Northwestern State University’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta received a Delta Silver Award for its efforts to increase membership.
The National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta honored NSU’s chapter for growing its membership by 28 percent from 2015-16 to 2016-17.
“Growing our membership was never a goal that we set. Numbers don’t really mean anything if the group doesn’t actively participate,” said Kenedy Lampert, chapter president during the 2016-17 academic year. “Our goals were to be more actively involved in campus activities so that people knew who Alpha Lambda Delta was, and to, as an executive board, set a new foundation and expectation for the members that would follow us.”
Lampert, a junior secondary education major from Deville, said leading the organization was a group effort.
“I’m so proud of what we were able to do,” she said. “Receiving national recognition means that we met and exceeded our goals, and we can’t ask for much better than that.”
Alpha Lambda Delta recognizes the best and brightest members of the nation’s first-year college students. Students in Alpha Lambda Delta must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 after their first semester of full-time enrollment at Northwestern State.
NSU student Mallory McConathy, a junior biology major from Stonewall, is a student member-at-large on Alpha Lambda Delta’s National Council, a body that is responsible for making policy decisions for the national organization. The Council is made up of three administrative members, four professional members-at-large, three student members-at-large and a historian.