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ODK honor society initiates new members

By November 17, 2023Students

CLEVELAND, Miss. — The Delta State University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) held its fall 2023 initiation in Sillers Chapel recently, inducting seven new members. ODK is a national leadership honor society that recognizes and encourages collaboration among collegiate leaders. Delta State’s Circle of ODK was founded in 1967 and formally installed on May 23, 1971.

Initiate Michelle Fisackerly said, “I am honored to be inducted into ODK. Embracing the initiation into such a prestigious honor society, as a graduate student and high school teacher, means embracing the responsibility to lead by example, both inside and outside the classroom. As a high school teacher, I am constantly pushing my kids to be their best and never settle for mediocrity. I am proud to get to share with them this honor and show them that life-long learning is essential for growth in any area they want to pursue.”

According to their website, ODK seeks to identify, celebrate, and engage collegiate and community leaders from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations. Members enjoy scholarship opportunities, leadership development programs, access to a national network, and more.

New member Geoff Latham said, “Being initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa is powerfully rewarding because it signifies a commitment to service and leadership that upholds and uplifts the very best in collegiate and community life. It is a tremendous honor and I look forward to collaborating with other members for great things to come in the future.”

The new members of ODK are:

  • Anna Counts, Oxford – senior, Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Michelle Fisackerly, Vicksburg – graduate student, Educational Specialist
  • Luke Kennedy, Cherry Valley, Ark. – junior, Flight Operations / Aviation Management
  • Alyssa Landrum, Nesbit – junior, Elementary Education / Psychology
  • Geoffrey Latham, Cleveland – graduate student, Art
  • Aubrey Norris, Cleveland – junior, Biochemistry
  • Alexander Threadgill, Tillatoba – junior, Nursing

For more information about Omicron Delta Kappa, visit their website at For more information about Delta State University, or to apply, visit