Omicron Delta Kappa celebrates Danbury native Jonah Gosnay as Circle President
Jonah Gosnay, originally from Danbury, is now president of the Southern Connecticut State University Circle (chapter) of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society.
Students who serve as circle presidents are leaders among leaders. Members of ODK must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate/professional students in the top 35% of their class and adhere to the ideals of the Society. They must also demonstrate leadership experience in at least one of the five pillars of campus life celebrated by ODK: Academics and Research, Athletics, Campus and Community Service, Communications, and Creative and Performing Arts. Less than five percent of a campus’ students are invited to join each year.
Company Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded in Lexington, Virginia on December 3, 1914. A group of 15 students and faculty members established the Society to recognize and encourage leadership at the college level. The Founders established the ODK Idea – the concept that individuals representing all phases of college life should collaborate with faculty and others to support the campus and community. ODK’s mission is to honor and develop leaders; encourage collaboration between students, faculty, staff and alumni; and promote ODK’s leadership values of collaboration, inclusiveness, integrity, scholarship, and service on college and university campuses across North America. The Company’s national headquarters are located in Lexington, Virginia.