CU students inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership honor society

CU students inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership honor society

April 25, 3012
For Immediate Release

New inductees into Campbellsville University's chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa are: front row, from left--Nicole Bohannon, a senior of Louisville, Ky.; Kaylynn Best, a junior of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Kelsey Best, a junior of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Megan Hollifield, a junior of Bowling Green, Ky.; Sarah Theimer, a senior of Beavercreek, Ohio; and Katherine Ames, a senior of Elizabethtown, Ky.

Back row--Amarbayasgalan Erdenebileg, a senior of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Kelly Yocum, a senior of Stanford, Ky.; Bethany Godby, a senior of Somerset, Ky.; Zachary Myers, a senior of Campbellsville, Ky.; Blaire Bland, a junior of Campbellsville, Ky.; Carrie Wohlschlegel, a senior of Shepherdsville, Ky.; Cameron Campbell, a senior of Columbia, Ky.; and Melanie Jones, a senior of Albany, Ky. Not pictured are: Jordan Johnson, a senior of Russellville, Ky., and Conor Young, a junior of Silver Creek, Ga. (Campbellsville University Photo by Christina Kern)

By Christina L. Kern, office assistant

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—Campbellsville University students were recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a national leadership honor society.

“Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is as much an obligation and responsibility in leadership as it is a mark of highest distinction and honor,” according to ODK’s website. “Student membership candidates must rank in the upper 35 percent of their school or college and must show leadership in at least one of the five phases of campus life.”

NaKisha Stargel, a senior of Campbellsville and current vice president for CU’s ODK chapter, lit a candle representing each of the five phases of campus life: scholarship and academic success; athletics; campus and community service, social and religious activities and student government; journalism, speech and mass media; and creative and performing arts.

Dr. Pat Cowherd, faculty advisor of ODK and dean of the Porter-Bouvette School of Business and Economics at CU, said, “I have no doubt these students will change the world someday.”

Cole Torbert, a senior of Brentwood, Tenn. who serves as outgoing president, said, “We have observed your habits and qualities, and we welcome you into Omicron Delta Kappa.”

Cameron Campbell, a senior of Columbia, Ky. who will serve as vice president in the upcoming year, said, “If greatness is to be achieved one must serve.”

Megan Hollifield, a junior of Bowling Green, Ky. who will serve as president in the upcoming year, said she wants members to becoming involved in the campus and local community as servant leaders and “be willing to set an example for everyone else.”

Students who were newly inducted into Campbellsville University’s chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa are: Nicole Bohannon, a senior of Louisville, Ky.; Kaylynn Best, a junior of Harrodsburg, Ky., secretary of ODK for 2012-13; Kelsey Best, a junior of Harrodsburg, Ky., vice president of ODK for 2012-13;

Megan Hollifield, a junior of Bowling Green, Ky., president of ODK for 2012-13; Sarah Theimer, a senior of Beavercreek, Ohio; Katherine Ames, a senior of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Amarbayasgalan Erdenebileg, a senior of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Kelly Yocum, a senior of Stanford, Ky.; Bethany Godby, a senior of Somerset, Ky.;

Zachary Myers, a senior of Campbellsville, Ky.; Blaire Bland, a junior of Campbellsville, Ky.; Carrie Wohlschlegel, a senior of Shepherdsville, Ky.; Cameron Campbell, a senior of Columbia, Ky., vice president of ODK for 2012-13; Melanie Jones, a senior of Albany, Ky., treasurer of ODK for 2012-13; Jordan Johnson, a senior of Russellville, Ky.; and Conor Young, a junior of Silver Creek, Ga.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.
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