Alpha Lambda Delta chapter at Morningside College receives national award

August 27, 2018, in Latest News

The Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society for first-year success recently presented the Morningside College chapter with a Maintaining the Flame award.

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence during the first year of college. Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta has over a million lifetime members and is present on over 275 campuses nationwide.

In 2015, the Morningside chapter was one of nine in the nation to receive an Order of the Torch Award from the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta for excellence in chapter programming, communications and campus visibility. Torch award recipients are not eligible to compete for the award again for four years, so this year Morningside received a Maintaining the Flame award for continuing to excel in programming, communications and campus visibility.

Other schools that received Maintaining the Flame awards this year were California University of Pennsylvania, University of Cincinnati, University of Connecticut, Dickinson College, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, University of Maryland, University of Oklahoma, Otterbein University, Purdue University and Western Michigan University. Winning scrapbooks may be found at

Student officers for the 2017-2018 school year were Jessyca Huff of Castle Rock, Colo., as president; Elizabeth Roop of Marcus, Iowa, as vice president; Kailyn Robert of Osage City, Kan., as social media chair; Sara Larson of Sioux City as treasurer; Britney Katzenstein of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Alex Homan of Omaha, Neb., and Kit Stallmann of Hospers, Iowa, as co-historians; Alison Wright of Rock Rapids, Iowa, as secretary; Clare Kortlever of Orange City, Iowa, as recruitment chair; and Rashmi Krishna Mejia of Lima, Peru, as service chair.

The chapter is advised by Terri Curry, vice president for student life and enrollment, and Anni Moore, assistant professor of biology.