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Third honor for ed student
Senior Ryan Stivers ’14 is the first Forester to be elected to the executive council of Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society. It’s his third honor in the past year.
Stivers, who last year earned the Distinguished Chapter Officer Award from KDP and won a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke scholarship, has distinguished himself yet again by being elected to the KDP board.
“I joined Kappa Delta Pi only a year ago, so to be able to go from President of Tau Psi (our local chapter) to national Distinguished Member Officer of 2013 and finally to be the sole student representative on the executive council, is absolutely amazing,” said Stivers.
According to their website, KDP members vote every other year for a new Executive Council, which provides the strategic vision for the Society and oversees its financial resources. Executive council members “are recognized for their leadership, dedication to the Society’s ideals, and vision for the future of education.”
“It is my goal to best serve the needs of the over 40,000 members by providing a voice for current and recently graduated students,” said Stivers, an education and history double major who, after graduating in May, is moving to New Orleans to teach. “As the youngest member of the executive council it will be my responsibility to represent the collegiate level connection to the organization. I plan to advocate for the needs of all members while simultaneously seeking to grow membership and encourage long-term service and commitment to the organization and its ideals,” he added.
“Ryan’s dynamic leadership skills and initiative have energized our Kappa Delta Pi chapter and motivated fellow students to serve in leadership positions,” said Professor of Education Shelley Sherman. “His election to the Executive Board of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society, recognizes Ryan’s significant accomplishments at the local level and will also put a national spotlight on Lake Forest College’s outstanding teacher preparation program.”