Centenary College student wins national leadership scholarship


Centenary College student wins national leadership scholarship Centenary senior Brooke C. Williams of Natchitoches has earned Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)’s National Leader of the Year Award for Scholarship. Williams competed against several hundred applicants from across the United States for the $1,000 scholarship.

Williams is a neuroscience major graduating this year with a 4.0 GPA. She will begin medical school at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport in August. She was inducted into Centenary’s Beta Pi Circle of ODK in the fall of 2018 and served as vice-president of the chapter.

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national honor society founded Dec. 3, 1914, on the campus of Washington and Lee University. The Society was founded by a group of 15 students and faculty who believed that leadership at the collegiate level should be recognized and encouraged across all phases of campus life.

The society recognizes achievement in five areas: scholarship; athletics; campus and community service, social or religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and creative and performing arts. “Brooke is well deserving of this prestigious honor,” says Kaylan Walker, Centenary’s ODK Circle coordinator and an ODK inductee at Louisiana State University. “As a student-leader at Centenary, she represents the best and brightest of her classmates and now her high standards have been recognized on a national level. I am so proud of her.”