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UHV education honor society installs new officers, starts planning for year

Aug. 4, 2012 at 3:04 a.m.

Rosie Kuhar, UHV co-president, Alpha Zeta Lambda chapter of the international education honor society Kappa Delta Pi.

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The Alpha Zeta Lambda chapter of the international education honor society Kappa Delta Pi recently started its second year by installing new officers.

The 2012-13 officers are: Blair Kelly, co-president, Victoria, Rosie Kuhar, co-president, Cinco Ranch; Courtney Locke, vice president; Jessica Scott, co-treasurer, Victoria, Samantha Olivares, co-treasurer, Cinco Ranch; Debbie Lyons, secretary; Lori Maurer, membership chair; Emily Sebesta, historian.

Established in August 2011, the UHV chapter installed its first 62 students, faculty members, teachers and administrators in February.

In its first year, society members stayed busy raising $4,710 for the American Cancer Society, donating books to a Katy-area youth organization and raising money for a Kenyan school. Members also spent time getting to know each other outside the classroom and recruiting new members.

"As new officers, we really appreciate everything the founding officers and our university counselors did to get Alpha Zeta Lambda started," Kelly said. "They did a great job initiating a large group of members so we're able to focus on professional development and service projects for our members."

The new officers are meeting soon to start planning the society's schedule before school starts, Kelly said.

First on their agenda is initiating new members in September. Invitations to join are extended to education majors who have completed at least 30 semester hours and have at least a 3.0 grade-point average.

The officers then will focus on meetings and projects for the honor society. Some of the activities proposed include professional development to prepare for teaching in the classroom, organizing study groups and service projects like Relay for Life and a school supplies drive.

"Being a member of the honor society is beneficial for students because they are part of a prestigious group that helps the community, networks with educators and gains leadership skills," Kuhar said.

"We look forward to adding new members and building new friendships in the coming year," Kuhar said.

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