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Four students participate in ALD's National Leadership Workshop

Four Monmouth College students attended Alpha Lambda Delta’s National Leadership Workshop in San Diego in October.
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national freshman honor society that inducts students who earn at least a 3.5 GPA in the first semester of their freshman year. Students join the prestigious national honor society for life.
“One of the best parts of the conference was listening to the motivational speaker on opening night,” said chapter president Thea Bloom, a sophomore from Chicago. “He really moved the entire audience to take action and created a great sense of excitement for the rest of the conference. After listening to his ‘formula for success,’ I know I can accomplish whatever I set my mind on.”
“This leadership conference is not only a great opportunity for the group as a whole but also for the individuals participating,” said associate professor of chemistry Audra Sostarecz, the group’s adviser.
Senior Beverly Krueger of Chicago said she hopes to use the information from the conference to improve the registration process for new ALD members on campus and to increase the number of students in MC’s chapter.
“We were able to collaborate and share ideas about service projects and the logistics of ALD chapters,” she added.
The other two students who attended the conference were chapter secretary Emily Timmons, a sophomore from East Moline, and chapter treasurer Michelle Diedrich, a senior from De Pere, Wis.
“I’m so excited to bring all the ideas I learned from San Diego to our campus,” concluded Bloom.
More information about the conference and the organization is available at