The Gamma Mu and Gamma Lambda Chapters of Kappa Kappa Iota are taking a moment to reflect upon their 50-year history in Lawton.
Kappa Kappa Iota was founded on Dec. 6, 1921 on the campus of Oklahoma State University on Dec. 6, 1921 as The Order of the Blue, Blue Violet. In 1931, the name of the organization was changed to Kappa Kappa Iota. The organization was nationalized in 1949. Today the national headquarters of Kappa Kappa Iota is located in Tulsa.
"Originally, the purpose was to promote good fellowship and fraternal cooperation among teachers to work for the elevation and dignity of the teaching profession and to oppose all forces which did not support improvement of public schools," the organization's local media representative Ellen John said.
Today, the organization has evolved into an even more professional role with less emphasis on the social aspects of the organization.
"We want to promote advancement of education by providing an effective network for the exchange of education and teaching practices by educators," John said.