Marian University School of Education and Exercise Science’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi has earned the Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Award.
This award is one of the highest honors that KDP bestows upon its institutional chapters, representing the very best of student leadership, professional development, and community service while upholding the ideals of KDP.
“It is wonderful to have our students recognized internationally for their exemplary achievement, leadership, and the values they uphold. I am grateful for Dr. Susie Beesley, professor of education and advisor for Kappa Delta Pi, for the exceptional mentoring she provides to our students,” said Diana Cheshire, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education and Exercise Science. “We have wonderful faculty dedicated to our students and their development as teachers. We believe our students will be teacher leaders in K-12 education in Indiana and nationally. This award affirms that.”
This is the fifth consecutive ACE award the School of Education and Exercise Science has won. In 2011, Marian University’s chapter won the ACE of ACE Award based on their accomplishments over-and-above the already rigorous criteria for the award.
Established in 1995, the Achieving Chapter Excellence Awards Program recognizes Kappa Delta Pi chapters that exhibit outstanding programming in support of the society’s mission and strategic goals. Since its inception, chapters across the country have aspired to offer creative, purposeful programming and a full slate of chapter activities with the hope of earning this coveted award.
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Kappa Delta Pi is comprised of 600 chapters and more than 40,000 members throughout the world.