At their April 7 meeting, Nu Alpha Gamma Chapter extended the deadline for scholarship applications until April 23, finalized plans for their May 5 dedication of the exhibit at Alton School, honored long term members and installed officers for 2018-2020.


The organization, whose membership consists of current and retired teachers from Dallas County, is offering two $500 scholarships to any Dallas County college junior or senior currently enrolled in education. Due to not having received any applications, the deadline was extended until April 23. Applicants are urged to contact Maureen Becker at 515-465-2034 or mrgebecker@gmail.com as soon as possible if interested.


On May 5, a ceremony will be held at Alton Schoolhouse at Forest Park Museum, 14581 K Avenue, Perry, to dedicate a new exhibit created by Nu Alpha Gamma. Visitors will be able to push buttons and hear about rural school life. Activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a viewing of a video of former one-room school students sharing their stories and then will progress to the schoolhouse to formally unveil the new exhibit.


Ten members were recognized as long term members ranging from 15 years to 50 years. Those recognized were Marilyn Bode, Sharon Ulrich, Klista Meis, JoAnn Harmelink, Julie Spellman, Marti Klatt, Cathy Clark, Marilyn Lynch, Barb Burket and Clarice Ross.


New officers for 2018-2020 were President, Marilyn Bode; First Vice President, Sharon Ulrich; Second Vice President, Deb Irving, Recording Secretary, Roxy Swartz and Corresponding Secretary, Sue Leslie.


Nu Alpha Gamma is a chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Their purpose is to promote professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.