In 1911, Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) was founded as an international honor society in education recognizing the outstanding scholarly contributions and scholastic achievements of its members. In addition, KDP fosters excellence in teaching and education, as well as service to those dedicated to the profession throughout the world. Starting with local chapters, KDP have grown to include over 1.2 million members in multiple countries. KDP offers its members access to webinars, conferences, research, workshops, job opportunities and other networking opportunities with like-minded educational leaders as you.

Walden University was accepted into this prestigious honor society in 2008; Heidi Magoon Connor, as a Walden student and part of her Ph.D. in Education studies, founded Walden University’s Alpha Epsilon Xi (AEX) Chapter of KDP. Tragically, Heidi passed in 2011 before recognizing the full benefits of her impact and Global Service.

“From the first time I met Heidi at a residency in Denver, I was impressed by her ‘always on’ can-do energy,” says Dr. Daniel W. Salter, Connor’s first mentor at Walden and now the director of strategic research initiatives at the Center for Research Support at The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. “Only later did I begin to see her tenaciousness and fortitude, too. She genuinely cared about her students and sought to grow as a scholar to support their learning process. Education has lost a bright star, but her legacy will live on in the gift of Kappa Delta Pi at Walden.”

Heidi also served as the first AEX president of Walden University’s Kappa Delta Pi chapter; she stated, “Involvement in Kappa Delta Pi has helped me take risks and expand my horizons as a leader in education while acting as a mentor to students who will be tomorrow’s teachers. I want to continue to show teachers that learning is a lifelong adventure where growth happens on a daily basis.”

Join Walden’s Alpha Epsilon Xi Chapter of KDP and be a part of an international honor society to honor your achievements and to reach your potential. Help her bright star live on … and further your professional legacy. For more information or to join AEX’s Chapter of KDP today, please go to https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/student-organizations/kappa-delta-pi.

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