Hollins Students Earn Induction Into O∆K, America’s Oldest Leadership Honor Society

Hollins Students Earn Induction Into O∆K, America’s Oldest Leadership Honor Society

Academics, Accolades and Awards

February 29, 2024

Hollins Students Earn Induction Into O∆K, America’s Oldest Leadership Honor Society ODK Induction Ceremony 2024

Omicron Delta Kappa (O∆K), the National Leadership Honor Society, is welcoming 34 Hollins University students as new members for 2024.

Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, O∆K is the nation’s oldest leadership honor society, featuring more than 300 circles of record at colleges and universities across the United States. Less than 5% of eligible sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students are selected for membership. Undergraduates must be in the top 35% of their class, and graduate students must meet stringent criteria set by each circle.

O∆K encourages cooperation among members across the five pillars of leadership celebrated by the society: academics and research, athletics, service to campus and community, communications, and creative and performing arts. The society also champions its leadership values of collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, scholarship, and service. Among its notable members are six Presidents of the United States, five Supreme Court justices, and eight current U.S. Senators.

Hollins honored the following student inductees at a ceremony on February 28:

Hildana Abebe ’25, psychology
Hailee Brandt ’25, history
Madison Brousseau ’25, creative writing and psychology
Jessica Carter ’25, psychology
Amanda Dowd ’24, studio art
Jessica Gillson ’25, political science and history
Marie Gruver ’24, classical studies and history
Leia Hernandez ’24, chemistry
Alex Hodson ’25, psychology
Isabelle Ingwerson ’24, history
Jenna Johnson ’25, international studies and philosophy
Emily Jones ’24, biology
Jillianne Junio ’25, biology
Annelise Kempski ’24, business
Sophia Kunkel ’25,, English
Aves Lewis ’24, theatre
Elizabeth McDonald ’24, theatre and English
Linh Nguyen
Tram Nguyen ’24, chemistry
Katelyn Oler ’24, creative writing and theatre
Elyssa Parker ’25, international studies
Shakirra Payne-Felder ’25, English and environmental studies
Abigail Phillips ’25, history
Kayla Richardson ’24, sociology and political science
Eleanor Robb ’24, art history
Faith Schaefer ’24, international studies
Heather Scollick ’24, creative writing
Willow Seymour ’24, creative writing and psychology
Matilda Sieger ’25, English
Zoe Simotas ’25, political science and Spanish
Sandra Sosa-Olivares ’25, classical studies
Regan Tate ’24, studio art and English
Vivian Urda ’24, international studies and French
Nina Valdisimo ’24, business