Gannon University Honors Society Wins Award
Posted: September 11, 2014
Gannon University's chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International
Honor Society in Education, was honored as one of four recipients
of the Community Service Chapter Program Award given this year.
The award recognizes chapters for demonstrating excellence in
programming by completing at least one outstanding community
service program that was unique, able to benefit a significant
number of people and met or exceeded its goals.
The project, called Growing Readers, was created by Gannon's Phi
Zeta chapter to educate teen parents about the importance of
reading to their children. Chapter members speak to teenage parents
in City of Erie School District high schools about the importance
of early literacy, language development, talking to children,
reading to infants and toddlers, and more.
Gannon University's chapter will be formally recognized at Kappa
Delta Pi's Convocation 2015 in Orlando, Fla. in October.
Kappa Delta Pi was established to foster excellence in education
and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The honor
society has more than 40,000 members in 600 chapters worldwide.
Gannon Assistant Professor Robin L. Quick, Ph.D., who directed
the Growing Readers program, said, "We are pleased to receive this
recognition from the Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor
Society. The members of the Phi Zeta Chapter are very proud that
the Growing Readers program was recognized as an effective and
beneficial community service project. This award celebrates the
hard work Phi Zeta members have put into developing a program that
truly benefits the children in our local community."