Alpha Lambda Delta California University of Pennsylvania 2017 - 2018
Table of Contents
Meet the Officers……………4-16
New Member Induction……54-60
What is Alpha Lambda Delta? Alpha Lambda Delta is a first year honor society for students who have obtained a 3.5 GPA or higher in their first semester at California University of Pennsylvania. To graduate as a member of ALD, students must complete at least 15 CAP points and 15 service hours registered to the organization, and maintain a 3.25 GPA.
Co-Presidents: Kaylie Rusek and Angela Clark Vice President: John Bissontz Secretary: Leah Taylor Treasurer: Paul MacLean Editor: Autumn Benjamin Historian: Hannah Burns Social Media Manager: Breanna Gipe
The Officers of ALD 2017-2018
Junior Advisor: Allison Kuklar Senior Advisors: Miranda Andrews, Keara Ashworth, and Quintin Sano Advisors: Dori Eichelberger and Rhonda Gifford
Kaylie Rusek Co-President
Junior, Early Childhood Education Major
“Hi! I’m Kaylie Rusek, one of the co-presidents for ALD! Joining ALD and taking leadership positions has been the best decision of my college career. I have met a lot of new people, I have been supported academically, and I have gained confidence in myself as a student leader.”
Angela Clark Co-President
Senior, Criminal Justice Major
“I’m Angela Clark, Co-President of ALD. I’m a senior at Cal U as a Criminal Justice major. When I joined ALD, I had no idea how much I’d love the activities we did and the amazing people I’d meet. I encourage others to try your best with everything you do and I bet you’ll surprise yourself.”
John Bissontz Vice President
Junior, Dual Major in Electrical Engineering Technology and Computer Science
“I’m John Bissontz, second year, but technically a junior, dual major in Electrical Engineering Technology and Computer Science. I’m excited to build my leadership skills while working with members of the top of the class. A motivational quote: ‘Never give up. The sacrifice and determination of today will lead to a brighter tomorrow.’”
Leah Taylor Secretary
Sophomore, Criminal Justice Major
“Hey, I’m Leah Taylor, I’m a sophomore and a Criminal Justice major. I’m the secretary of ALD, and I love being part of this group because it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, help out around Cal and the community, and have fun. Being a part of ALD is a great achievement, and if you work hard it will be worth it! I’m really excited to see what this year has in store for us, and to meet all the new members!”
Paul MacLean Treasurer
Computer Science Major
“I am Paul MacLean, a Computer Science undergrad at Cal U. I do things that don’t seem to align to my personal interests, and that’s my favorite part about me. For ALD, I threw out a line in the direction of leadership just to see what would happen. I am now the treasurer of ALD, and I have been introduced and inducted into the ALD family, something I would have never known existed had I not taken a chance. I encourage all my fellow students to be open people, and willing to chance some things in the hopes of expanding your boundaries. You may surprise yourself.”
Autumn Benjamin Editor
Sophomore, English Literature major and Communication Studies minor
â€œBeing involved in ALD gives you so many opportunities to grow and experience all of the wonderful resources that Cal has to offer its students.â€?
Hannah Burns Historian
Sophomore, Secondary Ed. English Major and Theatre minor
“Hello! I’m Hannah Burns, a sophomore Secondary Ed. major at Cal. Teaching, learning, and experiencing new things has been a lifelong passion of mine. I love to branch out and get involved in as much as I can on campus. ALD was a perfect fit for my desire to pursue academics, refine my skills, and also make friends and create great memories. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be part of such an incredible group, and I’m so excited that I get to share the memories we’ve made and events we’ve worked hard on through the scrapbook!”
Social Media Manager Sophomore, Communications: Radio and TV major
“Hi! I’m Breanna, I’m a sophomore here at Cal U and I’m a Communications major with a focus in Radio and TV. I am the social media manager for ALD so I run all the social media pages. It’s an awesome officer position and I love doing it! I am so proud of myself for being part of this club because of how far I’ve come since I first started college. I have excelled more than I ever thought I would. It’s always important to believe in yourself and look forward, even if forward seems like it’s ages away. I’m so happy to work with the other officers and see what the future holds for ALD and myself!”
Allison Kuklar Junior Advisor
Junior, Pre-K-4 Education / Special Education PreK-8 major
â€œHello! My name is Allison Kuklar and I am from Uniontown, Pennsylvania. I am a junior Pre-K Education / Special Education Pre-K-8 major. This is my third year involved in Alpha Lambda Delta and second year serving as an officer. Other than ALD, I am president of the Council for Exceptional Children, a peer mentor and a work study in the College of Education. I joined Alpha Lambda Delta to gain networking and professional development experience, as well as build friendships with other students who have similar career goals.â€?
Keara Ashworth Senior Advisor
Senior, Parks and Recreation major with minors in Event Planning and Tourism studies
“My advice to our freshman – get involved with as much as you can and have fun, because these four years go way faster than you think!”
Quinton Sano Senior Advisor
Senior, Sport Management major and Business minor
“My advice to freshman is to make your college experience beneficial by taking advantage of opportunities that surface. Network with as many people as you can and don’t be afraid to reach out to huge CEOs and CFOs (they enjoy talking about themselves). Finally, spend time with individuals that will support you and encourage you to become the successful individual you are.”
Senior Advisor Senior, Biology/ Pre-Med Major
At the start of the Fall semester, the new officers were invited to help the previous officers create a new tri-fold to be displayed at Cal Uâ€™s Organizational Fair. It included what ALD is, the benefits of joining, potential scholarships and awards, info about our Career Advantage Program, examples of our service activities, and membership requirements.
Angela Clark and Allison Kuklar set up a table at Cal Uâ€™s huge Organization Fair to promote Alpha Lambda Delta to the incoming freshmen and current students with the newly decorated tri-fold. They handed out door hangers that included information about ALD on them, and discussed the professional development and leadership opportunities, service events, and more that ALD has to offer!
Our chapter wanted to find a way to introduce Alpha Lambda Delta to our freshmen during their first semester so they would be familiar with us and why they should consider joining ALD if they received an invitation. We came up with the idea of creating De-Stress Bags to give to them before finals week. This was also a service event for our members, and was a successful way for us to introduce ourselves to the freshmen at Cal U in their First Year Seminar class. Our members loved this service activity, and new students at Cal enjoyed their goodies as well as our short presentation to their class.
Our Editor, Autumn Benjamin, was featured in the 2018 copy of The Flame, where she highlighted our newest initiatives to get Alpha Lambda Delta members involved in our chapter.
For the second year in a row, our chapter was awarded the Alpha Silver Membership Award for the 2017 - 2018 year. The Alpha Award calculates the yield percentage of new member invitees, with the silver level being 8089% higher.
We use our Twitter and Instagram to promote #ALDTuesday where members can submit a photo of themselves wearing ALD gear to win some ALD swag prizes like bags, bottles, bracelets or t-shirts! Here are some examples of #ALDTuesday posts and submissions!
Member Meetings • • • •
9/14/17 @ 11am 10/05/17 @ 11am 11/07/17 @ 6pm 12/03/17 @11am
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2/15/18 @11am 2/27/18 @6pm 3/29/18 @11am 4/19/18 @4pm
We vary our meeting times so every member has a chance to attend a meeting that fits their schedule.
CAP Activities The Career Advantage Program (CAP) is a one-of-a-kind career building program at California University of Pennsylvania. The program helps students develop professional skills and experiences geared toward their future career. As part of our chapter, Alpha Lambda Delta requires our members to complete 15 CAP points before their graduation to earn graduation cords. Examples of CAP activities include doing internships, joining an organization, on-campus job shadowing, creating a resume, mock interviews and more!
List of CAP Workshops 2017-2018 We offer our members a chance to earn CAP points by having CAP workshops right after our member meetings. • • • • • • • •
9/14/17 10/04/17 11/07/17 12/05/17 2/15/18 2/27/18 3/29/18 4/19/18
CAP Block Party Professional Dress Workshop Resume Workshop Career & Professional Development Game Introducing Handshake: Cal U‘s New Career Networking Program Introduction to Internships Advice and A Slice with PNC CAP Kahoot
We organize service events through our chapter, but also share campus service events with our members as well!
Nov. 7, 17
Nov. 30, 17
Apr. 24, 18
Members made Finals Bags for Freshmen
Dress for Success Volunteers
Shelter Pet Project
The Big Event
Library De-stress Event
Nov. 14, 17
Apr. 14, 18
May 1â€“3, 18
Finals Bags We invited our members to make finals bags to give to freshmen at Cal during their First Year Seminar class. We thought it would be a great way to introduce ALD to them. The bags included funny jokes and words of encouragement, scantrons, post-it-notes, pencils, and some bubble wrap for stress relief! The event was a success for both the freshmen, and our members.
Taco Tuesday was another event geared towards Freshmen. They were invited to have some walking tacos and learn about Alpha Lambda Delta!
The Big Event The Big Event is a campus wide service project where all organizations and students are invited to help clean up around the community! Here is Cal Uâ€™s Alpha Lambda Delta at the event!
The Pet Project For the National Service Project, our chapter decided to create pet beds and chew toys for one of the local shelters in our area, The Washington Area Humane Society. We collected t-shirt donations from all around campus so we could upcycle them into the beds and toys!
We were even featured on the Washington Area Humane Societyâ€™s Facebook Page!
De-Stress Library Event ALD set up a table in our library from May 1st through the 3rd and invited students to de-stress before finals week by making their own de-stress bags with coloring pages, cookies and erasers. We also had drinks and snacks to enjoy while studying!
Member Participation Member Meeting â€“ 9/14/17 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
Alyssa Crooks Breanna Gipe Leah Taylor Taylor Kodric Johnathan Bissontz Lauren Minerd Angela Clark Nadine Boleratz Marinda Smith Ivy Savidge Brittany Kach Emily Smearcheck Lacey Koster Jasmin Wadsworth
15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
A. Kate Snyder Paul MacLean Taylor Phillips Philip Kerber Janet Zavala Maribel Garcia Michaela Lowery Katelyn Bujdos Aidan Aesoph Abriana Gunnoe Luke Drilak
26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39.
Dana Masington Hannah Crawford Lindsay Kastroll Andrew Kotlar Karley Owens Camryn Dugan Harley Lynn Catherine Hamel Kathleen Uhlman Anne Groover Mackenzie Moore Evan Shoop Hannah Woody Allyson Vitez
40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52.
Drake Aesoph Ronald Behanna Amber Garbinski Alexis Klaproth Kimberly Miller Emma McGinnis Shelby Smail Kelly Brown Lorraine Bracker Brooke Bilitski Carmen Peton Kaylie Rusek Brea Gunnoe
Member Meeting â€“ 10/05/17 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.
Breanna Gipe Andrew Kotlar Gillian Snow Natalie Reichard Jessica Spano Johnathan Bissontz Autumn Benjamin Madison Ansell Delia Oleary Lauren Jones Rachel King Alyssa Crooks Abriana Gunnoe Catherine Hamel Paul MacLean Maribel Garcia
17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.
Janet Zavala Keara Ashworth Alyson Weifenbaugh Allison Kuklar Taylor Phillips Kaylie Rusek Nadine Boleratz Lauren Minerd Angela Clark Amber Garbinski Charlotte Gallagher Veronica Sliva Taylor Kodric Kathleen Uhlman Caitlin Boling Ali Beal Harley Lynn
34. Hannah Crawford
48. Drake Aesoph
35. Camryn Dugan
49. Lorraine Bracker
36. Olivia Dunn
50. Colton Lucas
37. Dana Masington
51. Emma McGinnis
38. Taylor Krucher
52. Kimberly Miller
39. Marinda Smith
53. Ashley Leto
40. Monique Salmond
54. Alexis Blake
41. Alexis Klaproth
55. Karissa Gondak
42. Kelly Brown
56. Katelyn Bujdos
43. Makenzie Cleary
57. Philip Kerber
44. Ronald Behanna 45. Leah Taylor 46. Carmen Peton 47. Katelyn Victor
CAP Activity â€“ 10/05/17 1.
14. Keara Ashworth
27. Camryn Dugan
40. Carmen Peton
15. Colton Lucas
28. Taylor Kodric
41. Kelly Brown
16. Autumn Benjamin
29. Ali Beal
42. Breanna Gipe
17. Abrian Gunnoe
30. Caitlin Boling
43. Paul MacLean
18. Karissa Gondak
31. Harley Lynn
44. Leah Taylor
19. Ashley Leto
32. Hannah Crawford
45. Catherine Hamel
20. Madison Ansell
33. Natalie Reichard
46. Allison Kuklar
21. Drake Aesoph
34. Jessica Spano
47. Angela Clark
22. Charlotte Gallagher 35. Lorraine Bracker
48. Johnathan Bissontz
10. Nadine Boleratz
23. Veronica Sliva
36. Marinda Smith
49. Nicholas Wallace
11. Alyssa Crooks
24. Olivia Dunn
37. Monique Salmond
50. Kaylie Rusek
12. Alyson Weifenbaugh 25. Delia Oleary
38. Lauren Minerd
51. Katelyn Bujdos
13. Michael Pellegrini
39. Ronald Behanna
52. Philip Kerber
26. Dana Masington
Member Meeting â€“ 11/07/17 1.
13. Jelist Chawchang
37. Drake Aesoph
14. Paige Weber
25. Anthony Papageorgiou
15. Shelby Chepress
26. Kaylie Rusek
39. Monique Salmond
16. Tara Lafferty
27. Autumn Benjamin
40. Kasey Bentley
17. Taylor Krucher
28. Hannah Burns
41. Haleem Hayes
18. Philip Kerber
29. Paul MacLean
42. Jordan Popp
Jewelein Stevenson 19. Brianna Holste
30. Brooke Bilitski
43. Nicholas Wallace
20. India Washington
31. Shaina Hilsey
44. Aidan Aesoph
21. Johnathan Bissontz
32. Sara Keddie
45. Ronald Behanna
22. Brittany Kach
33. Michaela Colon
10. Lauren Minerd
23. Makenzie Cleary
34. Michael Pellegrini
11. Maribel Garcia
24. Brooke Williams
35. Shelby Smail
12. Janet Zavala
36. Katelyn Victor
38. Marinda Smith
CAP Activity â€“ 11/07/17 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
Michaela Colon Katelyn Victor Jennifer King Brooke Williams Makenzie Cleary Philip Kerber Sara Pickens Shaina Hilsey Paige Weber Brianna Holste Michael Pellegrini Shelby Smail
13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.
Nadine Boleratz Taylor Kodric Brittany Kach Shelby Chepress Tara Lafferty Autumn Benjamin Hannah Woody Emily Smearcheck Janet Zavala Maribel Garcia Lauren Minerd Brooke Bilitski
25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36.
Johnathan Bissontz 37. Drake Aesoph 38. Jelist Chawchang 39. Leah Taylor 40. Ronald Behanna 41. Kaylie Rusek 42. Hannah Burns Breanna Gipe Paul MacLean India Washington Aidan Aesoph Sharry Crowner
Jordan Popp Kasey Bentley Haleem Hayes Monique Salmond Marinda Smith Nicholas Wallace
Member Meeting â€“ 12/05/17 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Colton Lucas 12. Johnathan Bissontz 13. Andrew Kotlar 14. Jennifer King 15. Lisa Quashnock 16. Janet Zavala 17. Gillian Snow 18. Andrea Ceja 19. Jerry Barney 20. Madison Ansell 21. Autumn Benjamin 22.
Allison Kuklar Taylor Phillips Lindsay Kastroll Michael Pellegrini Leah Taylor Taylor Kodric Anne Groover Laken Ganoe Paige Weber Angela Clark Emma McGinnis
23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.
Kimberly Miller 34. Logan Duras Hannah Romagnoli 35. Nicholas Wallace Karissa Gondak 36. Danielle Sigler Drake Aesoph Monique Salmond Leslie Peters Katelyn Victor Lorraine Bracker Hannah Crawford Camryn Dugan Harley Lynn
CAP Activity â€“ 11/07/17 1. Salmond Monique 2. Weber Paige 3. Kastroll Lindsay 4. Gondak Karissa 5. Lynn Harley 6. Crawford Hannah 7. Dugan Camryn 8. Duras Logan 9. Snow Gillian 10. Lucas Colton
11. Wallace Nicholas 12. Kotlar Andrew 13. McGinnis Emma 14. Miller Kimberly 15. Romagnoli Hannah 16. Bissontz Johnathan 17. Kuklar Allison 18. Aesoph Drake 19. Bilitski Brooke 20. MacLean Paul
21. Clark Angela 22. Blake Alexis
Member Meeting â€“ 02/05/18 1.
Bissontz Johnathan 13. Gunnoe Brea
25. Laughner Sydney
37. Mason Nadia
14. Dugan Camryn
26. Fullum Chelsea
38. Sheehan Timothy
15. Masington Dana
27. Sterling Elizabeth
39. Gray Haley
16. Barney Jerry
28. Wentz Krista
40. Jones Wendy
17. McVicker Eryn
29. Hay Emily
41. Royal Alexandra
18. Washington India
30. Downs Collin
42. Germini Kayla
19. Lynn Harley
31. Billey Anna
43. Buckwalter Morgan
20. Marks Alex
32. Lynch Kellie
44. Barstar Blair
21. Bracker Lorraine
33. Becker Emily
45. Suazo Sara
10. Arnold Alex
22. Aesoph Drake
34. Wilson Ally
11. Crawford Hannah
23. Lucas Colton
35. Plummer Randi
12. Kodric Taylor
24. McKenzie Anne
36. Ambler Madison
Cal U Alpha Lambda Delta We use our Facebook page to share service announcements, member meeting reminders, events, and more!
Instagram @caluald Our Instagram page is a fun way to highlight members of the month, promote #ALDTuesday, and share our events!
National Leadership Conference Our officers Angela Clark and John Bissontz enjoyed their time at the National Leadership Conference in Arizona!
Fall 2017 Graduating Seniors
Dre Ceja Michaela Colon Laken Ganoe Amber Garbinski â€“ Maria Leonard book award winner Anne Groover
Nicolette Newman Kristin Nunkester Megan Pendleton Quintin Sano Alyson Weifenbaugh
Aidan Aesoph Adam Andresen Miranda Andrews Keara Ashworth Brooke Bilitski Hannah Castaneda Mackenzie Cleary
Seth Dora Karissa Gondak Aaron Haegele Shaina Hilsey Shalene Hixon Lauran Jones Lindsay Kastroll Sara Keddie
Jennifer King Rachel King Lacey Koster Tara Lafferty Ashley Leto Alexander McAvoy Mackenzie Moore Bryan Moore
Delia Oleary Lisa Quashnock Shatasha Reeves Zoe Scripter Amanda Sloan Gillian Snow Jasmin Wadsworth Nicholas Wallace Stephanie Zgela
2018 Graduating Seniors
Spring 2018 Induction Ceremony
Our New Officers
Keynote Speaker Dr. Katie Mercadante shared, “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”
California University of Pennsylvania’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta had a fun, educational, fulfilling and successful year! We’re so happy we get to share it here. Here’s to another great year next year!
Scrapbook from the California University of Pennsylvania chapter, a winner of Alpha Lambda Delta's 2018 Maintaining the Flame award
Published on Jun 26, 2018
Scrapbook from the California University of Pennsylvania chapter, a winner of Alpha Lambda Delta's 2018 Maintaining the Flame award