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W&L Welcomes ODK's Convention, Centennial Celebration June 11-15

Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society founded at Washington and Lee in 1914, returns home to Lexington June 11-15 for its 48th Biennial Convention and Centennial Celebration.

A highlight of the four days of leadership training, guest speakers, business sessions and fun activities will be the official dedication of ODK’s national headquarters building in Lexington’s former train station, on June 14 at 11 a.m.

W&L was instrumental in persuading the national organization to establish a headquarters at the building; it sold it to ODK and held the mortgage. Five years later, Washington and Lee donors to ODK have been joined by other supporters in raising the funds to pay off the debt. The last payment will be made at the dedication.

ODK had no permanent headquarters before settling in Lexington.

“As the founding university of ODK, Washington and Lee is proud to have the national leadership honor society make its headquarters back home in Lexington,” said W&L President Ken Ruscio, a former national president of ODK.

For the complete schedule of the ODK National Convention, visit www.odk100.org/schedule-of-events.html.