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Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society Establishes Circle at FGCU

FORT MYERS, FL - Omicron Delta Kappa (O∆KŪ) National Leadership Honor Society establishes a Circle at Florida Gulf Coast University with a chartering ceremony 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, in Student Union 214. FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw offers remarks and welcomes Omicron Delta Kappa executive director Thomas Goodale.

Founded on December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., O∆KŪ was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition for leadership. It 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. Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole person, both as a member of the college community and as a contributor to a better society. The O∆KŪ "mark of distinction" is well recognized by leaders in both the academic and business arena.

At FGCU, a perspective student member must rank in the upper 35 percent in scholarship and must show leadership in at least one of the five phases of campus life described above. Students selected as the first initiation class for the FGCU circle are: Ginnie Anderson (alumni), Luke Benfield (alumni), Steven Binninger, Megan Brewbaker (alumni), Justin Carter, Brittany Detweiler, Kali Fain, Ana Felipe, Julie Gleason (staff member), Tiffany Hilliard, Stephanie Johnson, Anastasia Kostrubala, Laura Layton, Leslie Mehl, Blake Neumann, Casey Plastek, Marie Scarpantonio, Camilla Williams, and Heather Zimmerman.

For further information, media representatives should contact Xue Qin Wang at (239) 590-7727 or

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