April 18, 2011
Morniningside College recently initiated 61 of its its students into its chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) national freshman women’s honor society.
ALD recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year students. Membership is open to full-time freshmen that earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better at a four-year college or university.
The new ALD initiates are:
From Sioux City – Megan Blackley, Shaena Hanson, Shelby Mathiason, Cameron Oakley, Alexis Peterson, Aubrey Sulsberger, Kelsey Tobin, and Victoria Vondrak.
From Iowa – Vanessa Acosta, Denison; Heidi Barrier, Neola; Stephanie Carlson, Alta; Erica DeWaay, Sioux Center; Megan Deichmann, Marcus; Olivia Diggs, Ogden; Jazmine Dirks, Carroll; Demirae Dunn, Cherokee; Stephaney Eckhart, Dexter; Victoria Elphic, Latimer; Ellie Garrelts, Ayrshire; Megan Grooters, Rock Rapids; Hailey Hogan, Onawa; Michelle Kuetster, Sergeant Bluff; Sara Olson, Marcus; Jacquelyn Peters, Fonda; Kelsie Pomerenke, Sergeant Bluff; Emma Remy, Urbandale; Courtney Ruff, Council Bluffs; Frankie Schmidt, Emmetsburg; Jordan Staples, Spencer; Ashleigh Starr, Avoca; Annalise Tecken, George; Ariel Turnquist, Alta; Maggie Vander Stelt, Maurice; Tiffany Wiebold, Shellsburg; Amber Winther, Pisgah; and Haley Zahren, West Des Moines.
From other states – Brittney Andersen, Omaha, Neb.; Mary Baumli, Bellevue, Neb.; Jillian Borer, Valentine, Neb.; Jenna Bowmaster, Lincoln, Neb.; Cassie Burnside, Fremont, Neb.; Caitlin Casey, Emerson, Neb.; Emily Culver, Orleans, Neb.; Sarah Davy, Saint Paul, Minn.; Sarah Eagen, Omaha, Neb.; Claire Gibbons, Duluth, Minn.; Kalee Gross, Omaha, Neb.; Nicole Guericke, Alexandria, S.D.; Samantha Hansen, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; Alexandra Hirt, Platte, S.D.; Torild Johansen, Hubbard, Neb.; Kylie Kneifl, Omaha, Neb.; Leann Osten, Columbus, Neb.; Amanda Przymus, Rapid City, S.D.; Haley Rutherford, Glendale, Ariz.; Shannon Rutherford, Glendale, Ariz.; Nancy Seeman, Stanton, Neb.; Mariah Stauffer, Omaha, Neb.; Kailey Stoupa, Fremont, Neb.; Sarah Swan, South Sioux City, Neb.; and Erika Voss, Jackson, Minn.
Morningside’s faculty advisor for ALD is Dr. Marty Knepper, professor and department chair of English.
The featured speaker for the initiation banquet was Dr. James Stroh, associate professor of biology at Morningside.