Professor is elected national vice president of honor society and local chapter is recognized

August 8, 2016, in Latest News, Religious Studies

Bruce Forbes, professor and chair of religious studies and the faculty adviser of the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) honor society at Morningside College, recently was elected national vice president of ODK and the local organization was honored at the ODK national convention in Greater Grand Rapids, Mich.

ODK is a leadership honor society that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character. ODK has about 300 circles – or chapters – nationally.

For the last four years, Forbes has served on the ODK National Advisory Council, a panel of representatives providing feedback to the organization’s board of directors. For the last two years, he has been the national advisory council chair. Now he is vice president of the board of directors.

Also at the meeting, ODK recognized outstanding circles across the nation. Morningside was one of only 16 circles to receive the top award, the Presidential Award of Excellence.

The ODK circle at Morningside is in charge of the Into the Streets campuswide service day, a faculty appreciation dinner, a dean’s list recognition reception and the honors convocation.