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UHV education honor society installs second group of new members

Oct. 20, 2012 at 5:20 a.m.

Students, faculty members, teachers and administrators take part in the second induction ceremony for the University of Houston-Victoria chapter of Kappa Delta Pi.

The Alpha Zeta Lambda chapter of Kappa Delta Pi recently held its second ceremony, installing 19 new students, faculty members, teachers and administrators into the education honor society at the University of Houston-Victoria.

Established in August 2011, the chapter in the UHV School of Education & Human Development has members in Victoria and Cinco Ranch.

The first initiation ceremony, held in February, used interactive television to install members at each location.

After that event, officers felt it was important to bring members together at one location for future installations, said Blair Kelly, Alpha Zeta Lambda co-president. The most recent installation was held at the UH System at Cinco Ranch.

"We will be alternating initiation ceremony locations between Victoria and Cinco Ranch to allow members to get together more often," Kelly said. "It's important for us to interact with our counterparts in a face-to-face environment to get the full effect of the honor society."

Family and friends gathered in Cinco Ranch to watch the new members get installed. The event also included a keynote address from Fred Litton, dean of the UHV School of Education and Human Development.

During his address, Litton spoke about historical achievements of teaching through technology and testing as well as the service that goes into educating students.

"There is a need in this world for people to contribute to society," Litton said. "Teaching is a noble profession, as teachers are doing something for others, despite the challenges they face. I commend these students for knowing what they want to do with their life and giving back to others."



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