this program, the chapter intends to build a better relationship with the local community, as well as give less fortunate children a holiday to remember. Not only does the Angel Tree Program benefit local families, it also serves as a reminder to participating members of the true values of the holiday season. The chapter has participated in this program in the past, and hopes to continue the program in the future. Following the semester break, the chapter plans on furthering its beneficial impact in the community. There has been discussion of having members get involved with Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, and other similar organizations. There are surely great things ahead for this chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.
Members of the Purdue University chapter show off their ALD T-shirts.
West Lafayette, Indiana
the parade theme of “the ‘90s” and to promote academic excellence. The officers dressed like school-age children and walked through the streets of West Lafayette handing out candy with our very own hand-crafted magic school bus. During the month of October, our members participated in Boo at the Zoo, an event that takes place at the Columbian Park Zoo in Lafayette, IN. This was a fun Halloween event for children. Some of our members even dressed up as characters from Alice in Wonderland and acted in a skit for children participating in the event.
The Purdue University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta Phi Eta Sigma has been very active in community and and academic involvement over the past several months. Last spring we initiated 560 new members to the chapter. Of these 560 students, twenty new officers were selected for the 2013-2014 school year. Also in the spring, we had an officer transition event, which helped our current officers move into their new positions and help create bonds among them to work towards achieving the goals of the Purdue Chapter. This fall, the chapter has had many great experiences that have only brought our chapter closer together. Our chapter participated in the Boiler Gold Rush information Fair that was geared toward incoming freshman. This Fair provided information about Alpha Lambda Delta to increase our membership to many prospective students. Our members and officers also participated in homecoming activities such as the food drive, in which we collected canned goods for the local food pantry. Our officers also represented Alpha Lambda Delta in the homecoming parade. Our theme was “The Magic School Bus”, to fit within The Flame
In November, our chapter held a fall initiation and dessert reception for new initiates that met the requirements during the spring 2013 semester. Also this fall, our chapter has conducted two all-member meetings showing great member participation. One meeting involved a study abroad speaker that offered great insight into the study abroad opportunities that Purdue University offers. At the most recent all-member meeting, our members made fleece blankets that were donated to Riley Hospital for Children. The blankets will hopefully provide some measure of comfort to sick children over the holidays. Our mem39
bers also made Thanksgiving and Happy Holiday cards for a local nursing home. This meeting was a lot of fun and got all of our members into the holiday spirit. It was a simple way to give back to the community. Over the next few weeks our Alpha Lambda Delta chapter will be collecting money through the traditional holiday bell ringing with the Salvation Army. We are really excited we have accomplished so much this fall semester and we are eager to see what is in store for next semester. We will continue to strive to live up to the goals of academic excellence while giving back to our local community.
Roanoke College Salem, Virginia Roanoke College’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta has been hard to work this past year. Our newly inducted class was one of the largest we’ve ever seen! With this new group came lots of inspiration and energy. This past semester’s ideas, from t-shirt sales to ‘arrest-yourfriends’, have bounced all over campus and we have our members to thank. Our chapter is made up of a truly diverse set of students. We represent nearly Volume 52 - 2014