Student Wins Prestigious ADPi Award

This past summer, Alana Simpson of Alpha Delta Pi here at the University of Missouri received the highest individual honor that any collegiate member can attain. This award is called the Dorothy Shaw Leadership Award, and is only presented to 32 members annually of Alpha Delta Pi nationwide.

The Dorothy Shaw Leadership Award was created to honor Dorothy Shaw, an outstanding member of Alpha Delta Pi. This award is given to women who memorialize Dorothy’s legacy and show leadership through academic achievement and campus wide involvement during the woman’s collegiate years.

When it comes to this campus and community involvement, Alana Simpson is nothing short of impressive. Alana began her leadership roles in Alpha Delta Pi when she became the Finance Assistant. After holding this position, she went on to become the Vice President of Finance and then President of her chapter at Mizzou. When she was not serving on her executive board, Alana enjoyed volunteering with her chapter and being a part of the skit for events like Homecoming and Greek Week. Outside of her chapter, Alana was a Summer Welcome Leader, is a part of Mizzou’s Tour Team, started an organization called Mizzou Off-Campus Mentors, went on multiple Mizzou Alternative Break trips, and is a part of the Student Council for the Trulaske College of Business.

“Upon coming to Mizzou,” Alana stated, “I knew I wanted to find a support system, although I was unsure of what to expect while going through formal Panhellenic recruitment. With this said, when I joined my chapter I instantly had a group of women that pushed me to be the best version of myself. This love was something I wanted to give back, which is why I took on a leadership role working with others and in the community.”

Alana sets an outstanding example for not only women of Alpha Delta Pi, but for Greek students everywhere. Her passion, dedication, and commitment to the Greek Community and to others around her is something that all students can benefit from. The Greek Community is so proud to have a student like Alana, and we cannot wait to see what she accomplishes in her future endeavors.