Angelo State University’s Mu Gamma chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) international honor society for education has received a 2021 Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Award from the KDP national organization for chapter activities during 2019-21.
Established in 1995 and awarded every two years, the ACE Award is the highest honor a KDP chapter can earn. It recognizes KDP chapters that meet strict eligibility criteria and exhibit outstanding programming, such as initiation banquets, fundraising and community service projects, in support of KDP goals. Only 14 of the more than 650 KDP chapters won 2021 ACE Awards.
“To receive this award twice under my tenure as the counselor is a credit to our officers and members who participate in the multiple activities we host,” said Dr. Leah Carruth, associate professor of teacher education and KDP faculty counselor. “I am beyond proud of these students and their dedication to our chapter and the education field.”
This is the fourth ACE Award for ASU’s Mu Gamma chapter, which was also honored in 2009, 2013 and 2019.
Additionally, the ASU chapter’s former president, Abbie Hill of McKinney, won a Distinguished Chapter Officer Award for 2020-21. She is currently student-teaching in McKinney and will graduate in December.
ASU’s Mu Gamma chapter has 144 active members, and all are working toward teacher certification or a graduate-level degree or certification.