Students honored for leadership, scholarship
The University of St. Thomas Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa invites the university community to celebrate the induction of its new members at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.
Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., the honor society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character. ODK recognizes achievement in scholarship; athletics; campus or community service; social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and the creative and performing arts. The society encourages the development of leadership of its members through service, both as part of the St. Thomas community and as contributors to a better society.
All UST student members and inductees are of junior or senior standing, rank in the top 35 percent of their respective class and show leadership in at least one of the five areas of achievement.
Dr. Reatha Clark King, president and executive director of the General Mills Foundation will be the keynote speaker and honoris causa inductee at Sunday’s ceremony.
King is also vice president of General Mills Inc. and was formerly president of Metro State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Clark College in Atlanta, Ga., a master’s and doctorate from the University of Chicago and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Students to be inducted are:
Jana Van Rybroek
Faculty, staff and honoris causa inductees are:
Dr. Reatha Clark King
Dr. Ivancica Schrunk