Morningside College recently received national recognition when its chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society won a 2015 Order of the Torch Award. Six chapters were selected to receive the award out of 280 chapters across the nation.
Morningside College recently received national recognition when its chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society won a 2015 Order of the Torch Award.
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year college and university students. Six chapters were selected to receive the Order of the Torch Award from the 280 chapters across the nation. Award recipients were selected on the basis of outstanding chapter work in programming, internal communications, campus visibility and overall presentation of their application.
Student Jacque Carlson of Emmetsburg, Iowa, served as president of Morningside’s Alpha Lambda Delta chapter last year. Other officers were McKenzie Anderson of Lincoln, Neb.; Brayton Hagge of Fordyce, Neb.; Mallory Johnson of Spencer, Iowa; Kenna Lammers of Omaha, Neb.; Kari Miller of Spencer, Iowa; Tracy Oeltjenbruns of Dayton, Iowa; Erin Parker of Grinnell, Iowa; Ashtyn Schubert of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; and Madeline Trott of Urbandale, Iowa.
“I am very proud of the young women who worked together all last year to promote academic achievement on campus and serve various community nonprofits,” said Dr. Marty Knepper, professor of English and chair of English and modern languages at Morningside, who advised the chapter with Terri Curry, vice president for student life and enrollment. “They created a splendid scrapbook to tell the story of their successful ALD year.”
Morningside College also received Order of the Torch Awards in 2001, 2007 and 2011. After receiving the award, a chapter must wait four years to apply again to receive the recognition.