Oct. 18, 2005
Two Morningside College students and Dr. Marty Knepper, chair of the English department at Morningside, will attend the 2005 Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) National Leadership Workshop Oct. 28-30, in Nashville, Tenn.
The students include Lindsay Smith of Liberty, Mo., president of Morningside’s chapter of ALD, and Heather Blom of Sioux City, secretary of the chapter. Knepper serves as faculty advisor for the chapter.
The group will attend four of several different sessions at the workshop, which include “Preparing for the Future: National Scholarships and Fellowships,” “How to Be a Successful Chapter,” “Leadership-It’s More Than You Think,” “Ethics: What You Do When No One’s Looking,” and “Student-Advisor Relationships,” among others.
Alpha Lambda Delta is the National Honor Society for First Year Students. Membership in ALD is open to full-time freshmen who earn a scholastic average of 3.5 or better at a four-year college or university, or are in the top 20 percent of their class. Founded in the spring of 1924 at the University of Illinois, ALD recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year students. Today, ALD has over 250 chapters throughout the nation.