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MC's Alpha Xi Delta chapter brings home handful of awards

07/08/2014
Kelly Swann poses with one of the awards that she and Kayla Beadles picked up for Alpha Xi Delta at last month's recruitment workshop in Bloomington, Ind.
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Monmouth College’s Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta was recently recognized for excellence in several categories at the biannual recruitment workshop for their national women’s social fraternity in Bloomington, Ind.
 
Membership vice president Kelly Swann of Lemont and panhellenic delegate Kayla Beadles of Galesburg attended “The Workout,” which was held June 26-29 at Indiana University.
 
Some of the awards the chapter received included:
 
• The new member GPA award, for chapters with a new member class of 10 or more with a GPA above 3.0.
 
• The “Changing the Future Award,” for chapters raising an average of more than $100 per sister in support of “Autism Speaks.” The women of MC’s Beta Epsilon chapter raised more than $7,000 this spring during their Xi Man talent competition.
 
• Two “Excellence Awards,” recognizing the chapter’s increased recruitment success over the last year.
 
• The “Order of the Quill,” given to chapters who complete their reports accurately and on time.
 
Monmouth College benefits manager Ronda Willhardt, who advises the chapter, was recognized as “Outstanding Chapter Advisor of the Midwest.”
 
“The women of Alpha Xi Delta continue to demonstrate their commitment to high standards and to living the values of their organization,” said MC’s former assistant director of Greek life Billy Bernard, who has now taken over as associate director of the college’s Wackerle Career and Leadership Program. “They are engaged students on campus and consistently perform well both in and out of the classroom. We are very proud of their success this past year, as they contributed greatly to the fraternity and sorority community at Monmouth College.” 
 
Monmouth’s Alpha Xi Delta chapter began as a local sorority in 1903 and joined the national organization in 1932. The organization inspires women to realize their potential by providing opportunities for sisterhood, leadership, knowledge and service.