Honor Society to Initiate Freshmen

Monday, March 2, 2009

More than 145 freshmen will accept membership into the National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for first year students on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Alpha Lambda Delta Executive Director Dr. Glenda Earwood will deliver the keynote address to the new inductees.

Founded in the spring of 1924 at the University of Illinois, Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first year students.

Today, the honor society has more than 250 chapters throughout the United States, and more than 700,000 students have been initiated into membership since the first chapter was started more than 80 years ago.

Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is open to full-time freshmen students who earn a scholastic average of 3.5 or better at a four-year college or university.

Alpha Lambda Delta emphasizes that educated persons have responsibilities, said Earwood.

“Members have tolerance in their dealings with all persons, generosity in giving to those in need and insight into the feelings of others,” said Earwood. “Members are challenged to make a meaningful contribution to society.”

For more information about UWG’s Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First Year Students, visit www.westga.edu/./excel/ald or contact DeLandra Hunter at 678-839-6280.