The end of the academic year brings a lot of activity, including year end celebrations and awards. It’s also a time of transition, as outgoing student leaders make way for a new crop of leaders.
Following ODK Sigma Circle Officers elections, the newly elected board met with outgoing board members for a passing of the torch.
They met on May 8 to discuss their roles on the board and how they could best serve members and alumni of the ODK Sigma Circle in the upcoming academic year. Outgoing board members, along with Circle Coordinator, Brooke Supple, and Faculty Advisor, Dean Chang, were on hand to give them some advice and to wish them well with their new events and initiatives.
Congratulations and welcome to the incoming board members: Dan Alpert, Maria Cortes, Jacq Deprey, Alex Kahn, Julia Novick, David Polefrone, David Rekhtman, Christine Rhee, Doron Tadmor
And, of course, thank you to our outgoing board members for all of your hard work this past year: Elizabeth Arentz, Katie Bemb, Alix Gilbert, Sarah Joseph, Kevin Li, Jeff O’Neal, Ari Riske, and Maria Viera Cuellar.
At our final General Body Meeting of the Spring semester, ODK Sigma Circle members elected the new officers for the upcoming academic year.
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 ODK Officers!!
Doron Tadmor, President Jacq Deprey, Vice President Maria Cortes, Alumni & Member Engagement Dan Alpert, Philanthropy & Community Service Julia Novick, Events & Lectures Chair Christine Rhee, Membership & Induction David Polefrone, Public Relations Alex Kahn, Digital Communications Chair David Rekhtman, Historian
ODK Sigma Circle would like to thank our outgoing officers for their service the past year.
Jeff O’Neal, Elizabeth Arentz, Kevin Li, Ari Riske, Alix Gilbert, Maria Viera Cuellar, Katie Bemb, Sarah Joseph
After 20 years of Fun at the Fountain, ODK is still going strong at Maryland’s annual community open house. Maryland Day is a festive, full-day showcase of all of the things that make UMD so wonderful. And when guests set foot on McKeldin Mall, they’re greeted by thousands of colorful turtles floating in the ODK Fountain.
It’s an annual tradition met with joy and excitement by family and friends in our community. Occasionally, though, it’s not so joyful for the parents of our littlest Terps when they “accidentally” fall in to the Fountain. Everyone still manages to have a good time regardless.
Thanks, as always, to our good friends and members of ODK, Bob and Sue Goldberg, and the National Association of Realtors for donating the red and gold turtles for our event.
And, thanks to everyone who stopped by to enjoy Fun at the Fountain on Maryland Day!
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Omicron Delta Kappa encourages freshmen and sophomores to strengthen their leadership skills by recognizing their achievement on campus. Students are encouraged to apply for the ODK Top Ten Freshmen and Sophomore Leader of the Year Awards. Applications must be completed by Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM.
At the first ODK General Body Meeting of the Spring 2019 Semester, Sigma Circle will be selecting the Col. J. Logan Schutz Omicron Delta Kappa Leader of the Year. To be considered for this honor, we ask that you submit a letter to the General Body explaining why you should be selected to represent the ODK Sigma Circle as our Leader of the Year.
Letters should be 1-2 pages in length and must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 27th, 2019. In the heading of the letter, please include your name, major, and anticipated graduation date.
The letter will be shared with the ODK General Body for review prior to the first General Body Meeting. At the meeting, award applicants will be asked to speak briefly on why they should be selected as the Col. J. Logan Schutz Omicron Delta Kappa Leader of the Year.
If an applicant cannot attend the meeting, a current member may read a prepared statement on their behalf.
Only current ODK members who are present at the General Body Meeting may vote. There will be no absentee voting.
The recipient of this award will be recognized at the annual University Awards Banquet on Sunday, May 5th with a commemorative trophy and a $1,000 cash prize. This prize is supported by a generous donation from Col. J. Logan Schutz, who served as President of the Sigma Circle in 1937-38 and continued as an active member and significant supporter of the programs of the Circle until his death in 2013. The recipient will have his or her name engraved on the Wall of Honor in the Stamp Student Union. The recipient will then be nominated by the Sigma Circle for consideration as the ODK National Leader of the Year.
Following ODK Sigma Circle Officers elections on Tuesday, May 1, the newly elected board met with outgoing board members for a passing of the torch.
They met on May 8 to discuss their roles on the board and how they could best serve members and alumni of the ODK Sigma Circle for 2018-2019. Outgoing board members were on hand to give them some advice and to wish them well with their new events and initiatives.
Circle Coordinator, Dr. Brooke Supple, was on hand to help install the new officers and, of course, to give them donuts as they learned what being a board member was all about.
Congratulations and welcome to the incoming board members: Elizabeth Arentz , Katie Bemb , Jacqueline Deprey, Sarah Joseph, Kevin Li , Jeff O’Neal, Doron Tadmor, and Maria Viera Cuellar.
And, of course, thank you to our outgoing board members for all of your hard work this past year: Uva Dayalan, Sam Koralnik, Samantha Levy, Trey Mason, Uday Misra, David Niezelski, Matthew Swetz, Rick Tagne Teta, Cece Ukejianya, Jacob Veitch, Ivy Xia, Jessica Yau.
On Sunday, May 6, the University of Maryland honored outstanding student leaders on campus with during the 37th Annual University Student Leadership Awards Banquet.
We’d like to congratulate all of our award winners for their outstanding contributions to the campus community. ODK Sigma Circle members are highlighted in bold.
ADELE H. STAMP MEMORIAL AWARD
BYRD & ELKINS FINALISTS AND MEMBERS OF THE MARYLAND MEDALLION SOCIETY
Tamara Adams Nicholas Agyevi Armahh Sofia Alsamadi Sade Ayinde
Max Balagtas-Badoy Ja’Nya Banks Kristen Confroy Harriet Dadzie Maya Deane-Polyak Hope Goodman Kevin Halliday Samuel Koralnik Uday Misra Chris Ricigliano Dana Rodriguez Kathryn Shannon Cece Ukejianya Jacob Veitch Samantha Waldenberg Jessica Yau
H. C. BYRD AWARD Jacob Veitch
SALLY STERLING BYRD AWARD Kristen Confroy
WILSON H. ELKINS AWARD Dana Rodriguez
CAMILLE K. RAJPAT MEMORIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY STUDENT JUDICIARY Dylan Cattie
CHRISTOPHER CAREY CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
Juan Jose Bravo Romo
COL. J. LOGAN SCHUTZ ODK LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD Jacob Veitch
GREEK LEADER OF THE YEAR
JAMES H. KEHOE & ETHEL KESLER AWARD
JAMES OTIS WILLIAMS CULTURAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
Trey Austin Huff
JOHN B. SLAUGHTER OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD
Tiffany Amber Blossom
KIRWAN AWARD Olivia Delaplaine
LA RAZA UNIDA AWARD
LORDE – O’LEARY AWARD
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE AWARD Ja’Nya Banks
MILDRED & RICHARD LOVING AWARD
ODK TOP TEN FRESHMEN
ODK SOPHOMORE LEADER OF THE YEAR Nikhil Modi
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY MEMBER AWARD
RESIDENT ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR AWARD
SARAH WINNEMUCCA AWARD
SPIRIT OF MARYLAND AWARDS Jane Lyons Chetachi Ukejianya
STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Daniel Morris Megan Whittle
THE WILLIAM L. THOMAS STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION AWARD Alia Abdelkader
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND GRADUATE STUDENT DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD