S: Otterbein ALD/PES 2015-2016
BC: ALD/PES provided cookies, candy and nuts to students studying in the library as they prepared for finals on Tuesday April 26, 2016
FC: ALD/PES | 2015-2016
1: ALD/PES Maintaining the Flame | Otterbein University
2: Otterbein University
3: Westerville is a residential community of 36,000 residents on the northeast side of Columbus, Ohio, offering a small-town atmosphere with all the conveniences and opportunities of a big city. Otterbein's 140-acre campus is accented by the historic Towers Hall, which was constructed in 1872 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enrollment: Approximately 3,000 men and women from throughout the United States and several foreign countries. Curriculum: Otterbein offers a choice of more than 70 majors and 44 minors, as well as individualized courses of study. We also offer five graduate programs in business administration, allied health, education and nursing, including our doctor of nursing practice degree. Athletics: Men and women compete in the Ohio Athletic Conference, NCAA Division III. Otterbein fields a total of 21 varsity sports teams (11 for men and 10 for women), including men's wrestling, Otterbein's newest program. A complete intramural program is available to all students. Community Service: Otterbein was a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Community Service Classification; finalist for the 2014 President’s Award for Economic Opportunity Community Service; and has been honored With Distinction by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006. Each year, more than 70,000 hours are donated by Otterbein students through our Center for Community Engagement's weekly programs and more than 90 service-learning courses.
4: New Advisor Spotlight: Katherine Reichley
5: Katherine G. H. Reichley, CEOE Academic Assessment and Accreditation Specialist Late during summer 2015 I became the newest advisor for ALD/PES. I have worked at Otterbein University for almost 27 years with the last three being in the Office of Academic Affairs. I love my work but missed seeing students so saw advising an organization as a way to connect with students again. I was thrilled to have been given ALD/PES as a choice. Academic achievement and community service are very important to me. In my role I assist with University-wide accreditation efforts as well as help individual departments and programs with their accreditations. I monitor academic compliance issues like part time faculty credentials, agreements with other colleges and universities, and Ohio Department of Higher Education regulations. I regularly connect with people in Institutional Research, Student Financial Services, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and many more. Beyond Otterbein, I am finishing my second year as President of the Educational Office Professionals of Ohio (EOPO) and am in the middle of a two-year term as the Secretary/Treasurer for the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP). I regularly attend conferences for both organizations and feel it is important for everyone to connect with a professional organization who will help them grow. I am also the Committee Chair and Secretary of Boy Scout Crew 45 which is connected with Dillon Sportsman Center in Nashport, Ohio. I have been married to Tim Reichley for a little over 20 years, and we have one son, Dominic who is college age. He achieved his rank of Eagle Scout in February 2014 with a project where he collected used fire gear for Mutual Aid Training Group who in turn sends the gear to fire departments in Latin America who are developing firefighter programs. The three of us live in Somerset, Ohio with our long-haired miniature dachshund, Curly.
6: 2015 Induction Ceremony | Parents and friends came to watch the 2014-2015 freshman get initiated into ALD/PES on March 22, 2015
8: 2015-2016 ALD/PES Officers | President- Adam Sullivan Vice President- Tara Dougherty Treasure- Logan Armstrong Secretary- Amanda Drake Historian- Julie Waterhouse PR/Social Media Chair- Lydia Crannell Service Chair- Abbey Wyrick Junior Advisor- Lydia-Ashleigh Thornton Senior Advisor- Paxton Wenger, Meghan Davis | Tara Vice President | Adam President
9: Lydia-Ashleigh Junior Advisor | Amanda Secretary | Paxton Senior Advisor | Logan Treasurer | Julie Historian | Abbey Service Chair | Meghan Senior Advisor | Lydia PR/Social Media Chair
10: Relay for Life April 17, 2015
11: Relay for life took place from 6 pm on Friday night until 6 am on Saturday morning. Each year ALD/PES has their own table. The ALD/PES chapter raises money for cancer research by selling cords to track laps for one dollar. Then every time the team members walk by the table they can get another bead. Each bead represents one lap around the track.
12: Summer Orientations 2015
13: Four times during the summer during new student orientations ALD/PES sets up an information table for the Organization Fair. Officers and current members can volunteer to work at table. We tell incoming students about ALD/PES and all of the great things we do throughout the year. It is an opportunity to do outreach to new students.
14: First Friday August 28, 2015 | The first event for all students in the Fall is the First Friday celebration. It is a chance for students to find out about organizations on campus. ALD/PES has a table each year to meet new students and encourage them to do well enough to be invited to become a member in the spring.
15: Points The Officers decided to institute a point system from information received at last year's ALD National Conference. Points will begin in the Spring Semester, 2016. The following will count toward points: | Meetings – 2 points Service – 1 point each event Initiation – 2 points Election of Officers meeting – 2 points Earn 6 points each semester to earn free tickets to events such as Dime-a-Dog and Holiday Lights.
16: Clippers Dog-A-Dime Night August 31, 2015 & April 25, 2016 | Hot dogs for only 10 cents each, beautiful weather and a chance to watch a baseball game with your friends!
17: Annually, the chapter goes as a group to the Columbus Clippers baseball game during a Dime-A-Dog night. This is the first year we went in the Fall in addition to the spring!
18: Steak Fry September 24, 2015
19: Every fall we have a Steak Fry dinner for the members. We invite them to the local park near campus to enjoy dinner. This year we had about 30 members come to the Steak Fry. We serve steak, pasta salad, a veggie tray, a fruit tray, and cookies.
20: 2015 ALD Conference
21: The ALD conference this year took place in sunny, warm Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Three officers and one adviser went from Otterbein.
22: Order of the Torch Ceremony November 11, 2015 | Winning Order of the Torch became possible because of our great Historian Tara Dougherty.
24: Otterbein University November 11, 2015 Presented by Dr. Herman “Butch” Hill The Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma chapter at Otterbein University was presented the Order of the Torch in a ceremony on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM, in the University Chapel. This is the fourth time the chapter has won this honor and we look forward to adding our new banner to the wall in the University’s Courtright Memorial Library that holds the first three. The ceremony began with a welcome from Chapter President, Adam Sullivan. He thanked those in attendance for coming and turned the podium over to Chapter Advisor, Dr. Kerry Stayer, who introduced our Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz. Dr. Martinez-Saenz presented an address titled, To be or not to be “Unreasonable”. After his talk he congratulated the Chapter on winning the Order of the Torch. Following Dr. Martinez-Saenz’s presentation, Tara Dougherty, current Vice President of the Chapter and last year’s Historian, was honored for her excellent work of creating last year’s scrapbook. Tara talked about creating the scrapbook and showed the audience some of the pages. Tara’s parents were able to attend the ceremony, which was a wonderful addition to our event. Dr. Herman “Butch” Hill, National Alpha Lambda Delta Council Vice President for Finance and Long Range Planning, presented the chapter with our Order of the Torch banner. Dr. Hill congratulated the officers and advisors and recapped some of the 2014-2015 chapter achievements that led to our winning this award. It was a pleasure to have Dr. Hill come to Otterbein to present the award, as he did in 2002, 2006, and 2010, the previous times we won the award. The event ended with some closing comments by Logan Armstrong, Chapter Treasurer. He invited the audience to enjoy the refreshments which consisted of a nicely decorated cake made by the local Schneider’s Bakery. --Published in the Flame Magazine.
25: Honors Display in the Library Featuring the Four Order of the Torch Banners!
26: 2015 Fall Food Fight | The ALD/PES chapter did a campus wide collection of non-perishable food to "Help End Hunger". The food was donated to Westerville Area Resource Ministries (WARM) for their Holiday Food Drive.
28: Columbus Zoo Wildlights
29: One of our most popular events - we sold over 300 tickets to members and their guests to the annual Holiday Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
30: Informational Session for Prospective Members | My Honor Society | We invited 237 students to membership using My Honor Society. We also sent letters to the parents to inform them about the organization and to congratulate their son or daughter.
31: Information Session March 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm | Prospective members got a chance to learn more about ALD/PES.
32: Italian Dinner and Officer Elections | Each spring semester we have an Italian dinner for all of our members. At the dinner we have elections for officer positions for the up coming year. This year our dinner was on March 22, 2016.
33: Members enjoying Carfagna's Italian food for dinner.
34: ALD/PES Initiation April 3, 2016 | This year 154 freshmen were initiated into ALD/PES. The ceremony was at 2:15pm on Sunday April 3, 2016. Our guest speaker was Jeff Ankrom. Many friends and family came to support and watch the ceremony.
36: Initiation Program
37: Front Page of Initiation Ceremony
38: Relay for Life 2016
39: Relay for Life was on April 8th, 2016. It was a 12 hour event from 6pm to 6am. The theme was Luau for Life. ALD/PES had a team and the two captains were Tara, Vice President, and Amanda, Secretary.
40: Passing of the Torch April 19, 2016 | The current officers and the officers for the up coming year got together for the Passing of the Torch. This was a chance for the new officers to get a better understanding of what it is like to be an officer for the organization. They also learned more about their specific officer position. We had pizza and lemonade, with cookies and candy for dessert.
41: Tara Dougherty, New President
42: Honors Convocation April 20, 2016 | Names and Awards Won by ALD/PES Members at the Campus Wide Honors Convocation.
43: Senior Certificate & Honors Cords
44: Otterbein students participated in Feminist Pride Day with an array of signs on message boards across campus, on Twitter and in front of the Courtright Memorial Library celebrating feminist ideas. | Otterbein students celebrate Feminist Pride Day By SARA ANALOGUE Published 04/12/16 8:00am Updated 04/12/16 4:42pm
45: Members of ALD/PES mentioned in news stories in Otterbein 360, the Otterbein University student online newspaper. | ALD/PES Members served as organizers of Relay For Life again this year!
46: Letters to the Troops | ALD/PES had a week long event for writing cards to the Military. A table was set up each night at dinner. Students could write cards before or after they ate. Close to 200 cards were made to be sent to troops. | Rebecca, our new Vice President, busy writing cards.
48: Officer Meetings
49: The officers play an active role in the ALD/PES chapter here at Otterbein University. In the fall the officers met twice a month and in the spring once a month. We planned social events, service events, member meetings, and the initiation. Our secretary does a great job with the minutes and getting them sent out after each meeting.
50: Monthly Member Meetings
52: Minutes from Officer Meetings
54: Communication Between Officers | The officers use email frequently to communicate to each other.
56: Communication to Members | Email is ALD/PES's favorite way to communicate to members. We send emails about upcoming events, service projects, and for reminders. Here is a look at just a handful of the many emails we have sent to members this past year.
58: Social Media | ALD/PES has three social media pages: Facebook, Twitter,and Instagram. Beside always using email we use social media as another way to get information out to our members.
60: Service Flyers | One of the officer positions we have is Service Chair. This person organizes service events to give members a way to get involved on campus or in the community. This year she sent out 6 service flyers to promote community service.
62: 2016-2017 ALD/PES Officers | President: Tara Dougherty | Vice-President: Rebecca Weinel
63: Treasure: Logan Armstrong | Secretary: Alex Schaffer | Social Media/PR: Julie Waterhouse | Service Chair: Amanda Drake | Historian- Emily Miller | Senior Advisor: Adam Sullivan | Junior Advisor: Tyler Hammond | Senior Advisor: Lydia-Ashleigh Thornton
65: My name is Julie and I was the historian for this past year. ALD and PES are two wonderful organizations, and I have really enjoyed being a part of them. It was a great pleasure being able to create this scrapbook to document all that the Otterbein University ALD/PES chapter has done. I hope you enjoyed looking at and reading about the journey we took this past year.