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Omicron Delta Kappa circle receives grant for leadership training

Alfred University’s circle (chapter) of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) has received a $500 grant from the national leadership honorary society, being one of only six schools to receive such an award.

The grant will provide funding to continue support of EBoard 101, which is a daylong leadership training experience for newly elected officers for student clubs and organizations.

Then student Kacie Dean ‘11, as a member of the Women’s Leadership Academy, initiated EBoard 101 last year as a leadership capstone project. The event provides skills training for officers on topics such as meeting management, budgeting, event planning, risk assessment, member recruitment and engagement and more. This year’s program will be conducted in March.

ODK is the national leadership honorary society. It was founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University. ODK believes that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness.

ODK was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship. Since its founding, Omicron Delta Kappa has initiated over 300,000 members. For more information visit the Web site at