WVU-P Education Division holds student ceremonies

PARKERSBURG — The Education Division at West Virginia University at Parkersburg held its spring Signing Ceremony and Kappa Delta Pi initiation on Wednesday in the College Theater.

The ceremonies take place each semester as students are admitted in to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Program. During the signing ceremony, students’ sign the Professional Education Code of Honor, which they pledge to follow on their path to become teachers.

Students admitted into the program were Victoria Allinder, Hanna Argabrite, Marcia Buckley, Keely DeWees, Sierra English, Paige Flanigan, Emily Goodwin, Shawni Hill, Sami Knicely, Brittany LaMar, Madison Peirce, Alexis Powers, Dani Sinnett, Lyjle Strohl, and Lucinda Swartz. The Signing Ceremony is a formal event for students who have completed at least 58 credit hours, achieved a 3.0 grade point average in all courses and passed the PRAXIS 1 Assessment.

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education also welcomed 11 new members to the Sigma Omega Chapter at WVU Parkersburg. Inductees were selected for their ideals of scholarship, integrity in service and commitment to excellence in teaching and its allied professions.

Inducted students were Emily Goodwin, Sierra English, Victoria Allinder, Dani Sinnett, Katelyn Hess, Sabrina Deem, Alexis Powers, Paige Flanigan, Shawni Hill, Brittany LaMar and Madison Pierce.

Kappa Delta Pi was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. All members of the Sigma Omega Chapter must maintain a 3.0 GPA, receive a recommendation by a faculty member, and fully commit to the ideals of KDP.

Family and friends attended both ceremonies in support of students entering into the Elementary Education Bachelor of Arts program. The Signing Ceremony and Kappa Delta Pi initiation were followed by a reception hosted by Kappa Delta Pi.