Tuesday, May 27, 2008

FAMU is First HBCU in Florida to Charter Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

Florida A&M University is the first historically black college or university (HBCU) in Florida to house a chapter, or circle as it in referred to in the organization, of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.

The circle is composed of 42 charter members, which include students, faculty and administrators displaying leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness.

The new members of Omicron Delta Kappa are James H. Ammons; James R. Bland; Tallie Louis Brinson III; Isaac Bernard Brundage III; Denisha Tabitha Carty; Audrey Chisholm; Andrew M. Collins; Alex DeJarnett; Gallop Franklin; Yadhira Galdon; Herron Keyon Gaston; Keneshia Nicole Grant; AndrĂ© D. Green; Ashley N. Green; Morris Hawkins; Jacqueline D. Hightower; Larry Hunt; David H. Jackson, Jr.; Eric James; Ashley Simone Johnson; Brenda L. Johnson; Bethany S. Jones; Jillian Maurissa Jones; Henry L. Kirby; Mellori E. Lumpkin; Latoria Michelle Lundy; Ashley D. Milton; William Lee Phillip Oliver; Eric G. O’Rear; Donald E. Palm III; Judith Sarkodee-Adoo; Sherise Lavonda Simms; Clarence L. Sirmons; Kashif E. Smiley-Clark; Ashley R. Smith; Joyia T. Smith; Michael J.L. Smith; Randi S. Smith; Annie Nicole Speights; Brian A. Waritay; Julian E. White; and Magalie Yacinthe.

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. ODK® was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship. Chapters, which are called Circles, are located on more than 300 campuses throughout the nation.

The Society recognizes achievement in scholarship; athletics; campus/community service, social/religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and creative and performing arts.

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