Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

Hannesdóttir: Europe's First Achievement Award Recipient

Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

Hannesdóttir: Europe's First Achievement Award Recipient

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Each year The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recognizes one member for distinguished service to the Society. From recommendations submitted by members, chapters, or state organizations, the International Executive Board selects a member for this honor. The symbol of this honor is a gold medallion presented to the recipient. The first medallion for the International Achievement Award was given in 1933 to Dr. Annie Webb Blanton; the most recent award was presented at the Europe Regional Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Dr. Sigrún Klara Hannesdóttir, 2012-2014 Ad Hoc Election Process Committee member; 2013-2014 Educational Foundation Liaison; and 2010-2014 member of the Editorial Board, is the first European and the 81st recipient of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Achievement Award. A DKG World Fellowship recipient prior to her initiation into the Society in 1975, Hannesdóttir was a founder of the Iceland State Organization and served in a variety of positions at the chapter, state organization, regional, and international levels.

Subsequent to receiving an international scholarship in 1982, Hannesdóttir served as Chair of the World Fellowship Committee (1998-2000), a keynote speaker at the 2000 International Convention in Toronto, an International Speaker to Wyoming (2000), a member of the International Leadership Development Committee (2000-2002), Europe Regional Director (2002-2004), and International Second Vice President (2008-2010). …

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