Ivy Leaf - Spring 2003

Student inducted into National Honor Society


Seventeen students were inducted into Kappa Omicron Nu, the national honor society in the family and consumer sciences, this past semester. The mission of Kappa Omicron Nu is to promote empowered leaders through scholarship, research, and leadership development. Eligible students must demonstrate high level academic achievement; at Penn State Altoona, it is required that students have completed 45 or more credits toward a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5. "The faculty of the human development and family studies program has established a Penn State Altoona chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu to formally recognize the accomplishments of our best students and to involve them in leadership opportunities during their education. It is a way for us to communicate higher expectations, and it marks a significant step in our constant efforts to strengthen our programs and better serve students," said Dr. Lori Bechtel, Head, Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences at Penn State Altoona.