Waverly resident Brittany Cowdery, a senior family and consumer sciences major at Harding University, was elected as a national student board member at the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society Leadership Institute and Undergraduate Research Conference in East Lansing, Mich.
The vice president of Harding’s Nu Delta chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, Cowdery will attend national board meetings and will lead the honor society with two other student board members until the next national conference in 2014.
“I am so excited to serve as a student board member for Kappa Omicron Nu,” Cowdery said. “I hope to teach high school for the 2013-14 school year, and being a part of a large community dedicated to leadership, scholarship and research will be a great resource for the FCS courses I plan to be teaching.”
To be eligible for membership in Kappa Omicron Nu, undergraduate students must have declared a major in the human sciences or one of its specializations, have completed 45 semester hours or equivalent, and rank in the top 25 percent of their class.
“The experiences and opportunities provided as a student board member in KON will be beneficial as I work with my students to develop leadership, scholarship and research skills at the high school level,” Cowdery said.
Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas with 6,815 students and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia.