Felician Education Honors Society is National Rising Star

Alpha Zeta Rho, Felician College’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), has received the national “Rising Star” award for achieving excellence during its inaugural year. Criteria for the award included advancements in leadership, programming, communications and membership growth. Felician’s Alpha Zeta Rho chapter was inaugurated in May 2012.

“The overall mission of KDP is to promote and advance scholarship, leadership and service in a community of educators,” said Professor Christine Ross, of Felician College’s School of Education, Undergraduate Department. “The Alpha Zeta Rho chapter takes this mission very seriously and uses it to guide everything we do. We strive to provide the college community, in particular the School of Education with a balance of service in the Franciscan tradition and professional development.”

KDP, the international honor society for education, connects top educators throughout the world by carrying out their mission of scholarship and excellence. Among the names that have made its celebrity “A” list are Albert Einstein and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Today KDP continues to reflect a diverse and active community of educators ranging from prospective teachers and higher education faculty members to retired educators.

Having a Kappa Delta Pi chapter on campus is beneficial for distinguished students currently pursuing a degree in education,” said Professor Ross. “Over the past year, the honor society has grown and become an important resource for School of Education students. I am very proud of all of the hard work that our members do to make the chapter a success. It is so fulfilling as a counselor to see leadership bloom and grow.”