Penn State Altoona's circle of Omicron Delta Kappa receives recognition award
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 303 hits
Penn State Altoona's circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society (ODK) was recognized recently with the Circle of Distinction Award for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Among the organization's biggest projects of the year were assisting the Office of Student Life with Operation Safe Trick or Treat and collecting boxes of cereal for local food pantries. Other projects included book collections, food drives, and participating in the annual Advent of Christmas parade. In addition, graduate Nicholas Reighard was selected as the campus Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award recipient. He served as ODK’s president for two years and attended the 2011 National Convention in Houston, Texas.
ODK recognizes student achievement in five key areas: scholarship; athletics; campus/community service, social/religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech, and mass media; and creative and performing arts. Each year ODK recognizes only a small percentage of circles nationwide that meet all of the “Circle Standards” – including nominating a Leader of the Year and attending the ODK National Leadership Summit and Convention or a regional conference - with a Circle of Distinction Award.
Penn State Altoona's circle was founded in 2000. This is the first time it has received this award.