Gayle Hammons Golden Gift
Gayle Hammons, Adjunct Faculty in the English Department for the Sitka Campus, has been awarded the Golden Gift, from Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, which now has 17 member countries.
"The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International" is a professional honorary society of women educators. The Society promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education. Established in 1929, Delta Kappa Gamma has attained major objectives in improving opportunities for qualified women employed at every level of education as well as in advancing the status of women educators.
Membership is by invitation and is extended to those women educators whose distinguished contributions and achievements in the field of education and to their communities are identified as outstanding.
Every two years, the society offers the Golden Gift Leadership Management Seminar, a leadership/ management/communications two-week training seminar, and interested members must apply for one of 30 spots available. Consideration is based on experience, awards, society and community involvement, and society and community leadership. Two recommendations are necessary, and a personal essay is also required.
This is one of the most sought-after scholarships in the Society, and participants are pledging a life-time commitment to the Society with acceptance of this scholarship/gift. It is worth about $5000, as all travel, housing, and meals are provided to the lucky 30 women. The seminar will be held in Austin, Texas, the home of the Society, for two weeks beginning at the end of June, before the International Convention, to be held in Spokane, Washington this year. Gayle has been a member of Iota Chapter in Sitka since 1995.