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New UHV education honor society officers recruiting members

June 22, 2013 at 1:22 a.m.

Blair KellyUHV honor society

Officers

The new officers will be installed Friday during a planning retreat in El Campo.

Officers and their hometowns for the 2013-14 year are:

Co-presidents - Blair Kelly, of Victoria, Victoria campus; Lauren Garcia, of Katy, Cinco Ranch campus; co-vice president - Kassie McBride, of Port Lavaca, Victoria campus; Jennifer Barker, of Katy, Cinco Ranch campus; co-treasurer - Autumn Buch, of Cuero, Victoria campus; Kimberley Rogers, of Sugar Land, Cinco Ranch campus.

The new officers of the Alpha Zeta Lambda plan to offer community events again this year.

The group is a chapter of the international education honor society Kappa Delta Pi.

"Now that the honor society is starting its third year, it's nice to have traditions that we are establishing and events that people look forward to each year," said Blair Kelly, returning co-president of the chapter. "We want to repeat several activities, such as the school supplies drive and ice cream social so that they can become a tradition for our organization."

The school supplies drive collects supplies in August and September for grade school children.

The ice cream social is used as a recruiting event, but is open to all UHV students. It will be Sept. 3 at two locations - in Victoria and the University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch.

The officers also are busy with new member recruitment. The organization, which has more than 90 active members, is focusing on recruiting more professionals and UHV faculty members, Kelly said.

"The practicing professionals, those who have an education degree, are a valuable asset to the organization because they bring insight that student members don't have yet," said Kelly, a recent UHV graduate. "Our members see the benefit of networking and getting your name out there in the community. The more professionals they get to network with, the better."

The next membership installation will be Sept. 21 in Cinco Ranch.

Established in 2011, members include students, faculty, administrators and teachers from area school districts. The organization's advisers are Amy Barnhill, assistant professor in the UHV School of Education & Human Development, and Steve Trowbridge, a retired education professor.

More information about the UHV chapter of Kappa Delta Pi and other student organizations can be found at the UHV student organization website.

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