University of Richmond Student India Henderson Receives National Leadership Award From ODK Honor Society

July 22, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — India Henderson, a May 2021 leadership studies graduate from West Chester, Pennsylvania, has been named the Omicron Delta Kappa honor society’s National Leader of the Year in Creative and Performing Arts.

This award is one of the Society’s highest national collegiate honors, recipients receive a $1,000 prize.

“India Henderson is an accomplished artist in multiple areas. As a student in Richmond, she has been involved in theatre and dance throughout her undergraduate career. She is incredibly talented and well embodies excellence in the creative and performing arts area of campus life celebrated by Omicron Delta Kappa,” said Tara Singer, president and CEO of ODK in a press release from the organization about this award.

During her time at UR, Henderson served as president of the Epsilon Circle of ODK.

“I feel honored to be nationally recognized for my efforts in the arts through this award,” said Henderson. “Theatre and music have been my lifelong passions, and I am humbled that UR and its students, faculty, and staff have afforded me so many opportunities to learn, share, and unite my community around the arts.”

This fall, Henderson will move to France to teach English and solidify her French language fluency. Next spring, she will begin post-graduate training in preparation for a career in the performing arts.