Pi Sigma of Kappa Delta Pi is composed of members that are active in their university, churches, and communities. As a Chapter that confers distinction of honor on individuals who meet our membership requirements, so Pi Sigma also confers the distinction of honor on members who have performed exceptional service to the Chapter, Liberty University, a local church or the community. Member recognition also includes superior academic work that should be distinguished and rewarded by the Chapter.
A Sincere Congratulations to all those persons listed below!
Kappa Delta Pi member Chuck Friese was born in Chambersburg, PA and is a senior Math Major. His interests include playing his trombone, participating in sports and consuming fine cuisines. Chuck earned the Barlow Scholarship from Liberty University in April of 2003 for his exemplary work in a high need area. His letters of recommendation for the award not only commended him for his academic achievement, but they also noted his commitment to serve. From fall of 2002 to Spring of 2003, Chuck served as the president of the "Spirit of the Mountain" Marching Band at Liberty University. In the future, Chuck hopes to teach at the secondary level while continuing his own education. Subsequently, Chuck hopes to serve as an administrator in a school system. He is scheduled to Student Teach in Fall of 2004.
Kappa Delta Pi member and officer Estela Altamirano is a senior Math major from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She enjoys spending time with her friends, reading books, especially those by Max Lucado and she is interested in global missions. Estela earned the Barlow Scholarship from Liberty University in April of 2003 for her outstanding academic work in a high need area and her ability to teach bilingually. In Estela's letters of recommendation, she was commended for her service to Liberty University, her community and church. Estela serves in the Teacher Education Department and she is also the Secretary for Kappa Delta Pi. In the future, Estela hopes to teach math at the secondary level while working on a Master's degree in Counseling. Estela will be Student Teaching in the Spring of 2004.
Maria Childress is an Elementary Education major who is currently student teaching in Lynchburg city. She was born in Amarillo, Texas, but grew up in Mexico and now resides in Lynchburg with her husband. Maria enjoys cooking, playing board games, watching reality shows, cross stitching and reading Christian fiction. Maria has served as an officer in Kappa Delta Pi since 2001. She has served as historian and secretary; she is currently the Vice-President. As the top student from Liberty University receiving the Virginia Teacher Scholarship/Loan Program, she was nominated and chosen to receive the Commonwealth Scholar award. Maria hopes to teach in a public school and eventually pursue graduate work. She wants to use her classroom to reach students, parents and colleagues with a message of hope: "I fully believe that God will equip me to do His will and I will succeed if I put Him first in all I do."Nominate a Member for Recognition