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We are excited to have Matt Rush, a Certified Ziglar Trainer with us at NALC!  Matt will be presenting two leadership workshops on Saturday afternoon and delivering the Keynote address at the Awards Banquet on Saturday evening.  You won't want to miss this exciting and informative speaker!

Matt Rush, Certified Ziglar Trainer

From the time Matt was in the 8th grade he knew his life’s ambition was to help others become more than they ever thought possible.  Since then, his speeches, seminars and coaching have inspired thousands of people. Having grown up in Roosevelt County in New Mexico, he brings a common sense, “farm boy” logic to his speaking and training. The Zig Ziglar Corporation recently recognized his talent and skill as a speaker and trainer inviting him to become one of their first ever Platinum Level speakers and is now one of two Co-Founders of the Generation Ziglar Corporation, a company whose mission is to inspire the current generation to impact future generations. He has served as the former CEO of the New Mexico Farm Bureau and past president of the Ethos Leadership Group.  He has also previously served on the American Farm Bureau’s Foundation for Agriculture Board of Directors and the Berean Children’s Home Board of Directors.  

Matt brings an energy, humor and enthusiasm to his speaking and training that connects with people of all agesHis message of encouragement will put a smile on your face and on your heart.

Lorinda Schrammel, Oklahoma State University

Lorinda Schrammel is the Manager of Training and Development at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma where she is responsible for training and professional development programs for staff and faculty throughout the university. Lorinda and her team provide training in areas such as supervision, strengths, communication, leadership, financial management, policy and procedures, performance management and computer skills. Lorinda was a featured speaker at the 2013 TedXOState event and is a regular speaker at local, regional and national events. Lorinda is a graduate of Baylor University. 

Apply for $1,000 in Funding to Attend NALC

Does your chapter need help with funding to help students attend NALC this year? The CHS Foundation has been a great partner to Alpha Zeta and has a grant program that is open to all Alpha Zeta chapters that would provide up to $1,000 in funding that can be used towards registration costs and/or travel costs for students. Only one grant can be awarded per chapter but they are reviewed and awarded on an ongoing basis so apply now before NALC! Learn more and apply for a CHS Foundation mini-grant to attend NALC.

Officer, Advisor & Alumni Awards

Nominations Due February 6
Know someone who has been a fearless leader or gone above and beyond for your chapter? Alpha Zeta would like to recognize those individuals that are working hard to make their chapter a success.

Nominate someone from your chapter today!
  • Outstanding Officers of the Year: Chancellor, Censor, Scribe, Treasurer, Chronicler, and Member at-large
  • Outstanding Advisor of the Year
  • Steven C. Drake Outstanding Alumni of the Year
Nominations due to the National Office by February 6. Click here to view the nomination form

Award recipients will be recognized at the Awards Banquet at NALC on Saturday, March 11. You do not have to be present to receive an award.