CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 14, 2005 — The Alpha Eta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at Southeast Missouri State University recently received notification that it has been awarded the prestigious “ACE Award” (Achieving Chapter Excellence) for 2003-2005.
The Achieving Chapter Excellence Award is given to the top five percent of chapters in the country. The award will be presented to the group at the Biennial Convocation Nov. 3 in Orlando, Fla. The award is presented every two years to chapters demonstrating excellence and dedication to the ideals of Kappa Delta Pi.
The chapter is now eligible for the “Ace of the ACE” Award, which is given to the top chapter in the country. That award will be announced at the November Convocation.
Dr. Julie Ray, assistant professor of elementary, early and special education at Southeast and chapter counselor, said, the chapter submitted a portfolio with documentation about the chapter’s activities in areas such as professional development programs; leadership development of members; University service; community outreach; the chapter’s Web site, bulletin board and media releases; and fellowship activities. During the judging, the review committee noted that the Alpha Eta chapter’s application was “very well documented” and “demonstrated wonderful programming.”
In addition to receiving the ACE Award, the chapter was asked to prepare a display for the November convocation about the chapter’s activities. The ACE Award portfolio was prepared by Ray and Amy Bernds of St. Louis, chapter president. Documentation for the portfolio was provided by Chapter Historian and Publicist April Hemmann of Oak Ridge, Mo.
Kappa Delta Pi is an honor society dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education.