2023 Kappa Spotlight Members
Susan Allred, Pi Chapter, Rho State/NC
Who knows what friendships contribute to the future of Kappa locally, statewide, and nationally?
Susan Hendrick of Pi Chapter, Rho State, NC was a hardworking, dedicated member who always set goals for the promotion of education in Pi Chapter. Before we lost her to cancer in November, 2020, she served as a member, president, secretary, treasurer and committee chair of Kappa Kappa Iota from 1974-2020. In 2019, Susan was inducted into the Rutherford County Schools Hall of Fame.
Susan was a very passionate, selfless person when it came to serving others. She was a lifelong member of Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church serving as a deacon, church treasurer, moderator of Presbyterian Women, a circle member and Sunday school teacher. Susan was awarded the Presbyterian Women Life Membership. She was instrumental in raising funds and leading others of the church to build a new fellowship complex where others could praise and serve the Lord.
Susan H. invited Susan Allred to join Kappa Kappa Iota when Susan A. moved to Rutherford County. A Forever Friendship began. She inspired Susan A. to become more involved in Kappa activities, knowing that Susan A’s love for education would begin a legacy for Rho State.
Susan Allred is the daughter of a Presbyterian Minister, one who shares the love of God wherever and whenever the opportunity arises. At 6 years old, she had to stay home from Sunday Worship on Christmas Day because of illness. Her parents found her preaching from Luke 2 from memory and ending by telling the dolls they didn’t have to worry. Her dollhouse, received as a Christmas Gift, would be their inn forever and there would always be a place for them in God’s house. Sharing these memories serve to inspire us to find our place in God’s House also.
Susan Allred is serving as State President this year and asks us to Promote Kappa “For the Good of the Cause”. As the founder of Susan Allred Consulting, LLC, she travels constantly assisting schools, districts, and states in strategic decision making. She is Former Chief Academic Officer at Iredell-Statesville Schools and Former Interim Associate Commissioner at the Kentucky Department of Education. She has served in many capacities in her church.
The best part of knowing Susan is that she is a true friend, ready and willing to do whatever is needed to assist when asked and promote Kappa. Rho State cherishes our Forever Friends, Susan Allred and Susan Hendrick.