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UIS students inducted into educational honor society

May 10, 2007

Contact: Allan Cook, 217/206-7007, acook1@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD -- Seven students in the College of Education and Human Services at the University of Illinois at Springfield were inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, in ceremonies held May 6 on campus.

Inductees are Lisa Beck, Elizabeth Bloemer, Kelly Gregory, Terrance Jordan, Stacey Jackson, Teka O'Neill, and Elaine Spearie.

To be selected for Kappa Delta Pi, students must exhibit high academic achievement, commitment to a career in education, and a professional attitude that promises steady growth in the profession.

Allan Cook, associate professor of Teacher Education and counselor for the UIS chapter, observed that society members are expected to uphold high ideals in scholarship, personal standards, and promise in teaching and allied professions. "These seven students' decision to become teachers honors the profession," he said.

Founded in 1904, Kappa Delta Pi is committed to recognizing excellence and fostering mutual cooperation, support, and professional growth for educational professionals.

Teacher education at UIS provides coursework that leads to initial Illinois certification at the elementary or secondary level when combined with an appropriate academic major and fulfillment of general education and campus requirements.

For more information about Kappa Delta Pi, visit http://www.kdp.org/about/about.php. For more information about Teacher Education at UIS, contact Cook at 206-7007.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelorís, 20 masterís, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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