Brooke Shimer was recently honored with a national award and scholarship from Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. ODK is one of the top four honor societies in the country and has chapters, known as circles, at over 300 college campuses across the country.
The scholarship is awarded based on leadership and academic success. Shimer is one of just five students who received the award, and she is the first student from Millersville University to be awarded the national scholarship.
Shimer, a graduate student studying clinical psychology, was the inaugural president of the Millersville ODK circle when it was first established in 2019. It has been under the advisement of Renardo Hall, the associate vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Millersville.
“I became involved with ODK at the very beginning of its existence on campus,” Shimer says. “Dean Renardo Hall asked who wanted to be a chartering officer, and I took the lead.”
As president, Shimer oversees induction ceremonies and leads circle meetings. She will continue to serve as the president as she continues her education.
“I cannot express the joy I felt when I saw I had won a national scholarship,” Shimer says, “I never thought I could stand out across the whole country! I am immensely proud of myself for my hard work as an undergraduate student.”
“I’d advise current students to participate in anything of interest to them on this campus,” Shimer adds, “There are so many fantastic resume building opportunities available that are both rewarding in the moment and can pay off in the end!”