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Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education,founded by Dr. William Bagley in 1911 at the University of Illinois, was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The founders chose the name from the Greek words to represent knowledge, duty, and power. Pioneering from its beginning by including women as well as men, Kappa Delta Pi grew from a local chapter to the international organization it is today, comprising 600 chapters and more than 40,000 members.  Santa Clara University is home to the Phi Omega Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi.

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Below, KDP President Isabelle Reitz '22 and Vice-President Bailey Merryman '22 interview two Child Studies alumnae Kit Strong and Emily Fayram, regarding their current careers and advice for CHST students.