MONTGOMERY – The Zeta Gamma Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi international honor society in education has presented Troy University’s Dr. Len Kitchens with the 2009 Outstanding Professional Award.
Kitchens is the associate dean of the College Education at the Montgomery Campus. The award was presented during the ninth annual Education Recognition Banquet in Troy on Tuesday, March 24.
Kitchens said she was overwhelmed to receive the award.
“I love working with the College of Education and have been fortunate to work with wonderful people,” Kitchens said. “When your peers say ‘thank you’ like this, it is very touching.”
Kitchens has worked at the Montgomery Campus since 1989.
She was selected because of her contributions to the successful growth of TROY’s education programs at all campuses, said Holly Moore, chapter president.
Montgomery Campus Vice Chancellor Ray White said Kitchens has been a mentor and role model for many at the campus.
“I have observed her traits of humility, dignity, grace and patience, and hopefully, some of these have rubbed off on me,” White said.
Kappa Delta Pi is the only education honor society that represents all facets of the education profession for undergraduates, graduate/doctoral students, K–12 teachers, administrators, university faculty and retirees. There are more than 500 chapters in North America.