Chapman University’s Attallah College is thrilled to welcome new initiates to the Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society and introduce the new chapter advisor, Dr. Kristen Doorn, Assistant Professor, at the Spring 2023 Initiation Ceremony.

KDP, founded in 1911, is an international honor society in education representing the top 20% of students entering the field. Chapman University’s Attallah College chapter, Chi Beta, provides excellent opportunities for aspiring educators, school psychologists, counselors, and school personnel to network, collaborate, and engage in philanthropy.

Membership in the society offers numerous benefits, including nationwide networking events, access to career centers, member-only scholarships, and support from the organization and its fellow members in the education field. 

Saba Modaressi, Chapman’s Chi Beta KDP Chapter President, shares, “With this being my third and final year in Kappa Delta Pi, it has been an absolute honor to serve as president and give back to the Chapman community. I am excited to collaborate with our new amazing members and continue to nurture the chapter so that we can inspire each other to promote teacher excellence and advocate for educational equity as a team.”

Attallah College of Educational Studies congratulates the 13 initiates for joining a community of 35,000 peers and more than 700 chapters, making KDP the largest international honor society in education.

“It has been a wonderful experience to join Attallah College’s KDP initiation ceremony this spring,” says Dr. Kristen Doorn, Chapman’s Chi Beta Chapter Advisor. “The pandemic limited our in-person activities on campus, but having the chance to reconnect and recognize our excellent students who are dedicating their time to this society is a great reminder of the value these experiences offer to our university community.”

The Chi Beta chapter of KDP was organized at Chapman University in 1996 and reintroduced itself as an active student organization in 2014. Since then, the chapter has been recognized internationally for its dedication to excellence in all educational careers. The chapter commits itself to educational excellence and strives to maintain the values of Excellence, Integrity, Expertise, Equity, Diversity, and Empathy.

Congratulations to Attallah College’s KDP Chi Beta Chapter initiates:

Janie Batterton

Amanda Dornsife

Lauren Stewart

Erin Elise Simmons

Sydney Pfeifer-Picard

Kathryn Treat

Sydney Scott

Susana Rowe

Jordan Bowles

Amanda Perez

Sarah Sandoval

Emma Broers

Peyton Stryker