Members of Delta Kappa Gamma met recently at the Kent Student Center at Kent State University to induct four new members into the international society of key women educators.
The new members are Abbey Bolton, Pam Herr, Carla Ferrell and Debbie Wade. During the ceremony, each inductee was presented with a pin and a rose, the flower of the society.
The group enjoyed dinner and fellowship prior to the induction ceremony.
The event was coordinated by Donna Crews, president, and Sarah Kaplan, vice president.
In addition, a memorial tribute was conducted to pay homage to Emma Owen, member and former president of Delta Kappa Gamma, who succumbed to cancer earlier this year. Owen had been an educator at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent.
Members who knew Owen shared their own memories of her and reflected on how she had affected their lives, both professionally and personally.
She was remembered as a beloved, tireless and energetic educator who devoted her professional life to her students and colleagues.
Other recent meetings included a fun evening in December at Olive My Heart in Hudson, where members toured and sampled the many olive oils and vinegar pairings the store offers.
The next meeting of DKG will be held Feb. 6 at Roosevelt High School to make cards and fill gift bags for early career teachers.