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2012

LSUS Chapter of ODK initiates 25 New Members

April 24, 2012

The LSU Shreveport "Pilot's Circle" of Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Honor Society, initiated 25 members on the April 20, 2012. The initiation ceremony was conducted by Mr. Long Truong, President; Dr. Stephen W. Banks, Secretary; Dr. Beverly J. Burden, Treasurer; Mr. Wayne Hogue, Faculty Advisor; and Mr. Charles L. Razon and Ms. Faye Laurio Razon, Pilot's Circle Members.

Membership is awarded to undergraduate junior and senior students and to graduate students who rank in the upper 35 percent in scholarship of their school or college and must show leadership in at least one of five phases of campus life: scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech, and the mass media; or creative and performing arts. An individual achieving distinction in his or her profession or rendering outstanding service through leadership may be elected to honorary membership.

This year's guest speaker was Dr. Bruce Wilson, President and CEO of United Way of Northwest Louisiana, whose speech described competence, integrity and courage as being the three essential components for today's leaders. Dr. Wilson also provided the initiates with anecdotes and guidance principles from his considerable experience in community activities.

President Truong graduates from LSUS in May and is followed as President of the "Pilot's Circle" by Ms. Faye Razon who took the oath of office during the initiation ceremony.

The new members are:
Dr. Robert Barish, Chancellor of LSUHSC-Shreveport
Dillon D. Benoit, Shreveport, LA
Daniel R. Blankenship, Haughton, LA
Robyn Bradley, Shreveport, LA
Ambrose J. Campbell, Shreveport, LA
Taylor Adam Carter, Doyline, LA
Jessica Frasier, Mooringsport, LA
Kirra Nikole Glenn, Shreveport, LA
Danielle B. Handrop, Shreveport, LA
Kendra Nicole Key, Shreveport, LA
Julie Lessiter, M.Ed., M.B.A., Haughton, LA
Rodney K. Longstratt, Bossier City, LA
Jennifer Marie Luckey, Shreveport, LA
Nancy Dinh Ly, West Monroe, LA
Heather Anne Nosky, Shreveport, LA
Lindsay Marie Olinde, Shreveport, LA
Tischelle Phillips, Greenwood, LA
Brianna Narges Saadat, West Monroe, LA
Julie R. Searing, Benton, LA
Melinda K. Shepard, Shreveport, LA
Lisa Michelle Terry, Bossier City, LA
Justin R. Thomas, Bossier City, LA
Kendra E. Johnson-Thompson, Shreveport, LA
Nguyen Tran, Bossier City, LA
Marylynn Louise Waddle, Gloster, LA

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Media Contact: Jennifer Steadman, 318.797.5108 (jennifer.steadman@lsus.edu)