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TABLE OF CONTENTS Alpha Lambda Delta National Office 6800 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd, Suite 340, Fairport, NY 14450 www.nationalald.org; ald@nationalald.org; 1.800.925.7421

What's New With ALD? ................................................................................................................................ 3 The 2019-20 National Council .................................................................................................................... 4 2019 National Leadership Conference Recap ......................................................................................... 5 Featured Articles “Growth through Grit and Gratitude” by Dr. Susan Melson Huffman, Purdue University ........................... 8 “Mastering Your Time” by Eileen Merberg, National Alpha Lambda Delta .................................................... 10

“Mastering the Unspoken Curriculum: How ALD Provides the Opportunities Needed to Launch Your Future Career” by Dr. Travis Martin, Eastern Kentucky University .......................................................... 12

Order of the Torch and Maintaining the Flame .................................................................................... 14 Q&As with ALD Alumni, Current Members, and Chapter Advisors .............................................. 15 Sarah Fossett (member), Idonas Hughes (advisor), Maria Colvis (member), Dr. Steve Gangloff (alum), Bryan Gilliland (member), and Stephanie Fairchild (member)

New Chapter Installations .......................................................................................................................... 18 Chicago State University, Utica College, Campbellsville University, Missouri Valley College, Westfield State University, Georgia Gwinnett College, Mount St. Joseph University, California State University, Monterey Bay

2019 Advisors of the Year ............................................................................................................................ Graduate Fellowship Recipients ............................................................................................................... James G. Stemler Scholarship Recipients ............................................................................................... Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship Recipients .................................................................................................. Chapter Activity Spotlights ........................................................................................................................ 2019 National Service Project ................................................................................................................... Alpha, Lambda, and Delta Chapter Membership Awards for 2019................................................ 2019 Induction Photos ............................................................................................................................... View the Magazine Online!

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The National Office would like to thank retired advisors and National Council members Dr. Marty Knepper, professor emerita from Morningside College, and Dr. Mike Nichols, retired professor from Transylvania University, for their proofreading, Alpha Lambda Delta expertise, and editorial talents in producing this year’s Flame magazine.

The Flame is a publication of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society. Alpha Lambda Delta reserves the right to exercise editorial decisions over written content and photographs submitted for publication. Content, design, and layout will be at the discretion of the National Office and Editorial Staff.

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WHAT'S NEW WITH ALD? We continue to respond to feedback and suggestions, and we are pleased to highlight new initiatives launched this past year:

ALD Leads We offered a series of online leadership development and informational webinars to all student members, through a new password-protected section of our website. The webinars were offered live and were also recorded and are available for viewing on our website. Topics covered included True Colors, Building the Skillsets Employers Want, and Applying for ALD Scholarships.

Website Refresh Navigation icons are easy to use and allow for more engagement with students. External scholarship resources and search engines showcase more opportunities for scholarships and financial aid. More membership testimonials highlight what our members are saying about the benefits of being an We will be adding more content in the coming year. ALD member. A benefits portal provides more reasons and rewards for joining ALD. ALD Media Kit and Publications To better assist chapters with ALD brand consistency ALD Perks and marketing, the ALD Media Kit was created. We are excited to offer exclusive membership perks This online resource contains National Office and discounts through the ALD Perks program. communication information, logos and brand ALD Perks is a platform offering members a central, information, ALD quick facts, and free publications. online location to redeem and discover savings at over 302,000 local and national merchants. Members will Study Guides and ALD Decals receive an email with an opportunity to opt into the One of the ways we have moved forward on our program. marketing of ALD is with a laptop decal/removable sticker that would allow ALD to get our name out on Advisor/Officer Webinars college campuses in a more semi-permanent way (i.e., We offered informal webinars, open to all chapter a sticker on a laptop that would be seen for a longer advisors and student officers, as a chance to meet period of time than just a handout). Also, recognizing online and discuss specific topics or answer any the need for a general information piece that can questions. The meetings were offered live and were promote academic excellence while advertising ALD recorded and are available for viewing on our website. across campus, a Study Guide Tip Sheet was created. These free publications can be used at involvement Topics covered included Social Media, Mail Merge fairs, tabling, and orientations. They will continue to Your Outlook Emails, and Chapter Programming. be offered in the coming year to promote ALD. In December 2019 we launched another series called Winter Webinars. These information sessions were held over the winter months and included topics such as Walking Through the ALD Scholarship Process, Story Branding, and New Advisor Boot Camp.

Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you again this year. Please let us know how we can better serve you and your chapters.

SAVE THE DATE: October 23-25, 2020

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2019-20 NATIONAL COUNCIL The National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta is the group responsible for making the policy decisions for the national organization. The Council is composed of three officers and seven members-at-large; three of the members-at-large are students. The third student will be selected in March 2020. The Council meets annually in June to transact the business of the organization.

Dr. Sharon Emerson-Stonnell National President Longwood University

Anthony Helms Vice President for Chapter Relations and Expansion Western Michigan University

Deborah Manzanares Vice President for Finance and Long Range Planning Baylor University

Dr. Karlea Brunelle-Joiner Professional Member-at-Large Saint Anselm College

Dr. Travis Martin Professional Member-at-Large Eastern Kentucky University

Dr. Edna Steele Professional Member-at-Large Converse College

Bradley Taylor Professional Member-at-Large High Point University

Danielle Chorba Student Member-at-Large Saint Vincent College

Abiral Pandey Student Member-at-Large George Mason University

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2019 NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Buffalo, NY - October 18-20, 2019 Alpha Lambda Delta’s National Leadership Conference was held October 18-20, 2019, at the Buffalo Grand Hotel in Buffalo, NY. The conference started with a Taste of Buffalo reception, followed by the welcome from Executive Director Eileen Merberg. She shared that there were 123 students and 35 advisors participating from 59 chapters, representing 26 states. After highlighting the conference’s main events, Merberg congratulated the 2019 Order of the Torch winners and discussed the new ALD perks program that will launch Spring 2020. Merberg introduced the keynote speaker, Tamara McMillan. McMillan discussed how to leverage our genius, recognize we all are great, and helped us discover our hidden talents we can share with others. Saturday morning began early with breakfast and quickly transitioned into educational sessions. Sixteen different topics were discussed. Topics ranged from personal leadership development, to chapter management, to sessions designed for advisors. Alpha Lambda Delta continues to offer presentation materials online for all members at www.nationalald.org/buffalo2019.

Lunch immediately followed the educational sessions. After lunch, most participants attended the bus trip to Niagara Falls, USA. Attendees were able to see the Falls, walk around Goat Island, and some even sailed on the Maid of the Mist. Conference attendees reconvened at 7:00 pm for the Awards Banquet, which highlighted the winners of the 2019 awards and scholarships. National President Dr. Sharon Emerson-Stonnell served as Master of Ceremonies. Emerson-Stonnell installed Dr. Travis Martin from Eastern Kentucky University as the newest Professional Member-at-Large. Dr. Susan Melson Huffman, former National President and advisor of the ALD chapter at Purdue University, was honored as the 2019 Outstanding Advisor of the Year. Dr. Huffman addressed the group, reflecting on grit and gratitude. Her remarks can be found on page 8. Following the banquet, “ALD Shark Tank” began. Students were tasked with planning an ALD program to present to a panel of judges (the Shark Tank). Ideas ranged from an ALD app, to service projects, to campus recruitment strategies. The conference concluded on Sunday with a continental breakfast and conference evaluations. Conference attendees said goodbye to new colleagues and friends, exchanged contact information, and headed back to their campuses with new ideas.

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Growth through Grit and Gratitude

By Dr. Susan Melson Huffman, Purdue University

As a first year student 44 years ago at Purdue, I worked hard and did well enough to be invited to join Alpha Lambda Delta. I still remember getting the invitation and being shocked that someone at a large school like Purdue knew that I had done well. It came at a time when I was working hard to make good grades, and it was a huge vote of confidence for me. Who knew then that I would later be asked to advise the chapter, get to work all these years with such exceptional student leaders, have so many wonderful opportunities come my way during my years on the National Council...and still be the Purdue Chapter Advisor 35 years later? So fast-forward to now and the opportunity I have to share with you. As I thought about what I would like to share, two topics kept surfacing, Grit and Gratitude. One is on the minds of many University counselors, faculty, and administrators across the country and the other is one of my own passions that I like to share when I can. Linking them together has been my challenge! I will first talk about Grit. Have you heard about Grit? I don’t mean Grit as in dirt or sand, but more as in a toughness or strength of character. Angela Duckworth, Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, authored a New York Times bestseller called, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Duckworth defines grit as “passion and perseverance for long-term goals.” She goes on to say “Grit isn’t talent. Grit isn’t luck. Grit isn’t how intensely, for the moment, you want something. Instead, grit is about having what some researchers call an ‘ultimate concern’—a goal you care about so much that it organizes and gives meaning to almost everything you do. And Grit is holding steadfast to that goal. Even when you fall down. Even when you screw up. Even when progress toward that goal is halting or slow.” Some people don’t like this term because they feel that Grit implies that everyone can be successful as long as they have this Grit or fortitude, endurance, Alpha Lambda Delta

hardiness, backbone, or whatever we choose to call it. They fear that an emphasis on Grit may keep students from asking for assistance. At colleges and universities across the country, counseling centers have seen huge increases in the number of students who need help. Many schools have had to hire more staff just to keep up with the client-load and the needs of today’s students. Does that mean that these students aren’t gritty or don’t have this so-called Grit—that they aren’t resilient and can pick themselves up when things go wrong? Quite the contrary. What I would assert is that today’s students—you all—what some refer to as Generation Z—have grown up facing mental health issues even in elementary schools, have known someone your age who has committed suicide, and have felt and seen tragedies and mass shootings. Research shows that Generation Z is characterized by determination, passion, and anxiety. They tend to put a lot of pressure on themselves, and many fear failure—so much that it gets in their way of being resilient or gritty. Your generation wants to make a positive impact, and you are motivated by relationships and interacting with others. At the same time, Gen Zers often have a lower social self-confidence because so much of communication is through technology instead of face-to-face. I bring these ideas to your attention because I want to convey to you how valuable it is to ask for help when you need it. We all have times in our lives when things don’t go well—a relationship goes sour, someone passes away, the pressures of your coursework get to you. It’s normal to feel bad but don’t feel that you have to handle it by yourself. Sometimes it is the strongest people who ask for help. Getting help is not a sign of weakness—it’s a sign of growth! Albert Schweitzer, a theologian and mission doctor in Africa, who won the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize, once 8

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said, “Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.” Take a moment to think about people who have impacted you in a positive way. People who have recognized your talents, your leadership ability, your passion—people who have listened to your story and have given you the gift of their time. As one speaker I heard put it, “Just having someone jump in the hole with me was so important.” You are a part of Alpha Lambda Delta, and each of you have the opportunity to develop community within your chapter back at home. You have the chance to recognize first-year students and help them be more confident. I imagine that many of you are in other student organizations as well, providing more opportunities to network, to build bonds, to make friends, and have a support system that can be so important in good times and bad. As an anonymous writer said, “Support your friends. Listen to their ideas. Go to their events. Share their posts. Celebrate in their victories and remind them of their importance after their failures. A little support can go a very long way in someone’s life.” These notions aren’t just something to think about in college—they are part of a lifelong journey. At Purdue, we have begun to develop new initiatives to encourage students and their well-being—physically, mentally, and spiritually. You are at a time in your life when you get to try things—to run for an office, be a leader, and find out more about your unique strengths. You are not too young to leave a lasting impact on others through your coursework, research, and out of class experiences—and by being a friend. Moreover, as you go about your daily tasks, I want you to remember that you have a lot for which to be to be thankful. This is where I want to address the topic of Gratitude. We all have been blessed with people who care about us, advisors who encourage us, friends who put up with us even when we aren’t our best. I believe that we live such crazy, busy lives The Flame

that it’s easy to forget to say thank you, even though it’s one of the first expressions we ever learn. How many times have you heard a mother say to her child, “What do you want to tell grandma?” or “What should you say?” Saying thank you is such a simple concept, yet I think it is becoming a lost art. While formal thank-you notes were a regular part of life in decades past, not many people remember to make them a priority today. It’s easy in our fast-paced world to take things for granted, to expect to be treated a certain way, and to grumble when things aren’t going well. But how often do we take the time to reflect upon all that we have for which we should be grateful? William Arthur Ward put it well when he said, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” He went on to say, “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you’?” Now I would like to ask you each to take a few moments to be thankful and to think of someone you need to thank—maybe a friend who helped you through hard times, or someone who gave you the courage to try something new, or a teacher who made a difference in your life. The following quotation sums up what I am trying to say, “Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.” I challenge you to go back to your schools or your homes and thank someone who has made your life better and helped you grow. Growth comes in many ways, and it’s a lifelong process. Growth comes through both Grit and Gratitude. I want to leave you with a thought to ponder about Grit: Dr. Angela Duckworth says, “Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day-in, dayout. Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years. And working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.” 9

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Mastering Your Time

By Eileen Merberg, National Alpha Lambda Delta

• How do you manage your time? • How do you do decide which tasks to do first? • You’ve got several projects on the go. How do you know what to do? • Why is it important to delegate? • Would you describe yourself as an organized person? Can you give us an example? • What causes you to waste time?

Schedulers, Planners, To Do Lists—what tools do you use to manage your schedule and keep track of tasks? Maybe you’re old school and you use an appointment book or notepad—I do! Lots of students use Google calendar, and there are more and more apps available, too. Check out Todoist to help you assign to do items with due dates. Trello can help you keep track of ongoing projects with a single view. Loop is a simple app that helps you create and maintain good habits, allowing you to achieve your long-term goals. Detailed graphs and statistics show you how your habits have improved over time.

Are you prepared to answer these questions in a job interview? If not, start thinking about it because you will be asked. Time management is an essential skill in any workplace, and you’ll definitely hear questions related to it.

I also recommend you look into the Pomodoro Technique. It’s a structured framework particularly useful for coursework and studying but can be used for any task that might be daunting or that you are procrastinating doing.

I presented a workshop on “mastering your time” at Alpha Lambda Delta’s annual National Leadership Conference and will offer some highlights here. Start using some of these strategies and techniques, and answers to the above questions will come naturally!

You use a timer to break your work into focused time blocks (usually 25 minutes) separated by a short, usually five-minute breaks. After four consecutive working time blocks, you take a longer break, around 20 or 30 minutes.

To begin managing your time you first need a clearer idea of how you use your time. Estimate how much time you currently spend in typical activities such as sleeping, meals, class, studying/homework, work, errands, church, clubs, socializing, etc. This exercise can really help point out time wasters and clarify where your priorities need to be.

Each 25-minute work block is called a “pomodoro.” If you feel the urge to do something other than work during a focus period, make a note of it. Over time, you’ll train yourself to be more productive during each pomodoro.

Next, set goals. Setting goals provides direction and helps you to know where your time should be focused. You’re better able to prioritize your workload and meet deadlines. And, finally, integrate efficient organizational tools. Alpha Lambda Delta

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The benefits of the Pomodoro Technique come from the frequent breaks, which help your mind stay fresh. The focused time blocks also force you to adhere to fixed limits, so you'll be encouraged to complete a task more quickly, or—in the case of a large task—spread it out over a number of pomodoros. When employers ask you questions in an interview about time management, they are trying to gauge how you manage your resources and if you can be flexible and nimble while still producing a quality work product. Using your time wisely also means determining what tasks need to be done first, how to avoid distractions, and how to get things done when new priorities pop up. Use some of these suggestions, and you’ll be better prepared with a thorough, detailed answer with specific examples.

Time Management Hacks Be mindful and ask, “What is the best use of my time right now?” Track how you spend your time and eliminate time wasters. While studying for a subject, pretend you have to teach the material. It helps you pay more attention. Writing something out is equivalent to reading it 7 times!

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Mastering the Unspoken Curriculum: How ALD Provides the Opportunities Needed to Launch Your Future Career By Dr. Travis Martin, Eastern Kentucky University

As a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, you excelled in what is regarded by most to be the toughest semester of college: the first. Clearly, you’re good at schoolwork, time management, and challenging transitions. No doubt, you’ll walk across a graduation stage and into the job market in just a few short years. I know your type. I’m an ALD Chapter Advisor, and I teach between 100-200 freshmen every year. Good grades may come naturally to you. So, frame your initiation certificate. Wear your regalia with pride. But keep in mind: the greatest benefit of becoming a member of this organization isn’t the honor cord; it’s the opportunity to gain real-world experience, build your professional network, and develop the habit of serving your community. College professionals refer to these opportunities as a “co-curricular education.” I tell my students, “You can leave college with a degree. Or, you can leave college with an education.” But what’s the difference? A degree is a piece of paper that says you earned enough passing grades to be credentialed by an institution as competent in your field. It is basically your school’s way of saying, “We have faith in this student’s knowledge and abilities.” A degree is a good thing to have. But it is not the same as an education. An education encompasses a degree but also includes skills, experiences, attitudes, and motivations. Your education isn’t about what you’ve accomplished in the past. It’s not some piece of paper you hang on a wall. Rather, an education refers to your character and those tangible acts you can perform in the present. Life’s a rollercoaster. Your degree is your ticket to get on the ride. Your education is your ability to hold on—at least, this analogy is how I motivate students to leave their dorm rooms, get out into the real world, and gain experience. Alpha Lambda Delta

When you joined ALD, you joined the nation’s preeminent honor society for first-year success. You joined an organization with more than 280 chapters. You are one of more than one million students initiated since the organization’s founding in 1924. You’d be wise to list your ALD membership and any positions you’ve held on your resume. But you’d be better served by coming up with an answer to this question: “What skills did you develop during your involvement with Alpha Lambda Delta?” Across the nation, ALD chapters are engaged in acts of service. They’re cleaning up the environment. They’re feeding the homeless. They’re supporting survivors of domestic violence, natural disasters, and disease. They’re making a difference. Engaged members actively develop “hard skills” like planning, problem solving, budgeting, and risk management. They develop “soft skills” like communicating ideas, resolving conflicts, and understanding the needs of others—empathy. They learn to lead. Someday you’ll do your first job search. Read the responsibilities of each position carefully. Identify the skills required to perform each responsibility. Articulate how you developed these skills before you 12

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sit down for your interview. I’ll ask again, “What skills did you develop during your involvement with Alpha Lambda Delta?” Reflecting on these skills as you are performing them will enable you to think about them constructively long before you fill out your first job application. You might find yourself competing against other candidates with your degree. You might find yourself competing against graduates with better GPAs. What if you are up against candidates with several years of work experience? How you spend your time with ALD might just tip an interviewer’s opinion in your favor. A college degree rarely results in the exact skillset an employer needs. Don’t freak out. Employers know the difference between a degree and an education. College graduates are finding jobs. You will, too. There’s value in bringing in someone with fresh perspectives. To quote one of my mentors, “A good leader knows how to follow.” Most likely, you won’t start out at the top of the organization into which you’re hired. In an effective organization, a leader listens to members and develops a vision. Members then make that vision become a reality. They gain the soft and hard skills. In time, the most passionate and dedicated members emerge as the next crop of leaders. They replace their former mentors and develop their own vision. The cycle begins anew. It’s a cycle that can be found in businesses, the military, higher education, and just about any human hierarchy. I am describing a systematic structuring of human labor so that skills and knowledge are passed down from one generation to the next. Think of your ALD chapter as a microcosm of this system set to rapid cycle. You won’t start out at the top. But you’ll have opportunities to lead. In an effective ALD chapter, everyone gets a chance to shine. You do not need to carry the title of President or Vice President to propose a project, develop a plan, and see it come to fruition. You don’t have to be an officer to be a leader. And the best leaders don’t do all the work. The Flame

In an interview, the difference between an officer and a member is a title. Your interviewer would rather know about your skills and experiences. It should come as no surprise that an employer wants to know how you can accomplish the advertised job. Some might say it is more impressive when a candidate can tout project management and leadership without the need for accolades or titles. It shows intrinsic motivation—character. So, you’ve earned the right to be a member of this prestigious organization by excelling in your freshman year. Now, you’re reading this article only to find out that there’s another, unspoken curriculum not listed in the course catalog. Welcome to college! Start paying attention to the education that extends beyond your course requirements. Use your time in your ALD chapter to develop the skills and leadership experience needed to launch your future career. This education can be more memorable than any class you take. You’ll develop relationships. You’ll learn to solve real-world problems. You’ll learn to follow. And you’ll make a difference in your home community as you learn to lead. This last part is important: Don’t forget to pay forward what you learn along the way so that the cycle can begin anew. You are the future. And what you do now matters more than you know.

The above photograph taken by ALD member Aric Young, features EKU employee Dashana Rowlette interviewing ALD member Victoria McQueary.

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ORDER OF THE TORCH AND MAINTAINING THE FLAME The Order of the Torch is awarded annually for the most outstanding chapters of ALD, based on a scrapbook submitted by the chapter. Chapters who are awarded the Order of the Torch are ineligible to apply for the award for the next four years. To reward chapters that have continued to excel in programming, activities, and service, the National Council bestows the Maintaining the Flame award to chapters who are ineligible for the Order of the Torch. 2019 Order of the Torch Recipients • Converse College • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis • Northern Arizona University • University of Oklahoma

2019 Maintaining the Flame Recipients • University of Cincinnati • University of Connecticut • Longwood University • University of Maryland

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Sarah Fossett

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Otterbein University

Inducted March 26, 2017 Career Goal: Physician Assistant

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What has been your favorite ALD activity? My favorite ALD activity has been attending the National Leadership Conference in 2018 in Cincinnati, OH. It was fun meeting all the other chapter representatives and hearing what makes every chapter great and unique.

How has ALD helped you with your leadership development?

Being a member of ALD has allowed me leadership opportunities I would not have

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had otherwise. As my University chapter’s president, I have learned so many techniques on effective communication and networking.

What role has ALD played in your undergraduate career?

ALD has allowed me to build my leadership skills as an officer for 3 years. ALD helped me realize my leadership potential but also gave me the opportunity to socialize with people on campus that I wouldn’t know otherwise.

I started in 2008 at Cazenovia College in NY; after leaving Caz, I started chapters at Sonoma State University (SSU) and at Cal State Monterey Bay (CSUMB), both in California.

I joined ALD because it would hold me accountable for keeping good grades, and it would surround me with like-minded individuals.

Idonas Hughes

California State University, Monterey Bay Student Conduct Administrator

ADVISOR

How long have you been an ALD advisor?

Why did you join ALD?

out experiences beyond the classroom. I learned to manage my time better as I became more involved in outside activities (clubs, organizations, and working).

What is your favorite part about being an ALD advisor?

What advice do you have for first-year students looking to Working with ALD officers and members allows me to develop succeed academically? Learn about and take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the school. Seek

new student leaders and helps me maintain a balanced view within my student conduct role. Working with the faculty advisor

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Maria Colvis

Q &A

Kent State University

Inducted March 9, 2017 Career Goal: Pediatric Nephrologist

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Why did you join ALD?

I joined ALD to meet other likeminded individuals who are passionate about pursuing their future careers. Also, I wanted to find an organization that would offer service and leadership opportunities while promoting scholarship in their members.

How do you balance your involvement on campus with your academic excellence? Most of the time, I try to schedule student organization events into

my calendar in advance so I can plan ahead to study if I have a busy week.

What has been your favorite ALD activity? My favorite ALD event was the induction ceremony during my sophomore year because it was a neat experience to help induct new members into such a prestigious organization. Also, I loved seeing the proud faces of parents, family, and friends as their student was inducted.

Q &A There is a certain type of energy you get when you are surrounded by a group of people who are focused and driven, like those inducted into ALD. It put me on track toward further leadership development which impacts my life to this day.

What role did you play in ALD?

I was the chapter President. We led dozens of events and even were featured in The Flame magazine.

I hope to be a pediatric physicianresearcher and work with underserved populations.

Steve Gangloff, MD SUNY Fredonia

Inducted November 13, 2009 Current Job: Neurology Resident

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How did ALD impact your undergraduate career?

What’s next after college?

What’s the best piece of career advice you've ever received?

Never stop working on yourself and learning, in every area. Being well-rounded and open to growth will only open doors.

What advice do you have for students thinking about joining ALD?

One of the most important things you can do for your career (any career), and more importantly for yourself, is to place yourself in

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leadership roles early on. ALD is a perfect way to practice leadership on a campus, community, or even national level, with a group of likeminded and equally exceptional individuals.

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Bryan Gilliland

Q &A

The University of Alabama Inducted April 11, 2019 Career Goal: Professor

STUDENT

What has been your favorite ALD activity so far? I’ve enjoyed being able to meet with other ALD members to find ways to better our honor society.

a university setting. By that same token, the motivation driving me to stay involved helps me keep focused on my studies. It all goes hand-in-hand.

How has ALD helped How do you balance your involvement on campus with you with your leadership development? your academic excellence? I see on-campus involvement and academic success as strong complements to one another. Without strong academic performance, one can’t truly become a leader among peers in

ALD allowed me to be a leader in my first year of school, serving as president for our chapter. This lit the spark in me to continue to become involved and lead in other organizations throughout my college career. ALD was

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STUDENT

Why did you join ALD?

I was invited to join ALD as a founding member of the honor society on campus. I thought it would be a great way to meet and work with other students who were focused on academic excellence.

Stephanie Fairchild

Georgia Gwinnett College

Inducted April 11, 2019 Career Goal: Elementary School Teacher What has been your favorite ALD activity?

My favorite ALD activity was the annual conference in Buffalo this past October. I was able to meet students and advisors from across the country as well as brainstorm and work with students in How do you balance your leadership skills and planning. I involvement in campus was able to bring this information activities with your academic back to help my chapter grow.

excellence?

I balance my involvement in campus activities and academic excellence by keeping my focus on my studies and setting goals.

the catalyst for all of my college leadership experience.

advanced degrees in education. One of my passions is helping struggling readers, so I am interested in a master’s in reading recovery.

What’s next for you after college? After my bachelor's degree, I plan to teach and pursue

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NEW CHAPTER: CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY March 12, 2019

The Chicago State University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta was installed by Anthony Helms, former Professional Member-at-Large of Alpha Lambda Delta and chapter advisor at Western Michigan University, at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The ceremony was held in the Academic Library on campus, in Chicago, IL.

Chapter advisor Nicole Richardson served as master of ceremonies for the event. Richardson introduced Helms, who offered welcome remarks and encouraged attendees to focus on their how as they move forward with starting a new ALD chapter. Helms officially installed the chapter and the 43 new student inductees. Honorary members included Associate Provost and Professor of Political Science Dr. Thomas B. Rowan III, Professor of Sociology Dr. Louis P. McFarland, Director of First-Year Experience MaToya S. Marsh, and chapter advisor and Academic Support and Learning Specialist Nicole Richardson. After the event concluded, pictures were taken of the newly inducted members.

NEW CHAPTER: UTICA COLLEGE March 22, 2019

The Utica College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta was installed by Executive Director Eileen Merberg, at 3:00 pm on Friday, March 22, 2019. The ceremony was held in the Carbone Auditorium in the Economic Crime and Justice Studies Building in Utica, NY.

Alpha Lambda Delta chapter inducted 126 students. Honorary members included chapter advisor Lauryn Moore, Assistant Director of New Student Programs, and Mathew Vincent, Area Coordinator in Student Living and College Engagement.

Merberg served as master of ceremonies, and the keynote speaker was Dr. Timothy Ecklund, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students and Campus Life. The charter group of this

Adonis Gahovic, the newly-installed chapter president commented, “I’m very excited to be taking on this role. I want to thank everyone for being here, and thanks to Lauryn for all she did to put together the ceremony. I hope to be the best president that I can be. Congratulations to everyone here today.” A reception with lots of food and cake followed the induction. New members and their guests mingled and took pictures.

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NEW CHAPTER: CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY March 28, 2019

members attended to celebrate their accomplishments.

On March 28, 2019, Alpha Lambda Delta added a new chapter at Campbellsville University, located in Campbellsville, KY.

The installation ceremony and reception were held in Banquet Hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center. The installing officers were Dr. Mike Nichols, former National Council member, and Ms. Denise Hall, a member of the Transylvania chapter where she served as Vice President and as senior advisor.

Advisors Dr. Justy Engle and Dr. Craig Rogers were also initiated as honorary members. Dr. Engle is Assistant Professor of English, and Dr. Rogers is Professor of Psychology and Honors Program Director. Other honorary members included Megan Barnes, Dr. Dan Phillips, and President Michael Carter.

Dr. Nichols and Ms. Hall brought greetings and congratulations from the National Council and expressed their personal delight that Campbellsville University would become part of the Alpha Lambda Delta family. Seventy student members and five honorary members were initiated, and many family

NEW CHAPTER: MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE April 5, 2019

The Missouri Valley College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta was installed by Dr. Edna Steele, Professional Member-at-Large, at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 5, 2019. The ceremony was held in the Bacon Conference Center on campus, in Marshall, MO. Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Diane Bartholomew began the ceremony by welcoming everyone, and President Bonnie Humphrey followed with her welcome message. Chapter advisor Amollie Stoermer, Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist, co-facilitated the installation with Dr. Steele.

Bellamy, Associate Dean of Students; Dr. Christopher Libby, Professor of Theology and Ethics; Dr. Heath Morgan, Vice President of Student Affairs; and Diane Yadrich, Director of Student Activities. A brief reception took place after the ceremony, with a beautiful cake. Students mingled and took pictures.

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NEW CHAPTER: WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY April 8, 2019

The Westfield State University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta was installed by Lisa Ruch, Vice President of Chapter Relations and Expansion, at 4:00 pm on Monday, April 8, 2019. The ceremony was held on campus in Scanlon Hall, in Westfield, MA.

Dean of Faculty and chapter advisor Enrique MoralesDiaz served as master of ceremonies for the event.

So many family members and friends attended that chairs had to be added to the room! Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Diane Prusank served as the keynote speaker. Ruch and Morales-Diaz officially installed the chapter and the 87 new student inductees. Honorary members included Provost Prusank, Dean Morales-Diaz, Dean of Undergraduate Studies Christina Swaidan, Vice President Susan Lamontagne, Assistant Director of Retention Nicole West, Associate Dean of Academic Achievement Maureen McCartney, Academic Deans Emily Todd, Jennifer Hanselman, and Juline Mills, and President of Westfield State Ramon Torrecilha. After the event concluded, there were many family members eager to take pictures with their newly inducted students.

NEW CHAPTER: GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE April 16, 2019

The Georgia Gwinnett College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta was installed by Dr. Glenda Earwood, former Executive Director, at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The ceremony was held in the Heritage Room of the Daniel Kaufman Library on campus in Lawrenceville, GA. Chapter advisor Darrah Henry served as Master of Ceremony, and Dr. T. J. Arant, Senior Vice President

of Academic and Student Affairs and Provost, welcomed the group. Dr. Earwood was the keynote speaker and spoke of the many opportunities offered by ALD. The charter group of this Alpha Lambda Delta chapter inducted 83 students. Honorary members included Provost Arant; Dr. Justin Jernigan, Dean of the School of Transitional Studies; Dr. Karen F. Jackson, Associate Dean for Advising Programs and Assistant Professor of Education; Dr. DeAnna Jackson, Associate Director of Advising Programs; and Darrah Henry, Administrative Assistant III. Parents, faculty, and administrators also attended the event. A brief reception was held after the event.

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NEW CHAPTER: MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY April 25, 2019

The Mount St. Joseph University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta was installed by Tracy Hart, Professional Member-at-Large, at 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The ceremony was held in the theatre on campus, in Cincinnati, OH. A formal reception was held before the ceremony. Hart and chapter advisor Mary Mazuk, Director of the Academic Advising Resource Center, served as comasters of ceremonies. Hart installed the chapter, and 78 student members were inducted.

and Assistant Dean for Student Engagement and Leadership Warren Grove. There were approximately 120 people in attendance. Chapter co-advisor, Brandon Johnson commented, “We're very excited about this opportunity.� This excitement was felt all throughout the ceremony.

Honorary members included Chapter Advisor Mazuk, Associate Provost for Academic Support Dr. Maggie Davis, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Dr. Christa Currie, Associate Professor in Psychology Dr. Tracy McDonough, Dean of Students Janet Cox,

NEW CHAPTER: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, MONTEREY BAY October 11, 2019

The California State University, Monterey Bay chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta was installed by Eileen Merberg, Executive Director, at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 11, 2019. The ceremony was held in the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library on campus, in Seaside, CA.

Installing Officer Eileen Merberg began the ceremony by welcoming everyone and beginning the installation. Dr. Leslie Williams, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, served as the keynote speaker and commended the students on their academic excellence.

Global Studies; Kyle T. Amore, Coordinator of Living Learning; and Kris Roney, Associate Vice President for Academic Programs. When the ceremony concluded, students and their families mingled and took pictures, often next to their names on the hand drawn charter.

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ALD 2019 ADVISOR AWARDS Each year, Executive Director Eileen Merberg recognizes those advisors who have gone above and beyond for their Alpha Lambda Delta chapter. This year six were selected for their exceptional efforts. Alpha Lambda Delta thanks them for their hard work, dedication, and excellent service.

Dr. Justin Badgerow, Elizabethtown College

Dr. Badgerow is an Associate Professor of Music at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA, and has been the ALD advisor since 2011. He attended the 2018 ALD National Leadership Conference and was featured on an advisor panel. He is known for always helping his ALD chapter and its members no matter how busy he may be, and their consistent membership numbers prove his devotion to the chapter.

Larry Cloud, University of Arkansas

Cloud is Associate Director of New Student and Family Programs at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville. He has been an ALD advisor since 2018. He put a great deal of effort into recruitment this year and more than tripled membership numbers as a result! We appreciate his thoughtful and energetic approach to the chapter.

Dori Eichelberger, California University of Pennsylvania

Eichelberger is the Director of Peer Mentoring for the Office of Academic Success at California University of Pennsylvania in California, PA, and has been an ALD advisor since 2017. She has assisted the Cal U chapter in maintaining excellence by asking thoughtful questions, advocating for her students, and encouraging her chapter to partner with other campus offices and organizations to expand ALD’s presence and offerings.

Rick Funk, University of Alabama

Funk is the Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and he has been the ALD advisor since 2004. Rick consistently produces high membership numbers each year and worked with his chapter to establish a social media presence. ALD appreciates how diligent he is in communicating with the National Office.

Dr. Ja' Wanda Grant, Xavier University of Louisiana

Dr. Grant is the Special Assistant to the Provost for Scholarship Development and Institutional Alliances at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, and she has been an ALD advisor since 2018. She was one of the first advisors to pilot Zoom Meetings with the National Office. She worked hard to ensure her students knew about national scholarships and opportunities, and has been a great ALD ambassador on her campus.

Laura Yates, University of Texas at Austin

Yates is a Student Development Specialist II in the First-Year Experience office at the University of Texas at Austin, and she has been the ALD advisor since 2018. She has worked tirelessly to get her joint ALD-PES chapter back on track. She consistently acts with her chapter’s best interest in mind, even if it means more work for herself.

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ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA'S 2019 OUTSTANDING ADVISOR OF THE YEAR DR. SUSAN HUFFMAN, PURDUE UNIVERSITY

The National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta selected Dr. Susan Melson Huffman, Associate Director of Administration and Assignments for University Residences at Purdue University, to be the recipient of the Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award for 2019. The Purdue University chapter was the second chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta and has been active since 1926. Dr. Huffman was inducted as a member of Alpha Lambda Delta during her freshman year at Purdue in 1975 and has advised the Purdue chapter for 33 years. She served on Alpha Lambda Delta’s National Council for 21 years, culminating with her nine-year term as president from 2009 to 2018. She retired from the National Council in June 2018 but has remained as the advisor of the Alpha Lambda Delta chapter at Purdue. She has attended and presented at ALD National Leadership Conferences consistently for over twenty years. Dr. Huffman received the Alpha Lambda Delta Executive Director’s Advisors of the Year recognition in 2013 and 2006. Under her leadership, the chapter won the prestigious Order of the Torch award in 2016, 2012, 2008, 2004, and 2000, and won the Maintaining the Flame award in 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009, and 2005. Purdue also earned a Delta Bronze chapter membership award in 2017. During Dr. Huffman’s tenure, Purdue University students have consistently won national scholarships and fellowships every year since 2004.

New Offering by ALD: ALD Perks

If you’re a member of ALD, you can sign up to participate in the new ALD Perks program. This program offers you over 302,000 discounts and perks from across 10,000 cities, as well as Health and Financial Wellness sections filled with workouts, recipes, budgeting tips, and more! Sign up today, free through ALD: www.nationalald.org/aldperks

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GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS Being a high-achieving student often leads to career paths that require advanced degrees. Because we recognize this comes as an additional financial burden to our students, we offer 26 Graduate Fellowships designed to help offset graduate school costs. ALD funds $76,000 worth of Graduate Fellowships each year to help our members achieve their career goals. Graduate Fellowships are named after ALD influencers. Read more about them at www.nationalald.org/fellowshiphistory.

Aahana Bajracharya, Wesleyan College

$3,000 Scholarship to study Imaging Science at Washington University in St. Louis The Dr. Herman "Butch" Hill Graduate Fellowship “I plan to use neuroimaging methods such as functional MRI and Optical Tomographic Imaging in my research design to gain a broader understanding of the neural bases of interpersonal communication.”

Holly Bernhold, Otterbein University

$3,000 Scholarship to study Physical Therapy at Ohio University The Dr. Maude Etheredge Graduate Fellowship “As a Developmental Physical Therapist, I will improve care for children in outpatient settings around the world and delight in seeing their smiles when they take their first steps, hug their parents for the first time, and sit up on their own.”

Daniel Cooper, Transylvania University

$4,000 Scholarship to study Medicine at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine The Dr. Patricia Graham Graduate Fellowship “Working at a free clinic for uninsured and underserved populations has motivated me to marry my passions for medicine and public health care. Besides treating patients, I will work to fix the disparity in medical access through research and public health education.”

Sabrina Dycus, Purdue University

$3,000 Scholarship to study Pharmacy at Purdue University The Dr. Mike Nichols Graduate Fellowship “Having worked in several pharmacies, I plan to assist patients on high-risk therapies such as anticoagulant and anti-diabetic medications in an outpatient clinic by answering questions, providing education, and making any needed changes to their therapy.” Alpha Lambda Delta

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Rebecca Ebert, Bowling Green State University

$3,000 Scholarship to study Speech-Language Pathology at BGSU The Miriam Shelden Graduate Fellowship “As a speech-language therapist, I will help military personnel with traumatic brain injuries, aphasia, and memory loss and also assist professional singers with vocal health through voice therapy.”

Jason Erno, Clemson University

$6,500 Scholarship to study Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina The Dean Maria Leonard Graduate Fellowship “My long-term goal as a pediatric oncologist is to conduct research with cancer biomarkers to develop cures and treatments. During medical school, I want to research cancer biology and specifically the BRCA2 gene, commonly associated with breast cancer.”

Rachel Goetz, South Dakota State University

$4,000 Scholarship for Physician Assistant Studies at the University of South Dakota The Dr. Martha Wade Graduate Fellowship “Having a passion for preventative care and public health, I plan to pursue a doctorate in public health with emphasis on the relationship of physical activity and health for middleaged and older adults.”

Taylor Hanson, Saint Vincent College

$4,000 Scholarship to study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania The Dorothy Anderson Graduate Fellowship “As a general practice veterinarian, I will care for small and exotic animals, with an emphasis on avian medicine. Using my diagnostic tools and clinical knowledge I will treat animals I see on a regular basis.”

Emily Holbert, Converse College

$3,000 Scholarship to study Communication at Queens University of Charlotte The Katharine Cater Graduate Fellowship “I hope to explore the effects of electronic communication within the corporate world and develop business leadership programs that foster interpersonal and group communications. Eventually I hope to teach at the college level.” The Flame

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Mariah Hutchinson, Hanover College

$3,000 Scholarship to study Education at Johns Hopkins University The Dr. May Brunson Graduate Fellowship “Whether I work in a classroom, transition to a leadership position, or pursue work with an educational non-profit, my goal is to make excellent education a reality for all children.”

Misti Jeffers, East Tennessee State University

$3,000 Scholarship to study Social Policy at Brandeis University The Gladys Bell Graduate Fellowship “Working at the interface of research, policy, and practice to understand social issues, I hope to use evidence-based research to make sustainable changes to bring about social justice.”

Taylor Kupneski, University of Cincinnati

$4,000 Scholarship to study Genetic Counseling at the University of South Carolina The Dr. Margaret Berry Graduate Fellowship “I hope to work as a genetic counselor, assisting patients with abnormal ultrasounds to understand the recommended medical treatment and prognosis as well as the implications for the current and future pregnancies.”

Rebecca Laury, University of Central Arkansas

$5,000 Scholarship to study Physical Therapy at the University of Central Arkansas The Mary Jane Stevenson Graduate Fellowship “A DPT degree will allow me to work in a pediatric hospital with a focus on inpatient care and research. After continuing research on potential uses of biofeedback treatments, I can create new treatment plans that enhance physical therapy.”

Jasmine Major, University of Houston-Downtown

$3,000 Scholarship to study Social Work at the University of Houston The Dean Adele Hagner Stamp Graduate Fellowship “After becoming a licensed clinical social worker, I will seek an additional license in children and adolescent play therapy to help children who can’t express themselves verbally.” Alpha Lambda Delta

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Anastacia Maurer, Oakland University

$4,000 Scholarship to study Museum Studies at SUNY Oneonta The Betty Jo Hudson Graduate Fellowship “I am passionate about the potential of museums to provide cultural enrichment, community building, and nontraditional learning. I hope to work in a museum development department, eventually becoming a director of development for a major museum.”

Amie Musselman, Ohio University

$3,000 Scholarship for Critical Studies in Educational Foundations at Ohio University The Dean Christine Conaway Graduate Fellowship “To foster inclusive classrooms that couple students’ interests with course content and critical thinking, I plan to study the socio-political context of education, uncovering how factors like race, gender, and class affect individuals’ access to education.”

Shejuti Paul, University of Alabama-Birmingham

$4,000 Scholarship to study Medicine at the University of Alabama The Dr. Glenda Earwood Graduate Fellowship “I plan to apply for a residency in internal medicine with a double concentration in vulnerable populations and clinical research. As an internist, I will encounter varied and complex medical situations and develop close relationships with patients.”

Nikitha Pothireddy, University of California-Los Angeles $3,000 Scholarship to study Medicine at the University of Iowa The Kathryn Phillips Graduate Fellowship

“As a patient, I learned that doctors often have to become detectives when there is no simple cure. As a physician, I want to act as listener as well as detective and healer to promote better health for my patients.”

Haris Qureshi, University of Connecticut

$4,000 Scholarship to study Academic Medicine at the University of Connecticut The Barbara Quilling Graduate Fellowship “To pursue my passion for improving human quality of life and addressing global health care challenges, I hope to apply research on drug delivery and immunotherapy and use new technologies to improve access to care.”

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Emily Ramser, Salem College

$3,000 Scholarship to study English and Teaching at Texas Woman's University The Dr. Margaret Cuninggim Graduate Fellowship “My goal is to create challenging, interdisciplinary, arts-integrated, and student-centered lesson plans that inspire student creativity and are adaptable for different academic levels in each classroom.”

Grace Rosenbarger, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis $3,000 Scholarship to study English at IUPUI The Alice Lloyd Graduate Fellowship

“Having seen a disconnect between best practices in teaching writing and classroom practice, particularly in urban schools, I will specialize in teaching writing and explore a cultural rhetorics approach to urban education and youth outreach.”

Youssef Souryal, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis $3,000 Scholarship to study Computer Engineering at IUPUI The Dr. Warner Moore Graduate Fellowship

“As a child, I wondered why I couldn’t use electronics when airplanes took off and landed, only later learning they interfered with the pilots’ crucial guidance systems. Ever since, I have been fascinated with avionics and hope to work as a team manager in a research and development lab in the area of navigation and communication.”

Divya Sripathy, University of Southern California

$3,000 Scholarship to study Business Analytics at the University of Southern California The Gladys Pennington Graduate Fellowship “As a business analyst in the biotechnology industry, I will help biotech companies harness data in creative ways to make business decisions that improve patient outcomes. My specific interest lies in using machine learning and statistical models to optimize marketing and product management.”

Tyler Werland, University of Texas at San Antonio $3,000 Scholarship to study Data Analytics at UTSA The Dr. Helen Clarke Graduate Fellowship

“With the goal of teaching at the college level, I plan to study organizational behavior and management, concentrating on the psychology of leadership, teams, and organizations.”

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Annalisa Wilder, Western Michiagn University

$3,000 Scholarship to study Public Policy and Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan The Dr. Harry Hale Graduate Fellowship “I hope to gain the degrees necessary to work on international development issues at the federal level, with a special emphasis on protecting the environment and vulnerable peoples around the world by analyzing water development and energy access policy.”

Timothy Yeung, Washington & Jefferson College

$4,000 Scholarship to study Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University The Dr. Louise McBee Graduate Fellowship “Volunteering at a hospital, I learned the importance of teamwork and interacting with patients. I aspire to be the most caring yet informed and effective physician that I know I can be.”

ALD’s Educational Partners

Alpha Lambda Delta has partnered with various companies to provide ALD members with exclusive educational and internship benefits. Read more at www.nationalald.org/partners.

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JAMES G. STEMLER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS We understand the importance of having a global perspective. With increasing travel costs, we know funding a trip abroad has its challenges. That’s why we offer 20 study abroad scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. ALD invests $30,000 annually to ensure our members studying abroad can have a life-changing experience. Dr. James G. Stemler was Alpha Lambda Delta's first male National President (2003-09). He is a very vocal proponent and promoter of studies abroad. Read more at www.nationalald.org/stemlerhistory.

Where in the world are the 2019 Stemler Scholars?

Emily Combs, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis $2,000 Scholarship to study in Barcelona, Spain Marketing major

“The phrase ‘study abroad’ implies in its last syllable why I want to study in Spain: to broaden my life perspective, understanding of international business, Spanish fluency, social circle, and cultural understanding.”

Jaime Davis, Purdue University

$1,000 Scholarship to study in Madrid, Spain Mechanical Engineering major “Engineering is a global profession. Taking classes in Spain will enhance my ability to work with people from around the world and allow me to experience different teaching styles. Studying abroad will help me grow personally and professionally.”

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Zoe Douglas, University of Oklahoma

$2,000 Scholarship to study in Reading, England Meteorology major “Studying in England will increase my meteorological knowledge, but what motivates me the most is the opportunity to experience the geography, history, customs, and food of another country.”

Jacob Genuise, University of Oklahoma

$2,000 Scholarship to study in cities throughout Italy and in Melbourne, Australia Meteorology major “I am immensely interested in the political, social, and scientific intricacies of global warming. To learn first-hand how other countries are responding to this challenge is an incredibly exciting prospect.”

Megan Gust, Western Michigan University $1,000 Scholarship to study in South Africa Criminal Justice and Sociology major

“While studying abroad, I will collect data for an undergraduate honors thesis focusing on how college-aged South African youth use alcohol compared to how U.S. youth use alcohol. Studying another culture will illuminate my own culture.”

Preston Hart, Baylor University

$2,000 Scholarship to study in the Mondavio province in Italy Applied Music major “To reach my goal of becoming a professional classical vocalist and voice teacher, I plan to use my study abroad to enhance my performance skills, improve my Italian language and diction skills, and grow academically. The cultural immersion will push me to be flexible in unfamiliar surroundings.”

Leigha Hermann, Purdue University

$2,000 Scholarship to study in Florence, Italy Law & Society and Psychological Sciences major “I chose this program because the courses support my major and I will enjoy experiencing Florence’s culture, language, and food for the first time.”

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Christopher Jackson, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis $1,000 Scholarship to study in Paros, Greece Media Arts & Sciences major

“Through studying abroad, I hope to gain valuable international experience working with new media and marketing, specifically related to European and other Eastern cultures.”

Saumya Kagal, University of Oklahoma

$1,000 Scholarship to study in Puebla, Mexico Community Health major “Spanish speakers are an increasing demographic in the United States. As a future physician, I want to speak Spanish fluently so that I can better serve my patients.”

Alyssa Kane, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis $2,000 Scholarship to study in Milan, Venice, and Rome, Italy Finance and International Studies major

“While I hope to gain a solid educational foundation, I also hope to experience and enjoy the full scope of Italian culture. The unpredictability and stress of international travel will challenge me to become more independent and develop stronger problem-solving skills.”

Catherine Lemus, Western Michigan University $2,000 Scholarship to study in Oslo, Norway Marketing major

“I am eager to study marketing in Norway to see how business theories are applied there, customs vary in another country, and volunteerism and community service are supported in the business culture. I will bring these ideas back to the United States.”

Colleen McGovern, Elizabethtown College $1,000 Scholarship to study in Limerick, Ireland Occupational Therapy major

“I thrive on routine, consistency, and structure, yet I am eager to enhance my skill set by doing exactly the opposite. While abroad, I want to learn to thrive in ambiguity, become comfortable with new situations, and increase my independence.”

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Dana Middendorf, The Ohio State University $1,000 Scholarship to study in Lima, Peru Biomedical Science major

“My class in medical Spanish and living with a host family will equip me with the vocabulary to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients and help me empathize with people from another culture. Field visits to hospitals in Peru will give me insights into global public health.”

Miranda Morris, University of Maryland

$2,000 Scholarship to study in Salamanca and Barcelona, Spain History and Communication major “While completing my Spanish Literature, Linguistics, and Culture minor, this immersive experience will enhance my language skills and confidence and give me a new global perspective.”

Lindsey Norris, Meredith College

$1,000 Scholarship to study in Costa Rica Social Work major “Immersing myself in the language and culture of Costa Rica will help me develop my language skills and cultural awareness. I will become a global citizen.”

Brooke Smith, High Point University

$2,000 Scholarship to study on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal Biology and Exercise Science major “In the mountains of Nepal, I will apply my knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and exercise science as I hike altitude extremes. I will better understand how the amazing human body can withstand the effects of altitude and stress that high-level athletes experience on a daily basis.”

Nicole Sussman, Baylor University

$1,000 Scholarship to study in Costa Rica Elementary Education major “I fell in love with Costa Rica on a mission trip. I will return and gain field experience in local elementary schools, interact with other education students, explore the country, and directly experience more of the culture.”

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Kaitlyn Wertz, Kent State University

$1,000 Scholarship to study in Florence, Italy Nutrition major “Studying abroad has always been my dream. It will be a new adventure and give me a deeper appreciation for global diversity and the world around me.”

Freya Whittaker, Dickinson College

$2,000 Scholarship to study in Copenhagen, Denmark Psychology and French major “I plan to study positive psychology, a subfield of psychology not widely offered in the U.S. in undergraduate courses. This will give me a new perspective on my field and force me to think differently about other global cultures.”

Katherine Zerit, University of Memphis $1,000 Scholarship to study in Cusco, Peru Psychology major

“An experienced Spanish student, I have never immersed myself in the language and culture. Living in Cusco will support my future profession as a speech-language pathologist when I work with the Spanish-speaking population.”

Scholarship Funds Redistributed to Prioritize Undergraduate Scholarships In June 2019, the National Council passed a motion to reduce the monetary amount of the Graduate Fellowships program and increase the number of scholarships provided to undergraduate students through the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship program from 37 scholarships totaling $89,000 to 50 scholarships totaling $105,000. The year prior, the Council had redistributed $10,000 and added another scholarship, bringing the Trow scholarship amount up $13,000 from 2017. That’s a 38% increase in available funds for undergraduate students in just two years! Alpha Lambda Delta

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JO ANNE J. TROW UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

We know paying for college can be difficult. That’s why we now offer 50 undergraduate scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 each. With over $105,000 awarded annually, we strive to assist our members in completing their undergraduate degrees. Jo Anne J. Trow was National President from 1985-88. During her term, she restructured ALD's leadership to streamline operations across the country.

Madison Boezinger, University of Southern California $3,000 Scholarship; Business Administration major

“ALD has sparked my desire to master the skills needed to lead an evolving organization. I have learned that surrounding myself with people with similar motivations yet differing perspectives leads to great success.”

Han Hong Cao, Dickinson College

$1,000 Scholarship; International Studies major “Induction into ALD renewed a sense of pride in myself that I did not know was lost when I first entered college. ALD’s service events taught me that success in college requires more than doing well on exams and attending class.”

Danielle Chorba, Saint Vincent College $1,000 Scholarship; Biochemistry major

“Serving on the ALD executive board taught me leadership, time management, and dedication—lifelong qualities I will need for the rest of my college career and life.”

Katie Clark, Valley City State University

$1,000 Scholarship; Elementary Education major “ALD has allowed me to be who I am—a good student who works hard—without being judged for it. I enjoy interacting with ALD members who are in college to learn, not because they are forced to be or just want to play sports.”

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Elizabeth Coleman, Northwestern State University

$3,000 Scholarship; Hospitality, Management, and Tourism major “ALD led me to develop leadership skills to serve our campus and community. Working with other officers taught me to communicate better, keep an open mind, and hold myself to a high standard.”

Emily Combs, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis $3,000 Scholarship; Marketing major

“ALD gave me a sense of belonging on campus. I’ve built relationships with students from different majors and schools within the university, people who would otherwise have been strangers.”

Christian Costa de Souza, Warner University $1,000 Scholarship; Business Administration major

“ALD made me hungry to help other people succeed. Through community service, fellowship, and other activities, I helped inspire my peers to excel academically and believe in themselves.”

Kaila Daniels, University of California-Los Angeles $3,000 Scholarship; Pre-Human Biology and Society major

“I find happiness in helping others, bringing people together, and working toward causes. ALD has given me the opportunity to do these things. I look forward to the meetings where ideas are welcomed and considered.”

Jaime Davis, Purdue University

$1,000 Scholarship; Mechanical Engineering major “It is easy to get lost at a university among the large number of strangers. Joining ALD and becoming a leader in a smaller group taught me to speak in front of crowds, take charge of responsibilities, and lead by example.”

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Nina Dellarte, Delaware Valley University $2,000 Scholarship; Animal Science major

“My membership in ALD has opened many doors for me on my campus. I have met, shared ideas, and created events with faculty, staff, and students I would not have met otherwise.”

Zoe Douglas, University of Oklahoma $3,000 Scholarship; Meteorology major

“ALD is the first organization that accepted me as a leader, creating opportunities for new friendships. ALD helped me to appreciate Oklahoma as my new home and believed in me at a time when I hardly believed in myself.”

Kaitlyn Edinger, Elizabethtown College

$6,000 Scholarship; Occupational Therapy major “ALD has provided me with numerous opportunities to grow out of my comfort zone and interact with students whom I would not otherwise have encountered and who share my values.”

Janelle Fassi, Saint Anselm College

$3,000 Scholarship; Communication and Psychology major “Before ALD, I felt insecure as a leader, afraid to speak out and ask for help. ALD has sharpened my abilities as a leader, community member, and student. I look forward to serving ALD two more years as junior and senior advisor.”

Brianna Ferraro, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

$1,000 Scholarship; Special Education and Elementary Education major “ALD saw my potential as a first-year student and gave me confidence in myself and my abilities. I have applied skills I have acquired through ALD to my jobs, other campus organizations, and my personal life.”

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Helen Fish, Bucknell University

$6,000 Scholarship; Accounting, Financial Management, and Economics major “ALD has helped me develop skills in community-building, problem-solving, and communication, all essential for strong leadership. Our ALD events foster connectedness among our members and with the organization.”

Ariana Garcia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro $1,000 Scholarship; Political Science major

“I recommend ALD to every freshman I know because it provides a positive, welcoming environment where goal-oriented students can break out of their comfort zones, meet new people, and impact our community.”

Jacob Genuise, University of Oklahoma $6,000 Scholarship; Meteorology major

“ALD has shown me the importance of investing in the community. Service events have shown me the struggles and obstacles others face and made me thankful that am able to go to college.”

Kelley Gosling, High Point University

$2,000 Scholarship; Exercise Science and Pre-Athletic Training major “The skills of leadership, communication, and accountability that I have learned through ALD will help me in my profession, especially as a woman entering a male-dominated field. I am thrilled with the opportunities ALD has given me.”

Utkarsh Hardia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

$1,000 Scholarship; Computer Science and Mathematics major “Through ALD, I met super-talented and resourceful students who have given me precious advice on how to succeed in college and suggestions about academic and research opportunities.”

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Sarah Harris, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis $3,000 Scholarship; Media Arts and Sciences major

“Serving as ALD’s webmaster gave me valuable experience in my field, allowing me to plan, design, develop, and deploy a website on WordPress, a popular content management system. I was able to customize it using my coding skills.”

Emma Kanning, Kent State University $3,000 Scholarship; Digital Sciences major

“I haven’t found anywhere else a support system of people who share my view of academics and service and who encourage and mentor me to be the best I can be and achieve beyond what I thought I could achieve.”

Charlotte Kim, University of Southern California $1,000 Scholarship; Communication major

“Speaking in public through ALD helped me overcome my Erythrophobia (fear of blushing). Even though I am an extrovert, I have had bouts of social phobia in the past. Now I speak without blushing in classes.”

Natalie Leinbach, University of Maryland

$1,000 Scholarship; Communication and Economics major “In the past, I often underestimated myself. I am grateful to ALD for inspiring me to become ambitious. I am now pursuing a double degree and extracurriculars with confidence, intensity, and passion.”

Wendy Liu, University of Southern California

$1,000 Scholarship; Communication and Psychology major “My ALD family provided me with support to pursue my degree and opportunity to form lifelong friendships with talented individuals. I am confident I can succeed due to this strong foundation.”

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Michael Lowry, University of Oklahoma $6,000 Scholarship; Civil Engineering major

“As an international student just arrived in Oklahoma, I was so overwhelmed that I retreated from campus involvement. Joining ALD caused me to change my mindset and transformed my college experience.”

Sadie Martin, Western Michigan University

$2,000 Scholarship; Psychology: Behavioral Science major “ALD taught me the value of surrounding myself with positive people who encourage greatness in me and our community. ALD gave me the tools and connections to succeed and helped me mature.”

Maria Martinez, Converse College

$2,000 Scholarship; Political Science, Spanish, and Psychology major “As a participant in sports, academics, and work, I have found through ALD help in balancing time and responsibilities, and it has enriched my life through community service. ALD builds character.”

Alondra Martinez Osorno, Washington & Jefferson College $2,000 Scholarship; Biophysics and French major

“I thank ALD for providing me with a leadership position early in my college career where I learned that communication, connection, and community are essential characteristics of leadership. I now have the confidence to pursue other leadership roles.”

Mackenzie Meyer, McDaniel College $3,000 Scholarship; Biology major

“Coming from California to Maryland, I was worried about connections I would make, but ALD gave me the opportunity to meet people on campus, from friendly peers with similar goals to amazing advisors and mentors.”

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Judy Nanaw, George Mason University $1,000 Scholarship; Public Health major

“As an off-campus student, ALD helped me meet new people, including some amazing friends who have made me feel loved and important. I have gained the college experience that I craved in an unexpected way.”

Jennifer Romanchek, Purdue University

$1,000 Scholarship; Hospitality and Tourism Management major “ALD is a source of pride for me. I appreciate the recognition of my high academic standing and the hard work and sacrifice it has taken to achieve a high GPA. ALD’s greatest impact for me has been meeting other serious students.”

Michael Sekich, Western Michigan University

$1,000 Scholarship; Political Science: Public Law major “My first semester of college was terrifying because I had traveled far from home. I knew I had to join a group or club, but I didn’t find the right fit until I got the invitation to join ALD. At the induction ceremony, I knew this group was something special.”

Whitnie Warren, Linfield College

$2,000 Scholarship; Elementary Education major “I have engaged in community service activities my whole life, but service opportunities through ALD have been the most life-changing because I really felt I was making a difference.”

Michila Weddle, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis $6,000 Scholarship; Accounting and Finance major

“In my small high school, I knew I possessed strong leadership qualities, but there were few opportunities to lead. Becoming service chair for IUPUI’s successful ALD chapter allowed me to lead and to serve, my two favorite activities.”

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Sarah Wellert, Kent State University

$1,000 Scholarship; Integrated Social Studies (7-12) major “ALD has helped me understand the importance of working as a team and being fluid. We can plan everything to the tiniest detail, but something unexpected always happens that requires working together to accomplish the task at hand.”

Tony Wilson, University of Georgia

$2,000 Scholarship; Business Management major “Through ALD I have met brilliant individuals with their own unique experiences, beliefs, ideas, and goals as well as different backgrounds and cultures. I would never have met these people otherwise.”

Katherine Zerit, University of Memphis $3,000 Scholarship; Psychology major

“Moving into an ALD leadership position as a sophomore was a challenge. I often felt lost. But with time and a reliable group of officers, I discovered my full leadership potential. ALD has transformed me as a person, a leader, and a communicator.”

NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT 2020: HELPING CHILDREN The National Service Project encourages all chapters to be involved and give back to your community. The National Office is inviting all chapters to plan a service event focusing on this year’s topic: HELPING CHILDREN. It can be teaching a few kids a special skill, collecting and donating supplies to a classroom, planning a program around child hunger, coordinating with a local elementary to invite lowincome students to shadow a college student for the day, organizing an after school tutoring program, being a buddy for a child in the hospital, and more. To find more ideas, and to submit your project, visit:

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CHAPTER ACTIVITY SPOTLIGHTS Alpha Lambda Delta chapters are encouraged to submit spotlights highlighting an important chapter activity. The chapter may choose to spotlight their recruitment efforts, a service project, an educational program, or their induction ceremony. Looking for new ideas for your chapter? Read on! To be included in next year’s magazine, chapters must submit their spotlight through the Alpha Lambda Delta website by December 1. www.nationalald.org/flamesubmission

The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) New Inductees and Beat Auburn Beat Hunger By Andrea Scheiner, chapter editor The University of Alabama chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta proudly held its fall initiation ceremony on November 10th, 2019. The ceremony took place in the Heritage Room of the Ferguson Student Center, where family and friends gathered to show support for over twenty new members who were inducted. Among the inductees were two scholarship winners, Jylexus Burks and Josephine Horan, whose dedication to both academic and extracurricular endeavors was found to be extraordinary. All of the new inductees were encouraged not only to continue in their scholastic achievements and academic successes, but also to make a positive impact on their campus and community through service. To highlight the importance of service to the Alpha Lambda Delta community, all the initiates brought cans of food to the ceremony to be donated to Beat Auburn Beat Hunger. Beat Auburn Beat Hunger is a competitive food drive in partnership with Auburn University that is held leading up to the Iron Bowl, and the donations provided to the canned food drive by both new initiates and general members alike aided in the University of Alabama winning the competition. Through student body contributions, 278,788 pounds of food were donated to the West Alabama Food Bank to help feed families in the community. With the commitment to both service and academic excellence demonstrated by members so far this year, the chapter is excited to welcome its new members and take on more service projects in the spring semester!

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Converse College (Spartanburg, SC) CoCo Holds Trunk o’ Treat for the Spartanburg Community By Abigail Garvin, ALD events coordinator On October 31, 2019, Converse College Alpha Lambda Delta held a trunk o’ treat for the children in the Spartanburg Community. Due to inclement weather, the event was held in one of Converse’s event rooms on campus in the Montgomery Student Center. Converse’s ALD chapter and student government posted on social media and talked to local teachers about recruiting families to come and participate, hoping to offer families a safe alternative in the rainy weather. Despite the rain, many parents brought their children to campus to give them a safe space to trick o’ treat. The event was made possible due to a collaborative effort between ALD, student government, and education majors. Tables were set up around the room, decorated for the holiday. Each student volunteer dressed up in their favorite kid-friendly costume to give children candy as spooky Halloween music played from our speakers. Other Converse clubs also participated by setting up their own tables. The Converse Art Club had its own station for face painting. The event offered our Alpha Lambda Delta members a volunteer opportunity and gave our education majors a chance to develop skills in building rapport with local families and children. The trunk o’ treat also brought out freshmen who hope to be inducted in the spring. The event was such a success, the chapter plans to do a trunk o’ treat annually as an ALD event!

Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) Early Excellence Reception By Ben Faintych, chapter president In November Alpha Lambda Delta at Dickinson College hosted an early excellence reception for a select group of first-year students who were identified by a faculty member as having great academic promise and early success. Students at the reception were first greeted by chapter adviser Dean Tara Fischer, who gave a brief but motivating speech encouraging the students to continue excelling academically while also making them more aware of useful resources on campus to further their studies. Following another brief speech from ALD’s chapter president, two high achieving upperclassmen also spoke on how they found their own path here at Dickinson. The next portion of the reception served as an informal panel, with chapter officers sitting at each table among the first-years and answering questions posed by Dean Fischer. Central themes of the panel included social dynamics of being a high achieving student and finding balance, the importance of cultivating relationships with resources across campus, and transition tips for first-generation and international students. Finally, early excellence students were given the opportunity to reflect on positive experiences they’ve had this semester and to write a letter expressing gratitude to someone who they felt helped contribute to their early success. The purpose of this was to inspire students to continue fostering relationships with those who had already positively impacted them, demonstrating how easy this type of connection can be with just one simple but thoughtful letter. Alpha Lambda Delta

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Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY ) ALD Chapter Serves Breakfast at Ronald McDonald House By Dr. Travis Martin, chapter advisor Eastern Kentucky University’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta had a rewarding experience preparing breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House in Lexington, KY, this past November. The Ronald McDonald House is a place where families can stay when their child is in treatment at a nearby hospital. Pictured (left to right), ALD members Rebekah McKinley (Vice President), Samantha Martin (President), Victoria McQueary (Member), and Donovan Liter (Secretary).

High Point University (High Point, NC) Donut Stress By Aleah Hayes, event planner Members of Alpha Lambda Delta at High Point University organized an event called Donut Stress, which was a stress relieving event during midterms week. From 7 pm to 8 pm members could escape the pressure of midterms to enjoy donuts among friends in a stress-free environment. Around 100 hungry students joined in on the fun on October 9th to remind themselves that the college experience can be fun and that we are all here to receive an extraordinary education.

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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Officer Transition Retreat By Lisa Ruch, chapter advisor The IUPUI chapter held our annual officer transition retreat at the Eagle’s Hideaway in the woods near Eagle Creek Park on September 8. We had twentyfour new officers in attendance as well as all twelve of our student advisors. We started the day with a lunch buffet, including our traditional “ALD is #1” cookie cakes, before diving into some fun and some work. Our goals for the day were to get to know each other, learn about our chapter’s history, understand the expectations of each officer’s role, and work together to come up with an action plan for the year. Outgoing officers met with the new officers — presidents, vice presidents, secretaries, historians, and Undergraduate Student Government senators — while the service, social, and scrapbook committees met with their chairpersons and brainstormed ideas and selected meeting times for the semester. We also engaged in some fun outdoor icebreaker activities starting with the “blanket name game” to help us learn each other’s names. We took all of our officer headshots as well as many other photos that we’ll use for recruiting new members, updating our website, and creating our scrapbook. At the end of the day, we plastered the walls with giant sticky notes from each group of officers and each committee so everyone could share their plans and ideas. We departed from the retreat excited about the upcoming year!

Jackson State University (Jackson, MS) Mississippi Food Network Community Service By Halle Coleman On November 9, 2019 Jackson State University’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta served the community by volunteering at Mississippi Food Network in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. The community service took place from 8am-12pm with countless members volunteering in hour-long shifts. While at Mississippi Food Network, members received, sorted, and packaged can goods and dry foods for those in need. Packaged boxes included items such as macaroni and cheese, green beans, corn, tomato paste, potatoes, canned pears, canned peaches, and soup. Mississippi Food Network provides nutritional items to the elderly, homeless, and children in need. Members were able to easily package over 300 boxes while volunteering. By completing community service, members learned the importance of unselfishly giving back to others. Due to the success of the community service, our chapter plans to return monthly to offer our help. Alpha Lambda Delta

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University of La Verne (La Verne, CA) Initiation Ceremony and New Officers Elected By Julie Elder, chapter editor On Friday, November 6, 2019, University of La Verne held its sixth Alpha Lambda Delta initiation ceremony. Initiates, along with their family members, were warmly welcomed by professors and gathered into a ballroom within the University of La Verne’s beautiful Campus Center. Prior to the start of the ceremony, an election was held to vote for new officers for the current school year. After introductions and unanimous votes for each position, the 2019-2020 University of La Verne’s ALD Chapter Officers were appointed as follows: President Makenna Nuno, Vice President Panayiota Pieratos, Treasurer Sebastian Ibarra, Secretary Carline Scholte, Editor Julie Elder. These officers were sworn in, and a meaningful ceremony began. The ceremony was led by Professor Gerard Lavatori, who was accompanied by a few of La Verne’s esteemed professors. Inductees were treated to an inspiring speech given by Professor Ian Lising. Then, one by one, each student was sworn into Alpha Lamba Delta. The ceremony concluded with an inviting Ice Cream Sundae Bar, which attendees enjoyed while engaging in conversation. It was a wonderful night of honor and celebration. Congratulations to all new ALD members.

Longwood University (Farmville, VA) Stress Relief Workshop By Dr. Sharon Emerson-Stonnell, chapter advisor Longwood University's chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta hosted a Stress Relief Workshop for all freshmen the week before final exams. Students learned relaxation techniques, time management skills, and stress relief activities. It was a wonderful opportunity to relax with friends (and enjoy some chocolate) before exams.

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University of Maine (Orono, ME) Maine Day Meal Packout By Al Bushway, chapter advisor Each year the University of Maine sets aside the Wednesday prior to finals week as a day for students, faculty and staff to contribute to service projects that benefit the campus, local communities, or the state. On Maine Day Wednesday May 1, 2019, over 15 members of the Maine Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta participated in the Maine Day Meal Packout which was sponsored by the University of Maine Honors College. Participants included sophomore members of Alpha Lambda Delta as well as new initiates. This year over 75,000 meals were packed, which were distributed to food pantries, shelters, and other organizations around the state of Maine. The meals consisted of dehydrated food items that could be reconstituted as needed.

University of Mar yland (College Park, MD) What ALD is up to at UMD! By Molly Welby The fall semester at UMD has been one filled with exciting opportunities for ALD members to enrich themselves socially, academically, and physically. Our new member social in November gave new members an opportunity to meet members of ALD and build new friendships. Our socials provided new and existing members a way to continue to meet new people through playing Minute to Win It, eating pizza and ice cream, or playing Jeopardy! Through events like public speaking and resume seminars and LinkedIn and resume workshops, members were able to build their professional skills for internships and for the workplace. We raised money for ALD through local businesses such as Nando's Peri-Peri, Chipotle, Noodles and Company, and Lotsa Pizza. Maryland reached out to local causes such as the Humane Society of Harford County, Martha's Table, PG County Elementary Schools, Terp's Against Hunger, and the Campus Arboretum. Finally, when our members weren’t volunteering, learning, or raising money, they were doing Yoga with Yogi Terps, painting pumpkins for Halloween, playing games on Mckeldin Mall, or making holiday cards for friends and family! Alpha Lambda Delta

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Monmouth College (Monmouth, IL) Cleaning Up LeSuer Nature Preserve By Kyla Suter The 2019-2020 school year is developing as a promising year for the Monmouth College chapter. A group of strong leaders with a passion for service have been inducted into the chapter. The new committee has many goals set to improve the chapter and increase the participation of members. One of those goals to increase participation in the chapter is to develop more Alpha Lambda Delta funded service opportunities. The most recent service project that was designed by the executive board was a stream cleanup day. A group of volunteers met up at LeSuer Nature Preserve and cleaned trash that had made its way into the stream. The nature preserve was donated to Monmouth College, and the stream allows a place for aquatic ecological studies and many students’ research opportunities. The volunteers got fifteen full bags of trash, a garden hose, and a tire out of the stream. Cleaning the stream ensures its health and availability for students’ research. Overall, chapter members are eager to volunteer, so more fundraisers are being created to raise money for more service opportunities. For example, the chapter held a candy-bar fundraiser, and many volunteers from the chapter sold them at a home basketball game. If people bought a candy bar, they were entered into a raffle for a fifteen dollar gift card. All the profits will go towards more service opportunities and to make the chapter more known on campus to increase the number of inductees in the future.

Morningside College (Sioux City, IA) Recruitment Cookies By Anni Moore, chapter advisor At Morningside College we start our recruitment program in the fall semester. Our chapter will get together for an afternoon of fun and creative cookie decorating. Our members will deliver these cookies to freshman writing classes and give a short presentation about ALD. Of all our recruitment events, this is one that the students (even non-members) remember the best. Sweet treats create sweet memories!

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Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ) Flagstaff Family Food Center By Katelyn Rodriguez, chapter historian Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, NAU’s ALD chapter volunteers at the Flagstaff Family Food Center. While there, we either help clean the facility, meal prep- cutting meat, cooking vegetables and rice, etc. We have also helped make over 100 sandwiches. Everything we help FFFC do is then served to/taken by those in the community who need it. This is our larger volunteer project during each semester and we always look forward to helping FFFC in any way we possibly can.

Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, LA) Making Northwestern State Healthier By Christina Gilbert, chapter editor Members of the Northwestern State University of Louisiana chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta hosted two interactive booths at the inaugural campus Wellness Fest. The purpose of the Wellness Fest is to increase the visibility of health and wellness resources and promote personal health awareness and motivation for positive behavior changes. “Fork Yeah! Sleep is Good!” consisted of a Sleep Hygiene Jeopardy game with all participants receiving an ALD sleep mask. The chapter also hosted 12 elementary school children from Fairview Alpha Elementary School for “Anyone can Cook Healthy” cooking demonstrations. The children prepared turkey/vegetable soup, fruit pizza, and other healthy snacks for over 600 Wellness Fest participants. In September, the chapter teamed up with the Louisiana Office of Tourism to host, “Do the Right Thing: Feed Your Soul,” in support of National Hazing Prevention Week. Activities included ALD hazing prevention buttons, Natchitoches meat pies, free t-shirts, and customized Louisiana post cards. Alpha Lambda Delta

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Otterbein University ( Westerville, OH) Blood Drive and More By Sarah Fossett, chapter president The ALD/PES chapter at Otterbein University has worked this fall to increase member involvement by providing opportunities for members to participate in several community service projects and social events. We once again helped with the Campus Fall Harvest Festival (a university event to help community members and students with food insecurities, where our members staffed four of the tables this year, providing entertainment for children of all ages); had a photo booth at Homecoming for the entire campus to promote campus spirit; hosted a pumpkin painting & S’mores event before Halloween; and held the annual scholarship information session for our members. In addition, we put candy packets together for the first-year students to be given to them before exams. Our last event for the fall semester will be a Yoga stress relief session for the entire campus. A new event this year, which our chapter planned, organized, and held, was a campus-wide blood drive with the American Red Cross. The blood drive was a huge success – we had 27 of our members volunteer to assist with set up, staff the registration table, donate blood, and/or help with clean up. There were 43 blood donors from across campus (which doesn’t include those who registered but were unable to donate), and we collected 36 units of blood. This provided the ability to save 108 lives! This valuable service event helped the ALD/PES chapter get our name recognized by faculty, staff, students, and community members.

Purdue University ( West Lafayette, IN) Helping the Community Fight Hunger! By Dr. Susan Melson Huffman, chapter advisor The Purdue chapter started off the school year by volunteering with the Lafayette community's Hunger Hike. This is an annual event held on a Sunday in September that raises funds and awareness of the hunger needs in the surrounding areas. Donations go to Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, and St. Thomas Aquinas to help them offer important food and nutrition programs. An event as large as this one takes lots of volunteers and assistance. This year, our chapter volunteered to help set up and decorate the registration site before the Kick-off ceremony and 3K walk. The Purdue chapter tries to do at least one volunteer or service project each month during the academic year. Some of the projects are more closely related to the campus, and others are efforts to help the local community. The Flame

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Saint Vincent College (Latrobe, PA) SVC Finds Success in “Support the Troops” Event By Annie Trader, chapter secretary Coming off summer break, the Alpha Lambda Delta Chapter at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania was eager to begin their fall semester of service activities. In mid- September, the chapter hosted what would be one of their most popular table events of the semester. Held in the campus student center and titled “Support the Armed Forces,” this table event allowed students and staff of Saint Vincent College to write cards thanking service men and women for their service and dedication to our nation’s armed forces. These cards were then sent to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization dedicated to expressing gratitude to brave service men and women overseas. Additionally, a donation event was held at the table, allowing students and staff to donate to a worthy cause. The donations received through this event were donated to Buddy by the Sea, an organization which works to provide service dogs to disabled men and women, including those injured in combat. Overall, this table event was a great success! In total, an estimated 60-80 cards were sent to Operation Gratitude, and nearly $100 was raised and donated to Buddy by the Sea. Following its success, the ALD Chapter at Saint Vincent College hopes to host similar events in the future.

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) Thanksgiving Dinner: A Time to be Grateful By Justin Li, chapter president In November, the USC Alpha Lambda Delta chapter hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for our ALD family to give thanks for what we are most grateful. Spearheaded by our Director of Programming, Nia Norwood, and her talented committee, our dinner featured fried chicken, mashed potatoes, salad, a delicious homemade pumpkin cake, music, board games, and great company. Nearly 40 members came together on November 22, 2019, for our dinner, forging friendships, sharing ideas, having fun, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Our Thanksgiving dinner presented the USC Alpha Lambda Delta chapter with an opportunity to appreciate our strong and supportive community. This semester, the new executive board has taken on initiatives like publishing an updated website, increasing our social media following by 50%, and starting a newsletter to increase chapter recognition and member involvement. We would not have been able to do this without the support of several key figures. This Thanksgiving, our chapter is thankful for the mentorship our seasoned members have provided, the energy our new members have brought, and the wisdom our chapter advisor, Mrs. Lisa Starr, has given. With the support of the USC Alpha Lambda Delta community, we hope to continue to raise our legitimacy, sustain our longevity, and build our legacy as we look forward to a fruitful 2020. Alpha Lambda Delta

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Western Michican University (Kalamazoo, MI) Adopt-a-Family By Kassidy Davis, chapter president This year, WMU’s chapter of ALD decided to adopt a family for the holiday season. This entails giving the family a Christmas who otherwise would not be able to afford the one they wished for. Our members raised over $150 dollars for this cause and then our executive board went shopping for this family of 5 with a list of their interests! We were able to get everything each child and parent wished for and more. Members of our chapter will be wrapping presents this week as well as making the delivery to the family!

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Helping the Community in Many Ways By MacKenna Fobes, chapter editor The UW-Oshkosh chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta had the opportunity this year to be a part of a variety of volunteer opportunities. First, our chapter continued to volunteer every Saturday at a local animal rescue center called New Pawsibilities. While at the rescue center, members are helping with cleaning the facility, taking dogs for walks, and preparing food for animals. Our chapter also helped with fundraising events that New Pawsibilities organized. One of these included a Halloween costume contest for the dogs that showed up. The next volunteer event this chapter participated in was Trick or Treating for canned goods in the local neighborhoods on Halloween. Our volunteers went door to door asking the residents for non-perishable items to donate to our local food pantry. Our chapter of ALD also tries to incorporate smaller ways of volunteering into our large group meetings. Two examples of these were making Holiday cards for deployed soldiers and painting pumpkins for nursing home residents to decorate for Halloween.

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2019 NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT: SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT This year's National Service Project saw our chapters cleaning up campus and local communities, planting trees, gardening, recycling, participating in Earth Day, and saving the bees through fundraising.

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CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP AWARDS: ALPHA, LAMBDA, AND DELTA AWARDS Alpha Awards - Gold Level California University of Pennsylvania........................ Sweet Briar College..........................................................

Lambda Awards - Bronze Level 95% 93%

Alpha Awards - Silver Level Tougaloo College.............................................................. High Point University...................................................... Wittenberg University..................................................... Bucknell University.......................................................... Delaware Valley University.............................................

87% 85% 85% 83% 81%

Alpha Awards - Bronze Level Spelman College................................................................ Regis College...................................................................... Meredith College.............................................................. Blue Mountain College................................................... Georgetown College......................................................... Saint Vincent College...................................................... Chowan University........................................................... Elizabethtown College..................................................... University of the Sciences in Philadelphia................. Ashland University........................................................... Dickinson College............................................................ Seton Hill University........................................................ Texas Tech University......................................................

University of Mount Union................................................ Louisiana State University.................................................. Penn State-University Park................................................ Southern Methodist University......................................... St. Francis College................................................................ Ball State University.............................................................. Buffalo State College............................................................ Morehouse College.............................................................. University of Tennessee-Chattanooga............................ University of Kentucky........................................................

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79% 79% 79% 79% 78% 77% 77% 76% 74% 72% 72% 71% 71%

Lambda Awards - Gold Level University of Arkansas-Fayetteville............................... University of California-Los Angeles............................ University of Southern California................................. High Point University........................................................ Kent State University......................................................... University of Memphis.....................................................

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Lambda Awards - Silver Level University of Texas-Austin................................................ Bucknell University............................................................. Northern Arizona University............................................ Liberty University................................................................

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Delta Awards - Gold Level High Point University.................................................... Carson-Newman University........................................ University of Arkansas-Fayetteville........................... Eastern Kentucky University........................................ University of Arkansas-Fort Smith............................ Ball State University....................................................... Bennett College............................................................... Northern Arizona University....................................... University of Texas-Austin........................................... University of Memphis.................................................. St. Francis College.......................................................... Hanover College.............................................................. Minnesota State University-Mankato........................ Iowa State University...................................................... West Virginia Wesleyan College................................. Butler University.............................................................. Morehouse College........................................................ Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design..................... Bucknell University......................................................... University of California-Los Angeles........................ William Penn University............................................... Valley City State University........................................... Southern Methodist University................................... University of Texas-San Antonio................................ Kent State University...................................................... Wesleyan College............................................................ Louisiana State University............................................ University of Southern California.............................. Wright State University.................................................. Penn State-University Park..........................................

700% 286% 273% 250% 186% 180% 157% 156% 156% 151% 118% 118% 117% 111% 106% 100% 92% 82% 77% 75% 73% 71% 68% 65% 58% 56% 55% 53% 52% 51%

Delta Awards - Silver Level Jackson State University.................................................... Cabrini University.............................................................. Trinity University............................................................... Georgia College.................................................................. Wayne State College........................................................... West Virginia University................................................... California State Polytechnic University........................ Liberty University............................................................... California State University-San Marcos....................... Central Methodist University..........................................

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Minnesota State University-Moorhead........................ Converse College................................................................ McDaniel College............................................................... Delaware Valley University.............................................. Xavier University of Louisiana....................................... Kalamazoo College............................................................ Saint Vincent College........................................................ University of Massachusetts-Boston............................. Texas Woman's University................................................ Winthrop University.......................................................... Ashland University............................................................. Vanderbilt University........................................................ Thomas More University.................................................. Chestnut Hill College........................................................ University of Tennessee-Chattanooga..........................

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Delta Awards - Bronze Level Davenport University....................................................... Longwood University....................................................... Regis College...................................................................... University of North Carolina-Greensboro................. Western New England University................................. Sam Houston State University....................................... Western Carolina University.......................................... Spelman College................................................................ Arkansas State University................................................ University of Delaware.................................................... St. Edward's University.................................................... Texas A&M University-Kingsville................................ Shenandoah University................................................... Wilkes University.............................................................. Mississippi State University............................................ Georgetown College......................................................... Carthage College............................................................... Troy University.................................................................. Purdue University............................................................. University of Pittsburgh-Bradford................................ Bowling Green State University................................... Stephens College...............................................................

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ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE HONOR SOCIETIES (ACHS) MEMBER Alpha Lambda Delta is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). The mission of ACHS is to build a visibly cohesive community of national and international honor societies that promotes the value of higher education; fosters excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, and research; and adheres to the standards of honor society excellence. ACHS sets standards for national honor society excellence and serves as the only certifying agency for college and university honor societies in the nation.

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Alpha Lambda Delta 2020 Flame Magazine  

The Flame is Alpha Lambda Delta's annual magazine. It highlights the individual and chapter accomplishments of the previous year. Founded in...

Alpha Lambda Delta 2020 Flame Magazine  

The Flame is Alpha Lambda Delta's annual magazine. It highlights the individual and chapter accomplishments of the previous year. Founded in...