Congratulations to Alpha member Claire Swanson.
Her recent article, "Educators: Taking an Intelligent
Approach to Artificial Intelligence" was published in the DKG: Bulletin: Collegial Exchange, 2023 90-2. Go to DKG.org>Publications> Bulletin Journal
Our own Michele Contala, Lambda Chapter, will have work featured in the Fall Arts Gallery of DKG - go to https://gallery.dkg.org/ and look for the Fall Gallery (the Spring Gallery is up right at the momemt). Congratulations, Michele!
Funeral Services will be held at 12 NOON, on Monday, October 9, 2023 at the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 STATE HIGHWAY 77, UPPER DEERFIELD TWP, NJ. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 10AM to 12PM prior to the service. Interment will take place at OVERLOOK CEMETERY, 100 Overlook Dr., Bridgeton, following the service. Written condolences can be sent to the family through the funeral home website, www.padgettfuneralhomes.com.
Her obituary can be found here >
Annabelle Boehm, long time Lambda Chapter member and past Second Vice President, passed away August 21, 2023.
Funeral Services were held at St. Mary's Church,
Friday September 1 at 10 AM.
We had to say farewell to two sisters, Bea Card Kettlewood and Lyn (Carolyn) Smith. Bea received our 50 year member certificate in 2023. Bea and Lyn both came to Alpha chapter by way of transfer from Kappa Chapter, when that chapter dissolved. Please keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Carolyn Reim Smith, age 83, of New Milford and Avon by the Sea, entered into eternal rest on July 2, 2023. Carolyn was a lifetime New Milford resident. She graduated from Douglas College, and received her Master's Degree from Rutgers University. Lynn chose to work as a Guidance Counselor to serve the students of New Milford High School. As a beloved staff member, she made a difference in the lives of many students as they choose a path to their careers and was still communicating with former students today. Lynn was always willing to help others and, for her many contributions, was honored by the New Milford Education Foundation as Outstanding Educator March 2020. Obituary >
A memorial service for Lyn Smith (formerly of Kappa) will be held on Wednesday august 9th. It will take place at St. Catherine's mausoleum in Sea Girt at 12 noon. A celebration of life will follow at the Breakers in Spring Lake at 1 PM. Please RSVP to Kathier@optonline.net. if you plan to attend. Thanks to Mimi Weis for the information.
Beatrice Card Kettlewood, 93, of Pompton Plains, passed away at home on May 10, 2023.
Born and raised in Pompton Plains, Bea was the daughter of the late James and Florence Card. She married James Kettlewood in 1952 and the couple remained in Pompton Plains. Bea earned her BS in Art Education from Kean University (Newark State College at the time), and her MS and Ed. D degrees from NYU.
Bea had a long career as an artist and art educator. From 1951 until 1984, she was an art teacher for the New Milford school system and served as the department chairman for 24 years. She also worked as a part-time instructor for William Paterson University and upon retirement, she continued to lecture art history and appreciation. Obituary >
Our beloved Pi sister, Babette Wise, passed away on June 18, 2023.
Her obituary can be found here: https://www.farnellifuneralhome.com/obituary/babette-wise
Babette has been active at the chapter and state levels. She served a biennium as State Motivator. We will miss her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to a fund of your choice by visiting The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators @ dkg.org or you can mail a check directly to 12710 Research Blvd. Ste. 230, Austin TX 78759-4395.
Congratulations! The DKG International Arts and Humanities Jury thanks you for being among the DKG Gallery of Fine Arts entrants of the January 15 – February 15, 2023, submission period. Your photography, A Taste of Summer, has been accepted into the DKG Fine Arts Gallery.
We anticipate the unveiling of the new DKG Fine Arts Gallery by mid-April. Your work will be displayed in the gallery for six months, after which it will be archived for two years. Another opportunity for showcasing your accepted work is at the DKG International 2023 conference or 2024 convention Expo. If you are interested in participating in either of these events, please complete the Google form that will be available in the Spring of 2023 on the DKG website under the conference page. You are encouraged to submit additional works during the submission period from August 15 – September 15, 2023.
We have had great interest in the Art Gallery and consider it to be an especially important venture for the Society. Again, congratulations for your accomplishment.
Linda Eller, Ed.D.
DKG International Arts & Humanities Jury
Irene Maskaly, Chair
Dr. Linda Eller
Congratulations to Michele Contala (Lambda), Joanne Smith (Eta), and Annie Wood (Eta) on being accepted to the DKG Gallery of Fine Arts for the fall submission period.
You can see their submissions on the DKG International Website in the Fine Arts Gallery (sign in!) : https://gallery.dkg.org/
Dr. Marilyn Gonyo, Lambda Chapter, was honored at the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for The Dr. Marilyn E. Gonyo Early Literacy Center, which is in the Monroe Township Public Library. The event was held on September 22, 2022. The Literacy Center is a wonderful gift and a tremendous resource for the young students in Monroe Township. Congratulations Dr. Gonyo!
Our Lambda sister, Sue Goldman, was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the convention of the New Jersey Speech, Language, Hearing Association.
"This award recognizes the remarkable accomplishments of a speech-language pathologist or audiologist who has made contributions to the field and to NJSHA for at least 20 years. The awardee must have been a NJSHA member for 20 years, should have worked in at least two different settings and/or roles (e.g., clinical, administrative, academic, research and publication), served in a volunteer capacity with NJSHA (as board member, committee chair, served on multiple committees, etc.), and demonstrated a significant impact on others through his/her professional endeavors. In addition, the awardee will also demonstrate active pursuit of continuing (per NJ State licensing Law and ASHA/AAA CE programs; ACE Awards). This award is nominated by the board of directors but not necessarily annually."