Aug. 14, 2012
The Morningside College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta has once again been nationally recognized with a Maintaining the Flame Award for its efforts to continue pursuing excellence.
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society for first-year students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average in their first semester of college. Alpha Lambda Delta has chapters on 275 college and university campuses.
In 2011, Morningside College was one of seven schools in the nation to receive an Order of the Torch Award from the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta on the basis of outstanding chapter work in programming, internal communication, campus visibility and overall scrapbook presentation.
This year, the Morningside chapter has received the Maintaining the Flame Award, which indicates that it has continued to excel in programming, activities, service and communications. Among the other 11 schools that won a Maintaining the Flame Award are UCLA, Ohio University, University of Oklahoma, and North Carolina A&T University.
The 2011-12 chapter officers include Demi Dunn of Cherokee, Iowa; Cassie Burnside of Fremont, Neb.; Kelsie Pomerenke of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; Shaena Hanson of Sioux City; Nancy Seeman of Stanton, Neb.; Sarah Davy of St. Paul, Minn.; Ariel Turnquist of Alta, Iowa; Cameron Oakley of Sioux City; and Maggie Vander Stelt of Maurice, Iowa.
Chapter advisors were Marty Knepper, professor and chair of English, and Terri Curry, vice president for student life and enrollment.