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New Members Inducted during Fall Membership Meeting  

By Zeni Colorado

On Thursday, September 15, 2011, the Flint Hills Chapter of PDK held its full membership meeting at the Emporia Country Club in Emporia, KS. The full membership meeting was the first the chapter has held in recent years. Business included giving members an update on new events, member recruiting efforts, and a review of the theme and goals set for the year.

After business was completed, the Flint Hills Chapter inducted two new members, Dustin Burgardt and Andrew Smith. Dustin Burgardt joins the chapter as an undergraduate member and is currently majoring in Physics at Emporia State University, and plans to teach at the secondary level. Dr. Andrew Smith is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University. He is also the Coordinator of the School Library Media program. Other new members include Dr. Edward Church from the Department of School Leadership and Middle/Secondary Education and Dr. Roger Caswell, Director of the Great Plains Center for National Board Certification. Please welcome these new members to the chapter!

After the induction ceremony, some members stayed to enjoy dinner at the country club restaurant. A spring membership meeting date and time will be announced soon.

Inductees, Dustin Burgardt and Andrew Smith


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