by Travis Hendryx, Office of Public Relations

The Sul Ross State University Department of Education welcomed ten students into the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society during a ceremony Thursday evening.

2019 inductees include: Richard Brown (Ft. Worth); Guadalupe Fuentes (Ft. Stockton); Jessica Hinojos (Alpine); Jacqueline Jessen (El Paso); Joann Juarez (Santa Teresa, NM); Amy Lopez (San Angelo); Natalie Palacios (Midland); Rebecca Ramos (Alpine); Claudia Rodriguez (Eagle Pass) and Maria Quinnones (Midland).

Current Kappa Delta Pi members include Leinora Alimboyguen (Alpine); Richard Brown (Ft. Worth); Jessica Hinojos (Alpine); Joann Juarez (Fabens); Elaine Witherspoon (Abilene); Megan Miller (Austin); Natalie Palacios (Midland); Irene Tagle (Midland); Michele Hayden (Midland).

“All of these students are very special, because the faculty have been able to get to know them and their many talents in our classes,” said advisor Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom. “The Education Department is proud of our KDP honors students who will be making a difference for children in our schools.”

Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911 at the University of Illinois to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Kappa Delta Pi was chosen from the Greek words knowledge, duty and power.

Kappa Delta Pi members are in good company. Albert Einstein, George Washington Culver, Eleanor Roosevelt and Magaret Mead are just a few members that have made outstanding contributions to the development of professional education.

For more than a century, Kappa Delta Pi has consistently grown, starting with a local chapter, to become the international organization it is today. Initiated membership exceeds 1.2 million.