Press Release 2007

Nine Students Inducted into Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society

Nine students at Missouri State University were initiated as charter members of Delta Alpha Pi, an international honor society for students with disabilities. Missouri State's group, sponsored by the office of disability services, is the seventh chapter established worldwide and the only chapter in Missouri.

"I have very high expectations for this organization," said Katheryne Staeger-Wilson, director of disability services and advisor of Missouri State's chapter of Delta Alpha Pi. "The new student initiates are strong scholars, leaders, and advocates. Many people in the disability field are moving to change how we perceive disability, how we think about disability, how we do things in our society regarding disability. I see these new Delta Alphs Pi members being a part of creating this change and incorporating universal design principles on our campus and the surrounding community."

The first Delta Alpha Pi Chapter was originated by Dr. Edith Miller at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in April 2004. To become a member of the organization, a student must meet a list of established criteria, including maintaining a high cumulative GPA and demonstrating interest in disability issues.

For more information, contact Katheryne Staeger-Wilson at 417-836-4192