Colorado Christian University (CCU) was recently presented the Circle of
Distinction Award from national leadership honor society Omicron Delta
Kappa. The commendation recognized CCU for exemplary achievement in the
areas of scholarship and leadership during the 2005-2006 academic year.Omicron Delta Kappa Society, Inc.
was founded in 1914 by student and faculty leaders at Washington and
Lee University in Lexington, Virginia; in 1992, the honor society was
officially merged as Omicron Delta Kappa Society, Inc. Society chapters,
known as Circles, are located at college campuses across the United
States. Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes achievement in the areas of
scholarship; athletics; campus/community service, social/religious
activities, and campus government; journalism, speech, and mass media;
and creative and performing arts.
The 2005-2006 award criterion and recipients were personally determined
by the executive director of Omicron Delta Kappa. Among the 308
participating Circles in the Society, CCU is one of only 20 that were
given this formal recognition.
"Our students are making a global difference in part through the
lifelong practice of knowledge and character development," stated CCU
President Bill Armstrong. "Our university is honored to receive this
award on their behalf."
Historic members of Omicron Delta Kappa have included former president
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Walter Cronkite, and retired NASA astronaut F.