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W&L Alumnus Honored by ODK

Joe Landry, a 2013 graduate of Washington and Lee, is one of 20 winners of Omicron Delta Kappa’s 2013 Foundation Scholarships.

Now in his first year at Columbia Law School, Joe was a summa cum laude graduate in history. In addition to ODK, he belonged to Phi Beta Kappa.

Joe spent this past summer after graduation in Boston, working as a legislative and political intern with the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.

“Everyone in the Alpha Circle is proud that Joe has been selected for this honor,” said Linda Hooks, professor of economics at W&L and faculty advisor to ODK. “It’s a very competitive award, and Joe is certainly a deserving recipient. He was vice president of the Alpha Circle and organized the initiation ceremonies with style.”

Earlier ODK named one of Joe’s 2013 classmates, Wayde Marsh, as its National Leader of the Year.

The Alpha Circle also won recognition from the national organization this year as one of a dozen college chapters to win a Superior classification in the Circle Recognition Awards.

ODK, the national leadership honor society that was founded at W&L, is now headquartered in Lexington. It is preparing to observe its 100th anniversary in 2014.

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