Alpha Lambda Delta Initiates at the University of West Georgia

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First Year Students will welcome 120 first year UWG students as members on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center ballroom.

The executive director of the national organization, Glenda Earwood, will deliver a keynote address to the new inductees.

Founded in the spring of 1924 at the University of Illinois by Dean Maria Leonard, Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first year students.  Today, Alpha Lambda Delta has over 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 a responsibility to “have tolerance in your 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.