For Immediate Release
Contact: Wendy Hinton
Executive Director of College Marketing & Communications
(570) 208-8130

Wilkes-Barre, Pa., November 30, 2021 – On Monday, November 15, the Tau Pi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi held its 28th induction ceremony for six new members: Alyssa Macher ’22, Oksana Bartosiewicz ’23, Abby Bonczewski, ’22, Elizabeth Kravitz ’23, Megan Lee ’23, and Nicol Brito Polanco ’23.

Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education, has a membership of over 55,000 in more than 400 universities, colleges, and alumni chapters. Members strive to promote excellence in teaching as well as recognize outstanding contributions to the field of education.

An invitation to join the King’s chapter, Tau Pi, is based on high academic achievements (a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5), a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude which assures a member’s further growth in education.  Positive attitudes toward life and teaching are also important attributes of all potential members.  

Rev. Thomas P. Looney, C.S.C., President of King’s College, opened the ceremony with some personal reflections and led the assembly in prayer.  Dr. Dara Soljaga, Associate Dean of Education offered greetings and was the keynote speaker for the event.

Last year, new members of the Tau Pi Chapter were initiated via a virtual ceremony due to COVID restrictions. Sr. Josephine Wagner ’21, Megan O’Brien ’22, Kristina Keithley ’22, Citlalli Zaragoza ’22, Sarah Hayward ’23, Renee Rinehimer ’23, and Megan Small ’23 publicly renewed their commitment to the society during this year’s ceremony.

Following the induction ceremony, members elected the following officers for this academic year: Noёl Greenwood, President; Sarah Hayward, Vice President; Elizabeth Kravitz, Treasurer; and Kristina Keithley, Secretary.

Dr. Dara Soljaga, Associate Dean of Education, Oksana Bartosiewicz, Elizabeth Kravitz, Abby Bonczewski, Alyssa Macher, Megan Lee, Nicol Brito Polanco, and Brother Stephen LaMendola, CSC, Moderator.