April 17, 2024

The Lambda Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) initiated 11 students, five resident members, and two honoris causa members in its centennial ceremony at College Church on April 12, 2024.

Omicron Delta Kappa centennial museum displayFounded on April 12, 1924, Hampden-Sydney's chapter of ODK—a national leadership honor society for college men and women—recently celebrated its 100th anniversary on the Hill. Dedicated to recognizing academic achievement and service to the community, membership in ODK symbolizes the highest distinction and honor. It is based on an individual's impact as a campus leader, striving to enhance campus life and uphold high standards across all activities.

"The Lambda Circle has served Hampden-Sydney for 100 years through the recognition of exceptional leadership and service in our community,” says Circle Coordinator Dr. Michael Wolyniak. “By doing this, the society serves as both an example to which Hampden-Sydney community members can strive and a source for service from the Lambda Circle to the Hampden-Sydney and Farmville communities.”

With a rich history of academic distinction and community engagement, Hampden-Sydney's chapter of ODK stands as a beacon of leadership and service. As it enters its second century, the chapter remains dedicated to upholding the values of scholarship, leadership, and service. Through its ongoing efforts, it continues to inspire and empower students to make meaningful contributions to their communities and beyond.

Omicron Delta Kappa Centennial initiates in front of College ChurchPictured left to right:
Bottom row: Drew Duffy ’24, Drake James ’24, Adam Brazil ’25, Evin Burton ’25, Pierce Gemborys ’25, Charles Adams ’25, Andrew Blankenship ’25
Middle row: Vinton Bruton IV, Peter Smith ’24, Katherine Weese, Dorian Green ’24, William Gillen, Katherine Lynch, Brian Vincent, Kerry Mossler
Top row: Josiah Hardy ’24, Carter Spawn ’24, President Larry Stimpert

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