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Ten students inducted into leadership honor society

From left, Fabio Ciarrocchi, Matthew Rice, Robert Logan Hammond, Heather Emch, Brandon Hammond, Schadell Brooks, Jourdan Page, Dr. Brad Parker, Maria Cinquemani, Portia Thomas and Abby Hope.

The Erskine College chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the National Leadership Honor Society, inducted 10 new student members and one new faculty member Saturday.

Founded at Washington and Lee University, ODK recognizes and encourages achievement in scholarship, athletics, campus and community service, social and religious activities, campus government, journalism, speech, and the creative and performing arts.

Qualifications for membership include exemplary character, responsible leadership, service in campus and community life, superior scholarship, genuine fellowship, and consecration to democratic ideals.

Juniors selected for membership this year were Schadell Brooks of Belmont, N.C.; Heather Emch, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Brandon Hammond, Belmont, N.C.; Robert Logan Hammond, Belmont, N.C.; Abby Hope, Due West; and Matthew Rice, Greer.

Seniors tapped were Fabio Ciarrocchi of Primrose-Johannesburg, South Africa; Maria Cinquemani, Gilbert; Jourdan Page, Anderson; and Portia Thomas, Camden.

Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Brad Parker was selected for membership from the faculty.

Current officers of the organization are senior Jessica Swanner, president; senior Nina Paton, vice president; and senior Elizabeth Loftis, treasurer/secretary. Library Director and Associate Professor John Kennerly serves as faculty secretary.

Other student members of ODK include Anna Cason, Vincent Chauvette, Angelo Ciarrochi, Jon Oliphant, Julia Price, Amanda Reavis and Emily Robinson.

ODK’s induction ceremony was a joint event with the academic honor society Alpha Chi, and several students were inducted into both societies.

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