Education majors honored at Abington

Abington education honor students

Penn State Abington education honor society members.

Credit: Regina Broscius

ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington faculty last night initiated 16 elementary and early childhood education majors into the the Alpha Eta Lambda Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.

The juniors join a community of diverse educators committed to improving education for global citizenship.

Penn State Abington education major

Judy Endicott, a distinguished reading specialist, gave the keynote address.

Credit: Regina Broscius

Judy Endicott, the keynote speaker at the ceremony, shared lessons she learned throughout her distinguished career as a reading specialist:

  • "Effective teachers respect their learners. People know when you respect them. Kids can't define the word, but they know when you are interested in them. Your actions, your intonations, your body language. Teaching is so much more than handing off knowledge."
  • "One of the greatest joys is asking a student, 'How did you come up with this answer?' And when you find that thread it's magical."
  • "Never underestimate how powerful you are as a role model."

The KPD honor society counts about 45,000 members worldwide. Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Margaret Mead are among the most well-known members.


Penn State Abington, formerly the Ogontz campus, offers baccalaureate degrees in 18 majors at its suburban location just north of Philadelphia. Nearly half of our 4,000 students complete all four years at Abington, with opportunities in undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more. The Lions Gate residence hall will open in August 2017.