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Ferrum College Hosts Lambda Sigma President's Conference


Ferrum College Hosts Lambda Sigma President’s Conference

Student presidents and board members from forty chapters across the United States attended the two-day event.

Ferrum, Va. (September 25, 2012) – On September 21 and 22, 2012, Ferrum College was host for the first time to the annual Lambda Sigma President's Conference.  More than fifty student presidents and board members from forty chapters around the United States attended the event, which included a service project Friday at the Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center (SVCAC) in Rocky Mount, Va., followed on Saturday by President’s Conference meetings and a dinner banquet with speakers.

Lambda Sigma is a sophomore honor society dedicated to the purpose of fostering leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and the spirit of service among college students, and to promoting college and university interests. Among the schools represented at this year’s President’s Conference at Ferrum College were University of Alabama, Auburn University, Carnegie Mellon, George Mason University, Georgia Tech University, University of Kansas, University of Pittsburgh and Texas A&M University.

“Ferrum College was so pleased to be selected to host the Lambda Sigma President’s Conference. It indicates the College’s continuing growth nationally in promoting its dedication to scholarship, leadership and service,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement Kim Blair. “We see this as an shining example of uplifting the very best about our Ferrum College community – our students!”

In keeping with Lambda Sigma's national emphasis on children and at-risk youth, Conference attendees worked Friday’s service project at the SVCAC painting children's murals and plant flowers. At the Saturday evening banquet, the 2011 – 12 Honor Chapters were recognized along with the Outstanding Chapter, the Most Improved Chapter, and the Outstanding Advisor for 2011-12. The speakers included SVCAC Executive Director Joyce Moran and Dr. Tony Giesen, professor at Ferrum for 48 years. Dr. Giesen's collection of cut glass, one of the largest in the U.S., was on display prior to the evening banquet.

“While Ferrum College is one of the smallest colleges or universities to have a Lambda Sigma Society event, we were honored and well-prepared to host a first-class event and the President's Conference went great," said Ferrum College Assistant Professor and conference organizer Jason P. Sharp, CFE. “The Lambda Sigma National Board and students loved the College’s beautiful campus and hope to return in the near future.”

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View additional Conference photos here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjCfg6Pg