The "KDP Member of the Semester" award is a feature of the Kappa Eta Chapter to congratulate and award either prospective or current members who have striven for excellence. The Executive Board of Kappa Eta nominates one member a semester who has gone above and beyond the call of duty as an ordinary KDP member.
The selected few have gone the extra mile, and it is clear how much they care about the education of our future children, their learning experiences as a future teacher and peer-to-peer contact. They have created various experiences and memories throughout their time as a Kappa Eta which is something that is worth praising! Their efforts and involvement in KDP have been exceptional and distinct.
The specific criteria to be nominated for KDP Member of the Semester is as follows:
1. # Of Events Attended
2. Involvement in Projects
3. Blogging (Events)
4. Blogging (Committees)
5. Enthusiam about Kappa Eta
7. Academic Achievement
As part of this recognition, the recipients will be recognized at our Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, April 17th at the Westbury Manor and receive a scholarship from Kappa Eta with a value of $125.
Thank you to the following KDP Members of the Semesters. Congratulations, and we thank you for your true commitment to Kappa Delta Pi - Kappa Eta Chapter!
Sophomore, Adolescent Education Major, History Concentration
"Being a part of Kappa Eta was a great experience. I learned a lot through all the events that were put together by the Executive Board. It was wonderful to network with others who are also inspiring educators and to see that all of my hard work had paid off. I look forward to being a part of Kappa Eta for years to come!"
Sophomore, Dual Childhood/ Special Education Major, Mathematics Concentration
" Kappa Delta Pi has given me resources and opportunities to help me achieve and strive professional fellowship, leadership, and growth in the education field. Now as a member of Dean's Scholars, I would like to help and represent those members who act as leaders and role models to the University. I am proud to be a member of Dean's Scholars and will do my best to represent the School of Education of St. John's University. "
Sophomore, Childhood Education, Psychology
"It did not take long to realize that KDP is so much more than an organization that may look good on paper. KDP has challenged me to be an active, well-informed member of my community by providing me with excellent opportunities to attend conferences, engage in meaningful service, network with other professionals, and develop a greater passion for teaching. I am so happy that I have embraced the opportunity to participate in the impressive variety of professional development, service, and social events Kappa Eta has to offer. Some events in particular that have made a lasting impact on me have been the Midnight Runs, Stacey Bess Lecture, Sponsor-A-Family with Saint John?s Bread and Life, KDP Women?s Night, and the professional development events sponsored by the Career Center. I am proud to say that not only am I a member of an international honor society in education, but also that my chapter is one of the best in the world! I look forward to my future experiences with Kappa Delta Pi, confident that they will continue to shape me as a student leader and future teacher." -Teresa Pfab
Junior, Adolescent Education, Social Studies
"Making the decision to join this honor society has proven to be one of the smartest decisions that I have made thus far in my college career. I chose to join KDP because I felt that it was a great organization on campus and I would have the opportunity to engage with likeminded individuals that had the same ultimate goal that I did, to one day become a teacher. Some of my favorite events that I have attended this year have been the Students vs. Faculty Basketball game, the Stacey Bess motivational speech, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the STJ Storms out Bullying event. I enjoy being a part of my chapter because the events that they host or are involved in are always varied, appeal to different types of people and are always enjoyable and informational. My experience in the Kappa Eta chapter of KDP has been great so far and I know that it will continue to be as I finish up my undergraduate degree. Being a member of KDP has given me the opportunity to make friends that I will be able to have a bond with forever and will also allow me to have a group of people to network with as we all grow in the teaching profession together." -Ebony Ford
Freshman, Childhood Education
"As a freshman my experience with Kappa has been incredible. Every time an event is going on or there is a lecture, Kappa members are front and center. As a member of Kappa Delta Pi you never miss what is going on on campus. All the members have been welcoming and have made being a member of Kappa a goal of mine. Kappa is great for keeping your grades up, making friends, and being involved. I feel as if you can learn a lot from Kappa and it has a lot to offer students. My favorite part of Kappa is when we help our community, such as the Halloween Pumpkin Day when we helped the students from Abigail Adams decorate pumpkins and play games. You could tell that us showing up meant the world to these students. As a Kappa member, you need to realize that service is a part of your job and helping people should just come naturally. As a future teacher it is your responsibility to be aware of what is going on in the world. By attending events such as the Carol Gresser Forum or the Stacey Bess lecture, you are learning new ways to improve your job and really reach your students. While all of these events have helped me better understand my profession so did Kappa?s Women?s Night. I thoroughly enjoyed Kappa?s Women?s Night, it was a lot of fun talking to upperclassmen and Dean Willis about ?excuses? and how they affect everyone. This night really made me feel like I was not alone and that I could talk to anyone and they would listen. It also brought us all together and each and every one of us could relate to the other. Another event I liked was the Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game. All of these events are not even the entire year; they are within a semester and I?ve already had so much fun and have made new friends through them. Becoming a Kappa member is a huge honor to me, it is a chance to expand my horizons and an opportunity I couldn?t be happier to receive." -Alexandra Lodynsky