Eli Whaley was recently initiated into the Troy University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society.
A 2020 graduate of Franklin County High school, Whaley, son of Lorne and Cheryl Whaley, of Carrabelle, also has been named to the Chancellor’s List at Troy University for the Fall Semester/Term 2 of the 2022-23 academic year.
The Chancellor’s List honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a grade point average of 4.0.
The Troy University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa welcomed 646 new initiates from 23 universities during December 2022. Students initiated into this National Leadership Honor Society must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate/professional students in the top 35% of their class; demonstrate leadership experience in at least one of the five pillars; and embrace the ODK ideals. Fewer than 5 percent of students on a campus are invited to join each year.
Omicron Delta Kappa Society, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded in Lexington, Virginia, on Dec. 3, 1914. A group of 15 students and faculty members established the Society to recognize and encourage leadership at the collegiate level. The founders established the ODK Idea-the concept that individuals representing all phases of collegiate life should collaborate with faculty and others to support the campus and community. ODK’s mission is to honor and develop leaders; encourage collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and alumni; and promote ODK’s leadership values of collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, scholarship, and service on college and university campuses throughout North America.
Troy University is a public, historic, international university with 22,500 students and 154,000 alumni. Students on the Troy, Ala. campus enjoy a traditional college experience, while adult students are the centers of attention at campuses in Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City, Ala., as well as at locations around the world and online.