Drury student earns award from an International Honor Society

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., August 20, 2013 — Drury senior education major Erica Hankison has been awarded a scholarship from Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education. Hankison earned the $500 Harold D. Drummond scholarship for undergraduate students in education.

Erica Hankison

According to KDP, the scholarship is based on transcript review, a student’s involvement in KDP and a written essay. A review committee evaluated the scholarship applications from around the country. Hankison is the first Drury student to receive this award.

“I’d never entered big, national scholarship contests before, but I recently learned about scholarship opportunities through KDP and applied. I was very happy and honored to learn that I had won,” said Hankison.

Hankison is a 2010 graduate of Nixa High School. She will finish up her final semester of classes at Drury this fall and complete her student teaching in the spring of 2014. Upon graduation in May 2014, Hankison says she hopes to find a job in elementary education in southwest Missouri.

Founded in 1911, Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is a dynamic learning community that recognizes and enhances growth in scholars and leaders. The Society’s vision is advanced through:

  • Recognizing and confirming the status of scholars and educators to achieve and sustain preeminence in teaching, scholarship, and service;
  • Focusing on effectively addressing the needs of members through the phases of their careers as scholars and educators; and
  • Providing an energetic, diverse learning community that enhances professional growth through high-quality programs, services, and products.