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Roberta Crawford, inducted into three Honor Societies

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:53 am

Roberta Crawford is currently completing her PHD in early childhood education at the University of Missouri. She has been the director of six early childhood centers and published six books in her field of work. She is a consultant for faith-based preschool and daycare programs and has done consulting work in 14 states. She is a licensed minister and works with her husband, James Crawford where they pastor in Troy.

Because of her academic achievements, she recently accepted the invitation to be inducted into two national societies, the Kappa Delta Pi and the Phi Kappa Phi, and one international honor society, The Golden Key International Honour Society.

•Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is pleased to announce that Roberta Crawford has been invited and inducted into its membership through the Kappa Delta Pi of the University of Missouri-St Louis.

The Society inducts only those individuals who have exhibited the ideals of scholarship, integrity in service, and commitment to excellence in teaching and its allied professions. Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession.

Founded in 1911 at the University of Illinois, Kappa Delta Pi is the largest honor society in education, representing 582 undergraduate and professional chapters and more than 45,000 active members. Its most distinguished members over the last century have included Margaret Mead, Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver, and current leaders in education Howard Gardner, Maxine Greene, and Carol Gilligan.

•The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Roberta Crawford, of Troy, was inducted into membership with The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.

Since it’s founding, more than 1 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization’s more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley.


The Society has awarded approximately $14 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, nearly $1 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad scholarships, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

•The Golden Key International Honour Society is pleased to announce that Roberta Crawford, of Troy, was inducted into membership on December 12, 2012.

Founded in 1977, Golden Key International Honour Society is the world’s premier academic honor society that exists to unlock and enliven excellence within its members.

Undergraduates in the top 15 percent of their class and top performing graduate students in all academic disciplines are invited to become members of the society. Membership in Golden Key is a coveted distinction that places students and alumni within a lifetime network of world leaders, Rhodes Scholars, authors, corporate executives, Olympians, dignitaries and other highly successful individuals. These associations provide unmatched access to personal education, career enhancement and unique service opportunities.

Golden Key strives to unlock the potential of each of its members by upholding standards of excellence on-campus and beyond. Elevated by its three pillars – academics, leadership and service – Golden Key sets the standard for achievement in these areas.

Combining integrity and collaboration in all that it does, Golden Key supports its members’ drive to learn, lead and help others. Some of the organization’s more notable members include former President Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, and Elie Wiesel.