Each year, the Beta Rho Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International awards a grant to a college student who is studying in the field of education.
This year's recipient is Laura Kate Davis, a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School. Davis has a dual major in Environmental Resource Management and Agriculture and Extension Education at Penn State University. In addition, she has minors in International Agriculture and Sustainability Leadership.
Prior to attending Penn State, she graduated from the Honors Program at Keystone College with a major in Biological Science. She was awarded the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Outstanding Student Award for Environmental Resource Management.
Davis participated in organizations which include the Eco Club while at Keystone College. At Penn State, she is a member of the International Association for Students in Agriculture and Related Sciences (IAAS), the College of Agriculture Student Council, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of the Agricultural Sciences and Alpha Tau Alpha Honorary Agricultural Education Organization.
She volunteers with the Clearwater Conservancy's Annual Spring Creek Festival, the Children's International Fair, Benton High School Environthon and NRCS Earth Team Volunteer. She is employed as a Soils Lab Assistant at Penn State University.
She is the daughter of Carol and Marshall Davis, Tunkhannock. Her mother is the Director at Keystone College Oppenheim Children's Center, Adjunct Instructor at the college and treasurer of Beta Rho Chapter.
Beta Rho's membership is composed of women educators from Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties.