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Four Hagerstown, Maryland, Students Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa

Four Hagerstown, Maryland, Students Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa

(St. Mary's City, MD) Dec. 4, 2008- St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM) recently inducted four Hagerstown, Maryland, students into Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a national leadership honor society that recognizes and promotes academic excellence, leadership abilities, and exemplary character. Student members must rank in the upper 35 percent of their school and must show leadership in at least one of five areas: scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social or religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech, and the mass media; and creative and performing arts.
"Our student members are hard working, recognized student leaders on campus" according to associate dean of students and ODK faculty secretary, Joanne Goldwater. "Their induction into ODK is a mark of high distinction. The leadership skills that they have honed will be ones that they will continue to use long after they graduate from SMCM. I am very proud of the academic, co-curricular, and volunteer accomplishments of our ODK members."
The following St. Mary's College students were inducted:
Junior Emily Fawcett
Junior Kelli Hill
Senior Sara Metz
Senior Joshua Whitt
St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Kiplinger's. Founded in 1840 as Maryland's "monument school" commemorating the state's first capital, SMCM is the state's only public honors college, offering "an Ivy-level College with a public-school price tag" (Newsweek).
Some 2,000 students attend the college, which has the highest graduation rate for all Maryland public colleges and universities, and an SAT average for student admissions of 1252. The school's waterfront campus along the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland is home to the 2007 National Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women's, Sloop and Team champions.

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