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University of Cincinnati Alpha Lambda Delta Fall 2017- Spring 2018


At a Glance 2017/18 Executive Board……………………………........pp. 2-7 Social…………………………………………………………pp. 16-18 Mio’s Welcome Back Social Summer Social Media Introduction Campaign Caramel Apple Social Exec Board Intros Mio’s FareWelcome Social Exec Board Retreat Service………………………………………………………pp. 19-21 ALD National Leadership Convention Habitat for Humanity Recruitment……………………………………………………pp. 8-11 Freestore Foodbank Welcome Weekend Ongoing Information Sessions Scholarship………………………………………………...pp. 22-23 5 Key Skills of Inclusive Leadership Communication…………………………………………….pp. 12-15 Charles Scott Website Initiation…………………………………………………….pp. 24-26 Social Media Conclusion………………………………………………………pg. 27 Email PlunkMe

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E X E C U T I V E B O A R D

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E X E C U T I V E B O A R D

Tay Kupneski: Co-President Year: 3 Major(s): Pre-Med Cellular/Molecular Biological Sciences Minor(s): Chemistry and Management Other Involvement: Peer Leader, as well as involved in Alpha Epsilon Delta, Club Soccer, Oncology research at CCHMC

Rachel Holloway: Co-President Year: 3 Major(s): Biology and Neuroscience Minor(s): Chemistry Other Involvement: member of the Women's Varsity Soccer Team, the Vice President of Mental Health Ambassadors, active in Alpha Epsilon Delta, member of the University Honors Program, volunteers in the CCHMC Perlman Center, where she assists with children diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy

Lydia Christopher: Historian, Webmaster, Treasurer Year: 2 Major(s): History Minor(s):Psychology, English and European Studies Certificate Other Involvement: Treasurer of Phi Theta Kappa, Director of Volunteer Services at Heritage Village Museum and Educational Center 3


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Isabella Smith: Secretary Year: 2 Major(s): Marketing and Psychology Minor(s): n/a Other Involvement: Executive Board member of Linder Women in Business, Kolodzik Business Scholars Program, communications intern at Magnified Giving, a local nonprofit

Delaney Jacob: Director of Scholarship Year: 2 Major(s): Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor(s): Spanish Other Involvement: Student Orientation Leader, NSSHLA and MC2

Shannon Fastnacht: Director of Service Year: 3 Major(s): Marketing Minor(s): n/a Other Involvement: member of the Club Tennis Team, involved in Cincy Snowcats, event coordinator on the CHAARG Executive team

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Mason Elder: Co-Director of Recruitment Year: 2 Major(s): Nursing Minor(s): n/a Other Involvement: spent time studying abroad in Prague, plays intermural volleyball, and works 3 jobs

Connor Reid: Co-Director of Recruitment Year: 2 Major(s): Criminal Justice Minor(s): Psychology Other Involvement: NSCS Honor Society, the Criminal Justice Society, is a CECH Ambassador, and plays intermural volleyball & basketball

Selena Laikos: Director of Rituals and Traditions Year: 2 Major(s): Aerospace Engineering Minor(s): n/a Other Involvement: fall co-op with TECT Power, involved with Engineers Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, and plays club tennis

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E X E C U T I V E B O A R D

Hard Work Isn’t So Bad with Friends

Our Exec Board got together for a retreat in June to begin planning events for the year and participated in team building exercises like hiking!

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E X E C U T I V E B O A R D

ALD National Leadership Conference In October, our Co-President, Taylor, and Historian/Webmaster/Treasurer, Lydia, attended the ALD National Leadership Conference in Phoenix. They not only learned a lot, but met some awesome people from all over the country!

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R E C R U I T M E N T

People are Just Dying to Get In!

Our first big event of the year was tiedying old white ALD shirts on the Saturday of UC’s Welcome Weekend festivities! 8


R E C R U I T M E N T

People are Just Dying to Get In!

Our recruitment team hard at work!

Even the UC Bearcat got in on the fun! 9


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Its Cool to be Smart! On the Sunday of Welcome Weekend we set up a table at the Involvement Fair and handed out water balloons to help everyone stay cool! Plus the Bearcat stopped by again!

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R E C R U I T M E N T

During the Spring Semester our Recruitment team held 4 Information Sessions with free pizza for potential inductees to learn more about ALD at the University of Cincinnati.

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C O M M U N I C A T I O N

We Launched a Website!

Our graduating member, Katerina Griffiths, worked over the summer to design our chapter a new website. Potential members can find out what we’re all about and current members can check our calendar of events!

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C O M M U N I C A T I O N

Chapter Emails

This year, our primary form of communication was through chapter emails sent out by our secretary, Isabella.

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Social Media

We also used our Instagram and Twitter to keep our members and potential members up to date on upcoming socials!

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C O M M U N I C A T I O N

A New Form of Communication

Due to a lot of issues with our emails not reaching our members we partnered with a brand new website and app, PlunkMe, to help our members connect! We started using it in the Spring semester and plan to continue using it next year!

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S O C I A L S

Pizza with Friends Our first social of the year was a Welcome Back pizza social at Mio’s Pizza just steps from campus!

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S O C I A L S

A Caramel Apple a Day‌

In November, we had a make your own caramel apple social! It was a bit messy, but tons of fun! 17


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Never Enough Pizza

Our final social of the year was our FareWelcome to welcome new initiates and say farewell to our graduating seniors!

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S E R V I C E

Habitat for Humanity

Our first big service event of the year was a Habitat for Humanity event in downtown Cincinnati where a group of our members helped to build houses for impoverished people in our local community.

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S E R V I C E

Freestore Foodbank

Over the course of the year we worked with our local Freestore Foodbank who helps provide food to those in need in our local community

In the fall our members volunteered in the Giving Fields to harvest fresh produce and in the spring we helped build Power Packs for students in the local community to ensure they have access to food over weekends 20


S E R V I C E

Ongoing Volunteering Opportunities Over the course of this school year, our members volunteered about 300 hours

Two of our most important volunteering opportunities are our ongoing opportunities. We volunteered weekly at the Boys and Girls Club helping with homework, as well as monthly with Little Sisters of the Poor helping to run Bingo nights!

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S C H O L A R S H I P

Inclusivity is Key In the fall, our Scholarship event was a workshop put on by UC RAPP (Racial Awareness Pilot Project) and our members learned about the 5 Key Skills of Inclusive Leadership

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S C H O L A R S H I P

Charles Scott After experiencing his presentations at Nationals, our co-president and historian wanted to bring Charles Scott to our campus to share his wisdom with our members. This spring Charles gave two talks to our members and was a huge hit!

Charles’ first talk, “Obstacles and Growth,” was given at our Initiation. Everyone from new members to their families loved it!

Charles’ second talk was “The Secret to Optimal Performance”

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I N I T I A T I O N

This year we had 371 new initiates that we celebrated at our Spring Initiation Ceremony

Before the ceremony new members checked in and received their certificates

Before and after the ceremony we sold ALD t-shirts and Charles Scott’s books, which he signed after the ceremony 24


I N I T I A T I O N

“I accept membership into National Alpha Lambda Delta, understanding that in doing so I assume the responsibility of continuing to maintain its standards of service, of diligence and of integrity. I pledge to promote high scholarship and to use my education for the benefit of my community my Nation and the world in which we live.� 25


I N I T I A T I O N

Following our Initiation Ceremony our new members and their families were invited to stay for a casual reception with light refreshments!

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C O N C L U S I O N

Over the course of this academic year we, the University of Cincinnati chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, have worked hard to improve as leaders not only in our university community, but in the world. By working together, attending the ALD National Leadership Conference, and hosting leadership workshops we have all grown together. We have strengthened our relationships with each other through 3 successful socials, 300 hours spent volunteering together, cultivating our current social media and online presence, as well as expanding that presence. By utilizing a new, more open line of communication our chapter has the opportunity to grow even closer, which is especially important to us and our 371 new members for the upcoming academic year.

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ALD Maintaining the Flame 2018 - University of Cincinnati  

Scrapbook from the University of Cincinnati chapter, a winner of Alpha Lambda Delta's 2018 Maintaining the Flame award

ALD Maintaining the Flame 2018 - University of Cincinnati  

Scrapbook from the University of Cincinnati chapter, a winner of Alpha Lambda Delta's 2018 Maintaining the Flame award