March 24, 2014

Trio of Bobcat Student-Athletes Chosen for Omicron Delta Kappa

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The most recent class of inductions to Omicron Delta Kappa come later this week, with three Georgia College student-athletes listed among the 15 inductees.

Bobcat women’s basketball juniors Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) and Belinda Schaafsma (Momence, Ill.) join softball’s Kristen Humpries (Columbus, Ga.) on the prestigious list.

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December

3, 1914, at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, by fifteen student and faculty leaders. In the tradition of the idealism and leadership of George Washington and Robert E. Lee, the founders formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors and that outstanding students, faculty and administration members should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness.

In order to be eligible, students must have a grade point average in the top 35 percent of their class. This 15 member class will be inducted Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Room on the Georgia College campus.

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