WWU Leadership Society Member Recognized Nationally
|1/29/2010||Mary Ann Beahon|
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Kristin Garnett, a 2009 William Woods University graduate, has been chosen to attend a prestigious national leadership conference.
A founding member of the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) chapter at WWU, Garnett has been selected to participate in the 2010 ODK Campus Leaders Today, Community Leaders Tomorrow program in Richmond, Va.
March 11-14, Garnett and 39 other ODK leaders from across the U.S., will attend a series of lectures and discussions designed to prepare them for service as board members of nonprofit organizations. They will also have the opportunity to meet with selected nonprofit board and staff members.
“It was certainly an honor to be chosen out of so many very qualified applicants,” Garnett said.
Originally from Jefferson City, Garnett now lives in Branson, Mo., where she is working in the marketing and promotions department for the local television station, The Vacation Channel.
The William Woods ODK chapter, founded in the fall of 2009, is an organization that honors exemplary campus leaders and aims to promote leadership development for students at WWU.
The society recognizes achievement in five areas:
- Campus/Community Service, Social/Religious Activities and Campus Government
- Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media
- Creative and Performing Arts
While at WWU, Garnett was an active member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, serving as chapter relations and standards board member, vice president of intellectual development and vice president of chapter relations.
She was also Student Alumni Council class president for four years, served as a University Ambassador and a Peer Mentor and was a member of Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA), President’s Twenty, Order of Omega Greek honor society, Honors Program, Biennial Alcohol Review and Campus Activities Board.
Omicron Delta Kappa, founded in 1914, was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities. Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is a mark of highest distinction and honor. The society is now present on more than 300 campuses around the country.