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 in their first semester of college. It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
In 2007, Morningside College was one of five 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.
Every year since then, the Morningside chapter has received the Maintaining the Flame Award, which indicates that it has continued to excel in programming, activities, service, and communications. The other four schools that won a Maintaining the Flame Award this year are Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis, North Carolina A&T State University, University of Texas at El Paso, and Purdue University.
Lisa Grosvenor, a Morningside student from Newcastle, Neb., served as chapter president this past year. Other student officers were Jessica Boschen of Newman Grove, Neb.; Brittney Foxhoven of South Sioux City, Neb.; Melissa James of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Lindsay Noteboom of South Sioux City, Neb.; Whitney Postma of Ireton, Iowa; Sabrina Sieperda of Rock Rapids, Iowa; and Kathryn Sorenson of Sioux Falls, S.D.
Chapter advisors were Marty Knepper, professor and chair of English, and Terri Curry, vice president for student life and enrollment.