Thirty-nine Members Join Rider’s Circle of ODK

The Rider University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society induction ceremony was held on February 26.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Rider University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Leadership Honor Society formally inducted 38 students and one alumnus during an induction ceremony, which was held on February 26 in the Bart Luedeke Center Theater.

“Today we honor new members of Omicron Delta Kappa. These people have shown exceptional leadership qualities and academic excellence at Rider University,” said Laura Seplaki, ODK adviser and director of the Leadership Development Program. “We thank all the parents, spouses, family and friends of the new inductees for sharing this memo­rable day with them.”

ODK is composed of junior and senior students who meet the leadership qualifications for membership and the GPA (3.25 or above) requirement, the society’s goals are to recognize the accomplishments of academically sound student leaders and enhance leadership skills and abilities. The honor society recognizes achievement in scholarship; athletics; campus/community service; social/religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and creative and performing arts.

This year’s ODK inductees are:

Kristin Anderson ’13, a Behavioral Neuroscience major

Nancy Brandler ’13, a Music Education major

Jami Centrella ’13, a Psychology major

DeChele Covington ’13, a Journalism major

Amy Crowe ’12, an Elementary Education major

Dr. Mark C. DeMareo ’78 WCC, keynote speaker, Rider Board of Trustee member, and interim superintendent of schools for Lakehurst Board of Education

Michael DiBiasi ’12, a Secondary Education and History dual major

Marissa DiPilla ’12, a Fine Arts major

Stephanie Disbrow ’12, a Liberal Arts major

Howard Furman ’12, an Accounting major

Brittany Gajewski ’13, a Psychology major

Tracey Gould ’12, an Elementary Education and Psychology major

Bryan Griffith ’12, a Liberal Arts major

Nicolette Guerra ’13, an Elementary Education and Psychology dual major

Michelle Handy ’13, a Music Education and Voice dual major

Temitope Kamson ’13, a Business major

Jordyn Katz ’13, an Elementary Education and Psychology dual major

Iram Khan ’12, an Accounting major

Anam Khan ’12, an International Business major

Chris Kraus ’12, a Secondary Education and History dual major

Kate Krsnak ’12, a Geosciences major

Joseph Landolfi ’12, a Secondary Education and English dual major

Michelle Lapointe ’12, an Elementary Education and History dual major

Nicholas LaTorre ’12, a Secondary Education and English dual major

Jose Leiva ’12, a Business Administration major

Anthony Maddaluno ’12, a Secondary Education and History dual major

Katherine Marano ’13, a Liberal Arts major

Theresa Mattera ’12, an Accounting major

Kellie McGrory ’12, an Elementary Education and Psychology dual major

Mary O’Hara ’12, an Advertising major

Laura Pantin ’12, an Elementary Education and Mathematics dual major

Alexander Pinho ’12, a Business Administration major

Sabrina Santana ’13, a Sociology major

Sarah Sassone ’12, an English major

Sarah Sell ’13, an Elementary Education and Mathematics dual major

Nicole Singer ’12, a Secondary Education and English dual major

Dan Strauss ’12, a Liberal Arts major

Deirdre Williams ’12, an English major

Haley Wilson ’13, an Elementary Education and History dual major

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