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ORU College of Education Distinguished with Fourth Consecutive Program Award

Program AwardThe Oral Roberts University College of Education is the only college to receive four consecutive Program Awards from the Alpha Beta Lambda chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), since the award was established in 1995. The latest Program Award was presented to ORU at the 49th Biennial Convocation held in Dallas, Texas for “Teaching in a Trans-Cultural Learning Environment: An Asian Context” in the professional development category.

“Students and faculty members in the ORU College of Education diligently seek to increase the depth of their knowledge and to give back to the community,” said Dean of the College of Education Kim Boyd. “It is an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious organization, especially for the fourth consecutive year. This speaks to the hard work and passion displayed by our college as well as the excellent professional development opportunities available to ORU education students.”

ORU was one of five higher education institutions recognized with a Program Award among more than 600 chapters worldwide. The Program Award recognizes university chapters that demonstrate excellence in one of five program areas—service, professional development, fundraising, membership and communication.

ORU’s chapter co-sponsors numerous worldview and educational speakers throughout the year as well as dissertation round table seminars and semi-annual education seminars. The chapter is also known for their charitable contributions to the Tulsa community through hosting book drives and other community outreach projects.

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, was established in 1911 to recognize and promote excellence in education, provide a reasoned voice for significant issues, and link learning communities of educators. Through its programs, services, and strategic partnerships, KDP supports the professional growth and teaching practices of educators throughout all phases and levels of their careers. The organization currently has more than 600 chapters and an active membership that exceeds 40,000 worldwide. To learn more about Kappa Delta Pi visit www.kdp.org.

For more information on the ORU College of Education, attend college weekend March 6-8, 2014, or visit www.oru.edu/academics/college_of_education/.