UHV education honor society installs new officers, starts planning for year

The Alpha Zeta Lambda chapter of the international education honor society Kappa Delta Pi recently started its second year by installing new officers.

The 2012-2013 officers are:

  • Blair Kelly, co-president (Victoria)
  • Rosie Kuhar, co-president (Cinco Ranch)
  • Courtney Locke, vice president
  • Jessica Scott, co-treasurer (Victoria)
  • Samantha Olivares, co-treasurer (Cinco Ranch)
  • Debbie Lyons, secretary
  • Lori Maurer, membership chair
  • Emily Sebesta, historian

Established in August 2011, the UHV chapter installed its first 62 students, faculty members, teachers and administrators in February.

Blair Kelly

In its first year, society members stayed busy raising $4,710 for the American Cancer Society, donating books to a Katy-area youth organization and raising money for a Kenyan school. Members also spent time getting to know each other outside of the classroom and recruiting new members.

“As new officers, we really appreciate everything the founding officers and our university counselors did to get Alpha Zeta Lambda started,” Kelly said. “They did a great job initiating a large group of members so we’re able to focus on professional development and service projects for our members.”

The new officers are meeting soon to start planning the society’s schedule before school officially starts, Kelly said.

First on their agenda is initiating new members in September. Invitations to join are extended to education majors who have completed 30 semester hours or more and have at least a 3.0 grade-point average.

Rosie Kuhar

The officers then will focus on meetings and projects for the honor society. Some of the activities proposed include professional development to prepare for teaching in the classroom, organizing study groups and service projects like Relay for Life and a school supplies drive.

"Being a member of the honor society is beneficial for students because they are part of a prestigious group that helps the community, networks with educators and gains leadership skills," Kuhar said.

“We look forward to adding new members and building new friendships in the coming year,” Kuhar said.

More information about the UHV chapter of Kappa Delta Pi and other student organizations can be found at

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

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