ALD’s Newest Chapters In 2013, Alpha Lambda Delta installed four new chapters. Our installing officers submitted these reports to share our newest chapters’ celebrations with the ALD family. Indiana University Purdue University Columbus Columbus, Indiana April 20, 2013 Installed by Lisa Ruch The IUPUC chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta was installed by Lisa Ruch, Vice President of Chapter Relations and Expansion, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The ceremony took place in the Columbus Learning Center Auditorium on the campus in Columbus, Indiana. Many initiates, faculty and staff members, and family members and friends were in attendance. The ceremony began with a processional of the initiates into the auditorium, dressed in business attire, and the university administration and honorary members, all in academic regalia. Vice President Ruch led the members in reciting the pledge and then called each one to sign the chapter roll. The IUPUC chapter advisors, Vickie Welsh-Huston, Director of the IUPUC General Studies Program and the IUPUC Honors Program, and Dr. Anna Carmon, IUPUC Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, presided over the ceremony along with Ms. Ruch. They also presented the students with their pins and certificates. Twenty-eight charter members were honored, including thirteen who were previously initiated as members of the IUPUI chapter prior to the estabFacing page: Signing the chapter roll is an important and memorable part of being a chapter’s charter member. The roll at Southwestern University, located in Georgetown, Texas, features the names of some of ALD’s newest members.
A happy group of new initiates poses for a quick photo with their installing officers at IUPUC in Columbus, Indiana.
lishment of the IUPUC chapter. Five honorary members were also recognized and initiated as honorary members of the IUPUC chapter, including Ms. Welsh-Huston and Dr. Carmon. Vickie worked long and hard to bring an Alpha Lambda Delta chapter to IUPUC and considers the installation of the chapter one of her greatest career achievements.
Trevor Whipker, President; Cassandra Pendleton, Vice President; Kendra Wagner, Secretary; and Courtney Linville, Treasurer. Ms. Ruch then installed the chapter and presented their charter to President Whipker.
Other honorary initiates were Dr. Gary Felsten, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Dr. Sandra Miles, Director of Student Affairs; and Dr. Marwan Wafa, Vice Chancellor and Dean. Vickie read a citation for each honorary member, and they all signed the chapter roll and received their certificates and pins.
Following the initiation of the new and honorary members and the installation of the officers, Dr. Carmon addressed the group and shared her own experiences and adventures as a college freshman. Ms. Welsh-Huston then thanked Vice President Ruch for coming to Columbus to install the chapter and presented her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The group took several photographs to commemorate the occasion.
The new officers were then recognized and installed by Vice President Ruch, Ms. Welsh-Huston, and Dr. Carmon:
A celebratory reception followed the ceremony in the Student Commons area of the Learning Center.
Volume 52 - 2014