Chris Beaman is a member of the KDP headquarters staff on the chapter services team as well as an active member of Kappa Delta Pi. He oversees the awards program.
We consider it a privilege to recognize the important work that our volunteers and chapters do to impact their communities; recognizing excellence always has been a part of Kappa Delta Pi’s mission. The Awards for Education Excellence honor those individuals and chapters for their significant contributions to the Society and the education world. We’re talking about members and chapter leaders like you!
For the first time ever, to help you with completing the application(s), we are providing the rubrics that will be used to score your submission. We encourage you to use this resource to make your application as strong as possible.
The annual awards below are for the 2014-2015 academic year, and the deadline for submissions is Friday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m. Winners will be recognized at Convocation 2015 in Orlando, FL from October 22-24, 2015.
Chapter Program Award
Chapters can submit five programs for consideration—one in each of the following areas: Communication, Community Service, Fundraising, Membership, & Professional Development.
Find the eligibility, criteria, and requirements for the Program Award by clicking here. Go ahead and submit your application as well!
Phoenix Award for Chapter Improvement
Each year, we work with a number of chapters that find they have room for improvement. We are astounded at the efforts put in by chapter leaders to strengthen chapter-member engagement, establish programs meeting member needs, and identifying 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!
Find the eligibility, criteria, and requirements for the Phoenix Award by clicking here, and find the submission form by clicking here.
Distinguished Chapter Officer Award
Having a strong, engaged chapter directly correlates with having strong chapter leadership. Among their 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?!
Find the eligibility, criteria, and requirements for the Distinguished Chapter Officer Award by clicking here, and submit the officer’s name before May 15 at 5p.m. by clicking here.
Regional Chapter Counselor Award
Here at Headquarters, we always say (and believe) that the sustainability of our chapters depends on the commitment and leadership of the dedicated Chapter Counselors and the mentoring they provide to the students and members.
How has your Chapter Counselor impacted you individually and the chapter collectively? Submit his/her name for consideration of this prestigious award!
Find the eligibility, criteria, and requirements for the Regional Chapter Counselor Award by clicking here, and be sure to submit his/her name for consideration soon by clicking here.
The above awards submitted are reviewed by a panel of judges, and award-winning applications will be announced on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
The biennial awards below are for the 2013-2015 biennium, and the deadline for submissions is Monday, June 1, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Winners will be recognized at Convocation 2015 in Orlando, FL from October 22-24, 2015.
Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Award
Established in 1995, the Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Awards program recognizes KDP chapters that exhibit outstanding programming, membership, and leadership 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.
Find the eligibility, criteria, and requirements for the ACE Award by clicking here. We encourage you to print a copy of the submission form and fill it in as you go before applying online. View the submission form now!
Rising Star Award for New Chapters
KDP welcomes several new chapters each year. The Rising Star Award for New Chapters recognizes these new groups that demonstrate outstanding management and programming in their first biennium following installation.
Chapters installed between June 1, 2012 and June 30, 2014 that have not already won this award are encouraged to apply.
Find the eligibility, criteria, and requirements for the Rising Star Award by clicking here. Apply now using the submission form!
O.L. Davis, Jr. Counselor of Distinction Award
This award honors Chapter Counselors with at least five years of KDP service and activity for their service, scholarship, professional development, outstanding leadership of the chapter, and mentorship of the chapter’s student leaders.
Find the eligibility, criteria, and requirements for the O.L. Davis, Jr. Counselor of Distinction Award by clicking here. Apply now using the submission form!
Lucinda Rose Counselor Award
The Lucinda Rose Counselor Award, funded by Drs. Vincent and Linda McGrath, honors an exemplary Counselor and chapter leader within Kappa Delta Pi.
Find the eligibility, criteria, and requirements for the Lucinda Rose Award by clicking here. This is not an open nomination award.
As a tribute to KDP’s founding members and their vision for the Society and its role in the field of education, these Founders Awards honor current educators at the local, national, or global level living these visions today.
For more information visit the Awards and Honors page.
The above awards submitted are reviewed by a panel of judges, and award-winning applications will be announced on Monday, June 29, 2015.
I am personally 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.
For more information about the Awards for Education Excellence and to view the recipients of our 2013-2014 annual awards, please check out the Recognition pages of our website.