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St. Kitts Senior Named Circle Leader of the Year

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ She might be considered an over-achiever. Azilla Clark, a senior social work and political science major from St. Kitts, was recently named Omicron Delta Kappa's Circle Leader of the Year at the State University of New York College Plattsburgh. She'll now go on to compete for the Province Leader of the Year, and if she succeeds, it's on to compete for the ODK National Circle Leader honor.

Azilla Clark "It was a great honor to be recognized," said Clark, who plans to graduate a year from May and go on to graduate school. "It's a resume builder. The highly recognized honor will show future employers and graduate schools that I was involved on campus and just didn't take classes and study all the time."

Clark is a second semester resident assistant in Whiteface Hall and the vice president of organizations for the Student Association. She is also a member of Phi Eta Sigma, the freshman honor society; Phi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society; Phi Kappa Phi, the all-academic honor society; as well as ODK, the national leadership honor society.

"A good leader involves others," said Clark. "You're only as good as the persons around you. You have to delegate and give others an opportunity to shine."


The Omicron Delta Kappa Society is the national leadership honor society for college students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character. Membership in ODK is a mark of the highest distinction and honor.

The honor society was founded Dec. 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., by 15 student and faculty leaders. ODK was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship.
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