Click on it and choose whatever time works best for you.

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