Ellington honors Phi Delta Kappa’s ties to Bloomington

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, May 25, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 25, 2017) — State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) honored Phi Delta Kappa International Wednesday with a resolution for its many contributions to the community for more than a century.

Phi Delta Kappa International’s founding chapter was organized at Indiana University in 1906, serving graduate students and undergraduates in the field of education. In 1954, the organization moved its headquarters from Homewood, Illinois, to Bloomington.

“The organization has such a rich history within our community,” Ellington said. “They have helped instill a great work ethic in our teachers based on their three tenets – leadership, research and service. I have a great respect for the education profession and would like to thank Phi Delta Kappa for all they have done for Indiana.”

Phi Delta Kappa International has published a national magazine, Phi Delta Kappan, for over 100 years that focuses on classroom practice, policy, research, professional issues and innovations in education. The organization continues as the umbrella organization for Pi Lambda Theta, a collegiate honor society for education students and Educators Rising, formerly Educators Association.

The association maintains its presence in Bloomington with its members services office on West Eighth Street. To learn more about Phi Delta Kappa, visit pdkintl.org.


Rep. Jeff Ellington represents House District 62, which includes

portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.

A high-resolution photo of Ellington can be downloaded by clicking here. 


THANKING PHI DELTA KAPPA: State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) presents a resolution to representatives of Phi Delta Kappa International Wednesday in the lieutenant governor’s office at the Indiana Statehouse. Those participating in the presentation were, from left, Administrative Assistant Leslie Mefford, Past Board Chair Jim Fogarty, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Ellington, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Joshua P. Starr, Immediate Past Board Chair Dr. Patricia Williams, Operations Manager Debbie Webb and Chief Operating Officer Albert Chen.