Omicron Delta Kappa Chapter Selected For New York Times In Leadership Program

Sep 11, 2015

by Staff

Florida Southern College’s chapter of the honor society Omicron Delta Kappa has been offered a prestigious opportunity from the New York Times in Leadership program. 

The New York Times in Leadership chooses select chapters of Omicron Delta Kappa that have shown a high level of achievement and an outstanding representation of their chapter. This year, FSC was selected to participate along with other prestigious colleges such as the University of Richmond, University of Maryland College Park, and Grand Valley State.

The program is designed to provide students and faculty with the resources to connect them with real life leadership examples. The goal of the program is to engage the Omicron Delta Kappa community with news articles, discussion questions and virtual conferences so that they can expand their knowledge of how leadership works in the 21st century. The chapters participating in this program will be given access to the website as well as a subscription to the New York Times. This service is free for chapters due to the generosity of the C. Charles Jackson Foundation. The program will run from Sept. 1, 2015 to May 1, 2016.

Florida Southern is one of six chapters to receive the Presidential Circle Award from the national Omicron Delta Kappa headquarters. ODK is a society dedicated to promoting leadership in the areas of scholarship, athletics, creative and performing arts, campus and community service, and journalism and mass media. No more than 3 percent of the student body may be selected to participate in ODK per year.

“As a result of this achievement, it is a further honor, and a testament to the quality of student leaders on Florida Southern’s campus to be selected to participate in the New York Times in Leadership program,” said Prof. Lawrence Burke, associate professor of music and faculty secretary of ODK.  “We are excited for the opportunities this program will bring to the campus to further develop the leadership potential in the student members of ODK, both on campus and for the community at large.”