At Opening Convocation on Tuesday, September 4, Aaron Salim Gilani, a sophomore at Hampden-Sydney College, received the Omicron Delta Kappa Award. The ODK Award was established in 1974 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Lambda Circle and has been endowed by generous contributions from ODK alumni. This scholarship is awarded annually to a member of the sophomore class who demonstrated real leadership in his freshman year.
A Patrick Henry Scholar, Aaron is a member of the Student Senate and serves as a Resident Advisor, as Vice-President of Circle K, and as Secretary of the Pre-Health Society. He is a member of the H-SC Acousticals (a cappella group) and the Philanthropy Campaign team. Aaron is a graduate of Cosby High School and is the son of Salim & Meenaz Gilani of Chesterfield.
Barron Frazier Honored by National Honor Society - July 3, 2012
Omicron Delta Kappa, the national honorary society for leadership, has named Steven Barron Frazier, Hampden-Sydney College Class of 2012, ODK National Leader of the Year in Campus Life - Scholarship.
The National Committee for the ΟDΚ Leader of the Year award was authorized by the 1974 National Convention following a recommendation by the National Committee on Scholarship Awards. Each Circle nominates one ODK student member of the year from their Circle to compete for the National Leader of the Year award. Five candidates are recognized, e from each phase of campus life - Scholarship; Athletics; Campus & Community Service; Journalism, Speech & the Mass Media; and Creative & Performing Arts. From those five, a National Leader of the Year is selected.
A Venable Scholar at Hampden-Sydney, Frazier served as President of both Good Men Good Citizens and the President's Men. He planned and organized "Greeks for Green" and the "H-SC Cares for Kids" programs. Frazier is a member of the honorary societies Phi Beta Kappa (academics), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership), and Chi Beta Phi (science) and the Society of '91 (leadership program). At H-SC, he received the Sophomore Academic Excellence Award, the Samuel S. Jones Phi Beta Kappa Award, the Lewis & Nell Drew Student Government Award, and the Anna Carrington Harrison Award for Leadership. He was recognized for student leadership in the 2012 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Graduating summa cum laude with a B.S. in biology and Second Honor, Frazier is the son of Jane Hudgins Frazier of Norfolk and Steven E. Frazier of Chesapeake. He will be attending Eastern Virginia Medical School in the fall.
Osric Forrest Honored by ODK Honor Society - July 3, 2012
Forrest, a Patrick Henry Scholar, graduated summa cum laude with honors in biology and a minor in chemistry. He has served as a Resident Advisor and as a member of the Ethics Bowl team, the President's Men, and the Society of '91 (leadership program). He was President of the H-SC Chapter of Circle K International and an investigator for the Student Court. He is a member of the honor societies Phi Beta Kappa (academics), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership), and Chi Beta Phi (science), as well as the professional scientific fraternity Alpha Chi Sigma. At Final Convocation in April, he received the Hewett Biology Award for service to the Biology Department and outstanding scholarship and, during commencement ceremonies, he received the Samuel S. Jones Phi Beta Kappa Award for his honors thesis in biology entitled, "The Effect of B16-F1 and D5.1G4 Tumor-altered Dendritic Cells on Killer T Cell Activation." Forrest is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Osric W. Forrest of Portmore, Jamaica. He plans to attend Emory University in the fall.
The Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation, Inc. was chartered in 1982 to administer the philanthropic activities of the Omicron Delta Kappa Society, Inc. Its mission is to develop a philanthropic community supporting the leadership programs and capabilities of Omicron Delta Kappa and its members.
The Cohen Citizenship Award is presented annually by the Lambda Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa to a member of the senior class who has demonstrated citizenship and leadership which exemplifies the ideals of Omicron Delta Kappa.
2012 Recipient: Christian W. Yow
Christian played strong safety on the varsity football team and is a member of the Student Investment Group, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Tiger Athletic Club. An economics major, Christian graduated from South County Secondary School.
The award was presented to Christian (left) by Barron Frazier '12, President of the Lambda Circle.