April 23, 2012
Melissa James, a Morningside College student from Colorado Springs, Colo., was one of 23 students in the nation to be awarded a fellowship from the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta.
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year college and university students. Since its inception in 1924, the national honor society has grown to find homes on over 270 campuses throughout the United States.
This year Alpha Lambda Delta awarded 23 fellowships to its members. One carried a stipend of $7,500, eight of $5,000 and 14 of $3,000 each. Winners apply their senior year and have maintained Alpha Lambda Delta initiation standards throughout their college careers. James was awarded $5,000.
James is the daughter of Mark and Cheryl James of Colorado Springs, Colo. She is a 2008 graduate of William Mitchell High School. Her major at Morningside is biology.
Chapter advisors for Alpha Lambda Delta are Marty Knepper, professor and chair of English, and Terri Curry, vice president for student life and enrollment.