Lawrence University’s chapter of Lambda Sigma honor society — Alpha Pi — was recognized recently (Oct. 30) with the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award by the national executive board at the organization’s President’s Conference in Louisiana.

Lawrence was selected for the honor from among 39 colleges and universities in the United States whose Lambda Sigma chapters include members of the top 10 percent of each school’s sophomore class. The organization’s mission focuses on leadership, scholarship, fellowship and service.

According to chapter president Jaclyn Kottman, Lawrence’s 2009-10 chapter of 34 sophomores contributed more than 1,500 hours of community service last year on projects ranging from a canned food drive in the Fox Cities to making holiday cards for local nursing homes and hospitals to serving healthy snacks to students studying in the library for final exams.

Alpha Pi also received Honor Chapter status at the conference while Cam Blegen ’12, Whitefish Bay, co-chair of the chapter’s service committee, was awarded one of five $500 scholarships presented to an outstanding Lambda Sigma member.

Linda Fuerst, volunteer coordinator of alumni and constituency engagement, serves as the chapter’s advisor.