Chris Beaman is Assistant Director of Membership & Chapter Services at Kappa Delta Pi and an active member.
Deadline has been extended to Friday, May 30 at 5 p.m.!
Recognizing excellence always has been a part of Kappa Delta Pi’s mission. The Awards for Education Excellence honor individuals and chapters for their significant contributions to the Society and the education world. We’re talking about members and chapter leaders like you!
We believe our chapters and chapter leaders deserve annual recognition for their contributions, so we are excited to share that we have increased the frequency with which we award the following recognition opportunities:
- Chapter Program Award
- Phoenix Award for Chapter Improvement
- Distinguished Chapter Officer Award
- Regional Chapter Counselor Award
Chapter Program Award
We at Headquarters hear about chapters conducting truly amazing, award-worthy programs each semester, so there is no question as to why we wanted to present this award annually. Chapters can submit five programs for consideration—one in each of these areas:
- Professional Development
- Community Service
Phoenix Award for Chapter Improvement
Each year, we work with a number of chapters that find they have room for improvement. We are astounded by the effort put in by chapter leaders to strengthen chapter-member engagement, establish programs meeting member needs, and identify leadership opportunities for chapter members.
Our intent with this award is to recognize those efforts in strengthening the chapter and thank you for your service!
Distinguished Chapter Officer Award
Having a strong, engaged chapter directly correlates with having strong chapter leadership. Among various other responsibilities, chapter officers plan events, organize service projects, recruit new members, and maintain the sustainability of the chapter. The Distinguished Chapter Officer Award honors current or immediate-past officers who set positive examples for their chapters by representing the ideals of Kappa Delta Pi.
All of our 600+ chapters are eligible to submit one officer for consideration. Whose name will your chapter submit?
Regional Chapter Counselor Award
We say (and believe) that the sustainability of our chapters depends on the commitment and leadership of the dedicated chapter counselors and the mentorship they provide to the students and members.
How has your counselor impacted you individually and the chapter collectively? Submit his/her name for consideration of this prestigious award!
I am looking forward to reading through the award applications as they come in. Part of my job is to compile the applications in order to send them to our reviewing panel, and it is a pleasure to read about the chapter successes and about the individuals who have made a positive impact on the chapter.
The awards submitted are reviewed by a panel of judges, and award-winning applications will be announced on Wednesday, June 4.
For more information about the Awards for Education Excellence and to view the recipients of our 2013 awards recognized at our Convocation in Dallas, please check out the Recognition pages on our website.