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Four C of I students inducted into leadership honor society

December 15, 2018

Four College of Idaho students have been inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Circle, which is the only chapter of its kind in the state of Idaho. Annie Anderson, Taylor Williams-Black, Emily Harwood and Hannah Maupin were recognized for their leadership to the C of I community.

“O∆K was chartered at the C of I in 2004, and every year since our chapter, referred to as a Circle, has recognized exemplary students, such as Annie, Taylor, Emily, and Hannah, who are also demonstrated leaders on campus and in the community,” Vice President for Student Affairs Paul Bennion said. “As a Circle of Distinction, our student members are committed through their personal and organizational actions to the O∆K ideals of scholarship, service, integrity, character, and fellowship.”

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, recognizes and encourages superior leadership and exemplary character. O∆K encourages collaboration among members across the five phases celebrated by O∆K: scholarship, athletics, service, communications, and arts. Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, O∆K honors and develops leaders through scholarships, workshops, career opportunities, leadership resources, and a lifelong connection to other members.

Omicron Delta Kappa Circles are located at 306 colleges and universities across the United States. If anyone is interested in learning more about O∆K, please contact student Alyssa Case (president) at [email protected], or Paul Bennion (advisor) at [email protected].

The College of Idaho has a 127-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit