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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Shawnee State University has been accepted by Alpha Kappa Delta, an international honorary organization of women educators.

The new chapter at SSU is named the Alpha Delta of Ohio chapter. It will be incorporated into the Sociology Club at SSU.

“Alpha Kappa Delta’s purpose seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and other social and intellectual activities that will lead to improvement in the human condition,” said Sean Dunne, faculty advisor for the Sociology Club.

The purpose of the organization, in brief, is to give recognition to outstanding women educators; to build a fraternal fellowship among women in the field of education; to promote high standards of education; to promote educational and charitable projects and activities; to sponsor scholarships; to maintain worthy standards in the field of education; and to contribute to world understanding, goodwill, and peace through an international fellowship of women educators united in the ideals of education.

More than 33,000 women educators around the world are members of the organization with more than 1,300 chapters in towns and cities in every state in the United States and around the world in Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

“This charter membership will allow us to acknowledge the superb scholarship of SSU’s sociology majors and provide them with opportunities to attend and present research at academic conferences,” Dunne said.

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