Iowa State University Alumna Receives Award from National Professional Agricultural Sorority

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Melea Reicks Licht, Director of Alumni relations for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, received the 2018 Spirit of Ruth Award from Sigma Alpha, the professional agricultural sorority. The Sigma Alpha National Sorority Board presented the award during the Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Alpha leadership seminar in Kansas City, Missouri.

The national award recognizes Sigma Alpha alumnae for active involvement, leadership, and commitment to the field of agriculture. Licht is one of four 2018 recipients selected for demonstrating Sigma Alpha’s four pillars of character: scholarship, leadership, fellowship, and service.

Licht is an alumna of Iowa State’s Sigma Alpha Delta Chapter, which is the largest chapter in the nation with more than 100 members, and she has served as co-adviser of the chapter since 2015. Licht attributes her leadership skills, professionalism and connections in the agriculture industry to her time as an undergraduate in Sigma Alpha, and as an adviser she is proud to be helping the next generation of agriculturalists develop into future leaders.

Sigma Alpha national professional agricultural sorority that works to promote its members in all facets of agriculture and to strengthen the bonds of friendship among them. The organization’s purpose of the members to strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service, and to further the development of excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture.

For more information on Melea Reicks Licht’s award and Iowa State University, read more here.

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