ChBE Graduate, Melissa McCoy, Honored by OΔK

ChBE graduate, Melissa McCoy, has been selected as one of the top National Leaders of the Year in the area of Campus and Community Service by Omicron Delta Kappa (OΔK). In announcing the honor, OΔK, stated, "Your work on campus and in your community truly embodies the ideals of Omicron Delta Kappa. We are proud to honor you with this distinction and we look forward to what you will accomplish in the future."


McCoy is the founder of both Enterprise to Empower 2010, an Atlanta-wide conference on social enterprise attended by over 150 students & professionals last October, and Enterprise to Empower, a Georgia Tech Student Organization ( Currently working on a venture called Tubing Operations for Humanitarian Logistics (T.O.H.L.) that utilizes coiled tubing technology to deliver water to isolated villages during natural disasters ( McCoy received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Georgia Tech with a minor in Economics and has undertaken five internships, each one providing valuable experience in fields ranging from mining operations in Chile, to oil drilling in Alaska, to government relations and software development issues in Texas. Her passion for social business and innovation took root while working abroad in Chile and she has been working ever since to develop skills as an engineer and entrepreneur to pursue this area as a profession.

Enterprise to Empower is a Georgia Tech student organization that seeks to educate, enable, and engage students in social entrepreneurship, helping them discover how their skills and talents in any field -- from business to engineering -- can be applied to the social problems of the world today. More than just enabling students to start new enterprises and organizations, En2Em sees the need to equip students with the skills of leadership, creativity, and empathy for others so that they may become positive change-agents in their communities and workplaces.

OΔK was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship. Since its founding, Omicron Delta Kappa has initiated over 300,000 members.

The Society recognizes achievement in the following five areas:

  • Scholarship
  • Athletics
  • Campus/ Community Service, Social/Religious Activities, and Campus Government
  • Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media
  • Creative and Performing Arts