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Morningside College chapter of first-year honor society receives recognition

August 20, 2014, in Latest News

The Morningside College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) received an award for continued efforts to pursue excellence, and one of its members received a $1,000 scholarship.

ALD is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year college and university students.

Morningside received a Maintaining the Flame Award for the third year in a row. In 2011, Morningside College was one of seven schools in the nation to receive an Order of the Torch Award from the ALD for outstanding chapter work. The national council developed the Maintaining the Flame Award for Torch winners who continue to pursue excellence.

In addition, Mikala Cooper, last year’s social director for the Morningside chapter, was one of 35 students in the nation chosen to receive a Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from ALD. Cooper is a 2012 graduate of Lincoln Southwest High School and the daughter of Duane and Rebecca Cooper of Lincoln, Neb. She is a double major in chemistry and biology.

Chapter advisers are Marty Knepper, professor and chair of English, and Terri Curry, vice president for student life and enrollment.

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