PLATTSBURGH - SUNY Plattsburgh has announced the induction of Jennifer Quinn of Saranac Lake, into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society.
Quinn was inducted during a December ceremony in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.
In order to receive this honor, individuals must have shown exemplary character, work ethic, leadership and involvement on- and off-campus. ODK invites only the top academic students with outstanding leadership in one or more of the five following areas:
•Creative and performing arts.
•Community service, including social and religious activities and campus government.
ODK provides opportunities for continued leadership development and promotes greater involvement and contribution in all aspects of community.
"The greatest strength of ODK is recognizing, uniting and fostering future leaders," said Bryan Hartman, faculty secretary of the Plattsburgh ODK Circle.
Since May 1981, the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh's ODK Circle has welcomed juniors, seniors, graduate students, faculty and staff into this esteemed society, which was founded in1914.
Notable inductees to SUNY Plattsburgh's Circle include Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American congresswoman, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Kennedy, the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, is the chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and president of the Waterkeeper Alliance.
Chisholm and RFK Jr. spoke on campus in 1990 and 1995, respectively. On arrival, each accepted the offer to join SUNY Plattsburgh's ODK Circle and were inducted into the society, Hartman said.