Leadership Society Introduced at WWU

ODK membersThirteen William Woods University students were recognized for their leadership and unveiled to the student body recently as the charter members of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK).


Omicron Delta Kappa is the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition for leadership. Since its founding in 1914, more than 300,000 individuals from more than 300 college and university campuses across the United States have been recognized for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities.


The society recognizes achievement in the follow five areas:

  • Scholarship

  • Athletics

  • Campus/Community Service, Social/Religious Activities, and Campus Government

  • Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media

  • Creative and Performing Arts

Membership in ODK is awarded to undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni and persons qualifying for membership “honoris causa.” Students must rank in the upper 35 percent of their school or college and must show leadership in at least one of the five phases of campus life.


Stacie Bonte of Fenton, Mo., is the president of WWU’s chapter. Other charter members are:

Tara Boehl of Washington, Ill.

Rebecca Cooper of Red Bud, Ill.

Nicole Dewoskin of Chesterfield, Mo.

Heather Gastler of Wellsville, Mo.

Kristin Garnett of Jefferson City, Mo.

Kathyrn Golden of Crystal Lake, Ill.

Leah Hohmeier of St. Louis, Mo.

Cody Morrow of Jefferson City, Mo.

Bradley Prasuhn of Farmington, Mo.

Kaitlin Short of Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Jennifer Stracke of Lebanon, Ill.

Brittany Welton of Willow Springs, Mo.


CUTLINE: Becky Stinson, alumni director at William Woods University, announces the charter members of Omicron Delta Kappa.