OSU’s Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society Chapter Inducts 27 New Members

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

OSU’s Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony November 11th in the Wes Watkins Center. Twenty-five OSU candidates and two honorary candidates – community members Sylvia Duncan and Robert Burk – were selected for membership. Dr. Barbara Stoecker, 2008 recipient of OSU’s International Education Faculty Excellence Award delivered the keynote address. Her address outlined the development and anticipated outcomes of USAID’s newly established Consortium of African and US Educators (CAUSE), of which OSU is a member. OSU Phi Beta Delta Chapter President Dr. Shida Henneberry delivered the statement of induction, and Provost Marlene Strathe conferred the Phi Beta Delta medallions and offered closing remarks.

Presenters & Inductees into OSU’s Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta International 
Honor Society. Dr. Shida Henneberry (front row, second from left), chapter president, 
inducted this year’s 27 new members.
Presenters & Inductees into OSU’s Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society. Dr. Shida Henneberry (front row, second from left), chapter president, inducted this year’s 27 new members.
Almost fifty people attended this year’s induction ceremony and reception. Dr. Barbara 
Stoecker (seated, bottom right), nutrition professor in the College of Human Environmental 
Sciences, delivered this year’s keynote address.
Almost fifty people attended this year’s induction ceremony and reception. Dr. Barbara Stoecker (seated, bottom right), nutrition professor in the College of Human Environmental Sciences, delivered this year’s keynote address.
Dr. Shida Henneberry, OSU Phi Beta Delta Chapter president and international agriculture 
professor in the College Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, welcomes those 
in attendance.
Dr. Shida Henneberry, OSU Phi Beta Delta Chapter president and international agriculture professor in the College Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, welcomes those in attendance.
Hope Ray, OSU Phi Beta Delta Chapter secretary, gives the history of Phi Beta Delta.
Hope Ray, OSU Phi Beta Delta Chapter secretary, gives the history of Phi Beta Delta.
Community members, Sylvia Duncan and Bob Burk, were selected as this year’s honorary 
inductees for their extensive international work. Pictured (l-r): Dr. Marlene Strathe 
(OSU Provost), Duncan, Burk and Tim Huff (OSU Phi Beta Delta Chapter treasurer and 
manager of OSU’s International Students & Scholars Office).
Community members, Sylvia Duncan and Bob Burk, were selected as this year’s honorary inductees for their extensive international work. Pictured (l-r): Dr. Marlene Strathe (OSU Provost), Duncan, Burk and Tim Huff (OSU Phi Beta Delta Chapter treasurer and manager of OSU’s International Students & Scholars Office).
This year’s twenty-five university members and two honorary members stand to be inducted.
This year’s twenty-five university members and two honorary members stand to be inducted.