LAMBDA SIGMA NEWS
Presidents Conference meets at the University of Toledo
The annual Lambda Sigma Presidents Conference was held at the University of Toledo, Sept. 20-22. Chapter presidents or their designated representatives along with selected faculty advisors and the National Board spent the weekend sharing ideas and learning more about the organization.
A Friday evening service project organized by members of Alpha Psi chapter and advisor Jim Zubricky involved attendees in preparing meals for the homeless in Toledo. The project was in keeping with Lambda Sigma's national emphasis on service generally and children and at-risk youth in particular.
At the Saturday evening banquet, Honor Chapter certificates were presented to chapters who were evaluated and selected over the summer by the National Board. Those chapters included: Alpha ( Pittsburgh), Zeta (Muskingum), Eta (Carnegie Mellon), Iota (Ole Miss), Lambda (Westminster), Mu (Eastern Kentucky ), Omicron (Northern Illinois), Pi (Auburn), Rho (Thiel), Tau (Kansas), Chi (Louisiana Tech), Omega (Pittsburg State), Alpha Gamma (Duquesne), Alpha Delta (Southern Mississippi), Alpha Eta(Penn State-Behrend), Alpha Theta (Slippery Rock), Alpha Lambda (D'Youville), Alpha Mu (Berry), Alpha Pi (Lawrence), Alpha Sigma (Gannon), Alpha Tau (Alabama), Alpha Psi (Toledo), Beta Delta (Middle Tennessee), Beta Epsilon (Washington U), Beta Eta (Pace, Pleasantville), and Beta Mu (Alvernia).
From these chapters, Alpha Sigma (Gannon) was selected as the Outstanding Chapter for the year while Chi (Louisiana Tech) was chosen the Most Improved Chapter for 2012-13. Nick Christian of Beta Theta was named the Outstanding Advisor for the Year.
Highlights of the evening banquet also included awarding Lamda Sigma's Gift of Honor to Dr. Mark Kidd for his long service as a facuty advisor and member of the Executive Board. The presidents also welcomed Lambda Sigma's newest chapter, Beta Nu at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Following the Saturday election, Mary Beth Bond of Alpha Phi (Ferrum) was elected to serve a two-year term as a student representative on the Board. She joins Wilton Jackson of Alpha Delta (Southern Mississippi) who will serve the second of his two-year term next year. Taylor Arnold (Zeta) was recognized for her four years of service on the Executive Board.
Delegates proposed several changes to the National Constitution and Bylaws which will be submitted to the chapters for radification. The Executive Board will now feature a new President-elect (Dr. Denise Rode) who will serve a one year term and assume the presidency next fall as Jane Pride Harmon steps down after many years of service as a founder of Lambda Sigma. Also joining the board were Jason Sharp (Ferrum) as treasurer, and Board Representatives Terri Mando (Penn State-Behrend) Amy Fountain (Mississippi State) and Tyler Henson (Middle Tennessee).