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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Rokaya Layoun, (left, junior president of Kappa Delta Pi, and Angelica DeLucia, right, senior president of Kappa Delta Pi, display the Alpha Zeta Pi Charter. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Rokaya Layoun, (left, junior president of Kappa Delta Pi, and Angelica DeLucia, right, senior president of Kappa Delta Pi, display the Alpha Zeta Pi Charter.

First honor society at Penn State LV

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrated the installation of the Alpha Zeta Pi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, international honor society in education, during a ceremony at Iron Lakes Country Club, 3625 Shankweiler Road, North Whitehall Township.

It's the first education honor society to be established at the campus and only the third Kappa Delta Pi chapter in The Pennsylvania State University system.

More than 150 friends and family members attended the Dec. 2 event during which 28 students and seven faculty members were initiated.

Julie Ealy, associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Lehigh Valley and lifetime member of Kappa Delta Pi, delivered the keynote address.

In order to be eligible for the Penn State Lehigh Valley chapter, students must obtain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above, be in sophomore standing, and be involved in leadership and service organizations.

Kappa Delta Pi is one of the largest and most prestigious educational honor societies in the world. It is dedicated to fostering excellence in education and promoting fellowship among leaders dedicated to teaching.

Kappa Delta Pi, with more than 550 active chapters throughout the world, is dedicated to the ideals of Fidelity to Humanity, Service, Science, and Toil.