USAO Initiates 28 Into Alpha Lambda Delta
Exceptional first year students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were honored March 23 as they were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta -- a national honor society for college freshmen. The luncheon honored 28 students at the college.
“These students represent the best of our freshman class,” said Dr. Peter Thomas, associate professor of education/science and faculty advisor for the honor society. “We’re very proud of these students and their achievements.”
Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) was formed in 1924 at the University of Illinois as a national scholastic honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first year students. ALD is open to full-time freshmen students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better at a four-year college or university.
Today, the organization has more than 260 chapters throughout the United States and more than 850,000 students have been initiated into membership since the first chapter was started more than 85 years ago.
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 Dr. Glenda Earwood, executive director of the organization.
Dr. Sanders Huguenin, vice president for academic affairs, gave an introduction to the ceremony at USAO. Dr. Dan Hanson, professor of music, provided entertainment on piano.
The initiation of new members was conducted by ALD officers Lindsey Cathey, an English major from Chickasha; Nicole Oldham, a deaf education major from Pryor, and Nicole Duncan, a psychology major from Chickasha.
The following students were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta:
Blanchard -- Tyler McConnell
Bray -- Dustin Hampton
Chandler -- Megan Battershell, Holly Howard, Stacy Lamb
Chickasha -- Jamie Marie Harvey, Zachary Robbins
Cole -- Jenny Caldwell
Cyril -- Zachary Williams
Enid -- Ariel Morgan
Harrah -- Rory Barron, Kailea Dull
Idabel -- Travis Bates
Lawton -- Callison Vaughan
Lexington -- Stephanie Morris
Locust Grove -- Emily Potter
Moore -- Taylor Peterson
Mustang -- Roberta Lake, Sara Rowe
Ninnekah -- Bailey Schultz
Oklahoma City -- Kathryn Daniels, April Lawrence
Piedmont -- Ashley Paxton
Rush Springs -- Ashton Ferguson
Wellston -- Jennifer Hammersberg
Yukon -- Leslie Bross
Out of State
Middletown, Rhode Island -- Molly Tracy
Out of Country
Pretoria, South Africa -- Tyrone Tarbitt