May 19, 2021
Thirty-two St. Bonaventure University students who earned graduate and undergraduate degrees this year were inducted into the university’s Xi Nu chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, in a virtual ceremony held
With more than 1.2 million members, Kappa Delta Pi advocates leadership, service and scholarship while providing its members with a network of support throughout their careers. Membership is determined by academic performance and service.
St. Bonaventure’s Xi Nu chapter works to promote education and support teachers in the Olean area by collecting classroom supplies for students and teachers. Other projects have included preschool literacy activities, a Books for Babes project,
and a Halloween “Trunk of Treat” event in which young children and their families engage in a variety of hands-on activities.
Presiding at the induction ceremony were Dr. Lisa Buenaventura, dean of the School of Education; Dr. Pamina Abkowitz and Dr. Kathryn Andrews, assistant professors of childhood education; Elizabeth Cashing, adjunct instructor in the adolescence education
and educational studies programs, as well as student teacher supervisor; and Molly Pra Sisto, a graduate assistant in the School of Education and Kappa Delta Pi member who earned her master’s degree in inclusive special education this year.
This year’s inductees include:
About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and
citizenship. In 2020, St. Bonaventure was named the #2 regional university value in New York and #3 in the North by U.S. News and World Report.