Read Across America and Literacy Alive!

Join us! Read to children in shelters and centers during the month of March for NEA’s Read Across America and KDP’s Literacy Alive!



Career Workshop Success

The Student Education Association (SEA) at Governor’s State University (GSU) hosted a career and resume workshop on Thursday, January 25 from 4-6pm in F1622 and the Lakeside Lounge. This workshop was a joint effort between the Student Education Association (SEA), Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Psi Chi Psychology National Honor Society, and the Psychology club at GSU. Students from across the university, including individuals within the Division of Education, Division of Social Work, and Division of Psychology and Counseling, attended this event. School administrators, psychologists, graduate school representatives, and student graduates provided beneficial information regarding: creating resumes, interviews, job and graduate school applications. Presenters at the event also provided tips on when to apply for positions and how to stand out from other applicants. The second part of this event included small group consultations and work sessions. In the work sessions students were able to receive individualized help with their resumes from experienced faculty and staff. A special thank you to our presenters, including school administrators Dr. LaMonica Williams and Dr. Saundra Mickles, counselors Kalyna Brumfield and Amina Dahleh, GSU Career Center representative Cynthia Staples, and recent GSU graduate Kinga Drag.

Thanks to the coordinators of this event:

  • Alli Cipra and Dr. Sasha Cervantes – advisor, PSI CHI
  • Marlon Cummings, Dr. Timothy Harrington, Dr. Katy Hisrich – advisors, SEA and KDP

Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society: Installation of New Chapter at #GovState on 10.10.17 – Summary of Event

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education: 

Installation and Induction Ceremony of the Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter at Governors State University

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is an International Honor Society in Education which was founded by William Bagley, Truman Kelly, and Thomas Edgar Musselman in 1911 at the University of Illinois. The organization was created to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The founders chose the name from the Greek words for knowledge, duty, and power. Today, the organization is comprised of more than 45,000 members. The mission of Kappa Delta Pi is to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership, and service.

The Installation and Initiation Ceremony for the Alpha Iota Alpha chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at Governors State University (GSU) took place on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017. This ceremony established the chapter at GSU and initiated its first group of active members. Dr. Amy Schroeder from the University of St. Francis represented Kappa Delta Pi and served as the inaugurating officer. Those who were invited to be a member of Kappa Delta Pi were required to meet certain criteria.  Invitations were sent to students and faculty in the College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Health and Human Services.  Almost 40 students were inducted at this ceremony; over 30 other members were inducted but were unable to attend this event.  More than 15 faculty were initiated as first-time members; a few faculty who were already members, like Dr. Glenna Howell and Dr. Quincy Martin, were reinitiated into this chapter at GSU.

The executive officers were initiated as members and into their new positions in the chapter: Jessica Dunahoo, Stephanie Henning, Jessica White, and Michelle Westergaard.  The faculty advisors (Dr. Katy Hisrich, Dr. Marlon Cummings, and Dr. Timothy Harrington) were previously inducted into Kappa Delta Pi in their college chapters; they were reinitiated into this chapter.  As members, the faculty advisors assisted with the traditions of this ceremony.  Dean Dermer, a new member of Kappa Delta Pi, spoke at this event.  Dr. Deborah Bordelon, a long-time member and supporter of Kappa Delta Pi, served as the honorary speaker for the ceremony.

Ms. Marie Iofallo, a career educator, was presented with an honorary membership. She is the oldest inducted member of Kappa Delta Pi. Ms. Iofallo served as Principal of the Siboney American Defense School prior to teaching fifth grade Art in Park Forest’s Sauk Trail school in 1956. While at Park Forest, Ms. Iofallo developed a Gifted Program that was implemented in all seven District 163 schools. In 1990, Ms. Iofallo helped start the Tall Grass Art School. She is active with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, the Illinois Theatre Center acting lessons program, the Center for Performing Arts and College of Education advisory boards at Governors State University. She is also a “friend” of the Steger-South Chicago Heights Library where she teaches Art classes. Ms. Iofallo was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Park Forest Historical Society in 2012.

Congratulations to all members of the new Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at Governors State University. You should be proud of your hard work and accomplishments. Kappa Delta Pi cannot wait to see you at future events throughout the semester.

For photos, visit: 

#KappaDeltaPi  #KDPatGSU

Story written by: Jessica Dunahoo 10.12.17


LIVE on Facebook! SEA & KDP Event today

Education for Sustainability Event – LIVE

Watch our event today from 3-5pm (CST) – LIVE on Facebook!  #HandsOutToBuildUp

Student Education Association at GSU, Facebook Page 

Education for Sustainabilty, PA Event 11.16.17 – SEA & KDP, PSI CHI & Psych Club, vF

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Kappa Delta Pi Installation Ceremony for our new Chapter at GSU – Alpha Iota Alpha

Governors State University has a new chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.  

The Alpha Iota Alpha chapter is preparing for our installation ceremony and first initiation ceremony.  The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 10th at 3:30-5:30pm at Governors State University. 

We are excited to receive the charter for our new chapter, as well as recognize our students at Governors State University who excel scholastically in the field of education!

Kappa Delta Pi is one of the largest and most prestigious educational honor societies, with more than 40,000 members and 600 chapters around the world. To date, more than 1,200,000 educators worldwide have been inducted. Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Margaret Mead are just a few of the historically known members. KDP was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching.

For more information, contact the KDP faculty chair, Dr. Katy E. Hisrich ( or the student President, Jessica Dunahoo (

Additional information can be found on these websites:

SEA & KDP Info Table – September 11-15

Stop by our table during the week to learn more about the Student Education Association (SEA) and Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) honor society.

Student leaders and faculty advisors will be able to provide you with information and handouts, as well as answer any questions you might have.

Monday-Friday, September 11-15, 2017

Various times throughout the day

G building, 2nd floor (near G228)

Flyer – Info Table

To become a member of SEA ($25 cash until Sept 18, $30 credit card online):