Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The University of West Georgia announces that 117 first-year students will accept membership into National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First Year Students on Wednesday, April 4 at 7 in the Campus Center Ballroom.
The executive director of the national organization, Dr. Glenda Earwood, will deliver a keynote address to the 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 260 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” Earwood said. 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 http://www.westga.edu/excel/index_6001.php or contact Ashley Lewis at 678-839-6280.