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ALD visits San Diego

November 1, 2013

Four members of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society (ALD) were states away in San Diego, Calif. at the annual 2013 National Leadership Workshop. This honor society extends invitations to students who maintain or exceed a grade point average of 3.5 or are in the top 20 percent of their class at the end of their first year of college.
The advisor for ALD is Professor Audra Sostarecz.

“We would like to thank ASMC for partially funding this trip for ALD. Without the support from ASMC, the Monmouth College ALD chapter would not have been represented. ASMC also supported the MC ALD chapter in going to the national conference for the past three years,” said Sostarecz. “This leadership conference is not only a great opportunity for the group as a whole but also for the individuals participating,” The conference took place Oct. 18-20.

Each chapter is allowed to send two or three students and an advisor.

“I often send the junior or senior advisor in my place so that another student can attend. This year, Beverly Krueger attended as the senior advisor.”

Along with Krueger, Thea Bloom, the organization’s president; Emily Timmons, secretary; and Michelle Diederich, treasurer, attended the event

The attendees were given free lodging at Sheraton Hotel and Marina, dinner on Friday, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday, necessary workshop materials, including an interest session book, handouts and a t-shirt.
On Friday, events included an opening session, a talk from keynote speaker David Eng and icebreaker activities. Saturday was a busy day with many different interest-specific sessions.

Options for these sessions included meetings covering everything from social networking techniques, career development, recruitment of new members, social programming, service to others and many more.

Prior to the awards banquet on Saturday night, attendees were given the chance to explore San Diego and go to places like the San Diego Zoo and Sea World.

Timmons and Diederich both said they have many ideas to bring to Monmouth College in order to improve Alpha Lambda Delta.

Timmons said she is “very much looking forward to a successful year in our chapter here at Monmouth.”

Claire Griffith
Contributing Writer

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