DALLAS TWP., Pa. – The Misericordia University Department of Teacher Education recently inducted 18 students into the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education during an induction ceremony in Mercy Hall.

Founded in 1911, the honor society fosters excellence in education and promotes fellowship among those who are dedicated to teaching. Its mission is to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership and service.

To be eligible for membership, teacher education majors at Misericordia University must be in their junior or senior year, have been on the dean’s list at least twice, have a current overall grade point average of at least 3.4, and be active in professional activities.

Teacher education students inducted into Kappa Delta Pi are Deanna Noonan, Baldwin, New York; Rachel Polacheck, Exeter; Shea Matta, Green Village, New Jersey; Jessica McDonough, Union, New Jersey; Brook Moyle, Stewartsville, New Jersey; Katelyn Maffei, Danville; Juliana Cofrancesco, Branford, Connecticut; Tara Malara, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey; Amanda Rackliff, North Granby, Connecticut; Lindsay Kane, Nanticoke; Chloe Ruckle, Plymouth; Kayla Radle, Exeter; Lauren Balogh, Drums; Rebecca Kaschak, West Hazleton; Allison McElheran, Watertown, New York; Cassy Silveri, Plains Twp.; Katelynn Taylor Clifford Twp., and Cassidy Boston, Berwick.

For more information about the teacher education program at Misericordia University, please call 570-674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu/education. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 56 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Colleges. The Princeton Review recognizes MU as a 2019 Best Northeastern College and Money Magazine includes Misericordia in its 2018-19 “Best Colleges” list.