By Victoria Onorato
The Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society (ODK) has sent letters of acceptances to 53 students.
ODK, an organization created in 1914 and established at LIU Post since 2015, has inducted 217 members on campus. The requirements to be considered for the society as an undergraduate are: junior and senior standing, having a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA, a full time student, and active involvement in athletics, campus/community service, social/ religious activities, campus government, creative and performing arts, journalism, speech and mass media. Graduate students are allotted similar requirements for the society.
Joseph Vernace, chair coordinator of ODK, and associate director of Campus Life, is eager to induct students into the society. “I could not be more proud of this group and their amazing achievements, or more excited to see what the future holds for our members and our Circle,” he said.
Junior adolescent education major Kathleen Kumpas is honored to be inducted. Kumpas, a commuter, is a member of the Green Key Society’s peer mentor program, Who’s Who in Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. She was previously involved in the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. “I am so grateful that I have been involved in various parts of the campus. I feel that my involvement shows how I had developed as a student leader over the past two years at LIU Post,” Kumpas said.
Kristina Huderski, senior broadcasting major, received her acceptance to the society via e-mail. Huderski is the features editor for The Pioneer and one of the music directors at WCWP radio station. She is ecstatic about being selected. “My family is so proud of me, and my accomplishments. They see how hard I work and cannot wait to see me be inducted,” she said.
The induction ceremony for the new students will be on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Tilles Center Atrium. Invitations have been sent to families.
Students interested in ODK can apply for fall 2018 at www.tinyurl.com/liupostodkapp