Local SUNY Albany grad tapped for induction in honor society

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ALBANY — Samantha M. Brown was recently unanimously selected for membership in the State University of New York at Albany Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa.

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society which recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character among college students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni at over 300 college campuses nationwide, according to the announcement.

Brown, who graduated with honors in December 2020 from SUNY Albany with a bachelor’s degree in American government and public policy, will be recognized during the chapter’s virtual induction ceremony on Monday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.

Brown, of Constableville, received an associate degree with honors in public policy from Mohawk Valley Community College in May 2019. She has been employed by the New York State Assembly since 2018 as a constituent liaison.

She volunteers yearly as a driver for the “Santa for Seniors” program and is completing training to be a crisis hotline volunteer for those impacted by domestic abuse and/or sexual assault. She is a past recipient of the Ralph H. & Dora W. Baker and Wladis Law Firm Scholarship and is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Theta Kappa and the USA Today All New York State Academic Team.

According to the announcement, Omicron Delta Kappa emphasizes the development of the whole person, both as a member of the college community and as a contributor to a better society.

The organization recognizes those who have exhibited a high standard of leadership and efficiency in collegiate activities; to unite student leaders from all sectors of collegiate life to address matters of local and collegiate interest.

Brown and her husband, Eric, have five daughters.

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