FSU PC faculty, staff and students inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society

Becky Kelly

On Wednesday, November 29, a group of 11 FSU Panama City faculty, staff and students were inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, during a virtual ceremony.

Collegiate chapters of ODK are called circles. This is the second circle induction at FSU PC since spring 2019. The fall 2022 inductees were identified and invited to become lifetime members of ODK by the FSU PC Circle Coordinator and Director of Student Affairs, LaToya Stackhouse.

“Student Affairs is really proud of our newest members and their commitment to the founding tenants of ODK,” said Stackhouse. “This is an important initiative that recognizes the high academic standards, character and leadership on our campus.”  
Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, ODK is a premier honor society that recognizes individuals of unquestionable character who have earned recognition as campus and community leaders. The society fosters collaboration, connection and inclusivity while developing leaders through scholarships, workshops and career and leadership resources. 

Unique to the Society is that it is intergenerational and open to faculty, staff, alumni, undergraduate and graduate students.

“Our newest circle is very interdisciplinary with a great mix of faculty, staff and students,” remarked Student Activities Coordinator Kristal Greaves. 

Greaves was named Circle Advisor after the induction and will attend Circle Advisor training in January.

Psychology Professor and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies Tyler Towne was one three FSU Panama City faculty inducted.  

“It was an honor to join such an impressive group of students, faculty, and staff in the FSU Panama City circle of Omicron Delta Kappa,” said Towne. “I am proud to be part of an organization that is so strongly focused on promoting leadership and character on our campus and around the country.”

The ODK circle is just one of many student initiatives underway in Student Affairs. As a full-time, residential campus the need for student engagement, activities, learning, and leadership opportunities established across the academic, intellectual and social needs are a priority.

“Student Affairs has worked really hard to develop and implement new student activities and opportunities,” commented FSU PC Dean Randy Hanna. “The goals and structure of ODK foster a partnership with our students that complements our commitment to their academic and career success.”

For more information about the Omicron Delta Kappa circle at FSU PC please contact Circle Advisor Kristal Greaves at kgreaves@fsu.edu.