USAO initiates 23 into freshman honor society
Exceptional first year students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were honored March 27 as they were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta -- a national honor society for college freshmen.
The luncheon honored 23 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. Dex Marble, 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 Kylee Taylor, a sophomore psychology major from Tulsa and Daniel Bokemper, a sophomore English major from Moore.
The following students were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta:
Ada- Glen Straughn
Ardmore- Vaunda Knapp
Bray Doyle- Brandon Nalley
Chickasha- Chelsea Butler, Ashlee Cox, Krayton Rodgers
Del City- Courtney Killmer
Edmond- Krista Burkhard, Crista Mooney
Fort Towson- Christopher Collins
Lindsay- Emily Harrison
Miami- Chastity McClintic
Midwest City- Bailey Grogg
Moore- Amanda Robinson
Oklahoma City- Katie Sears, Dian Sultzbach
Ryan- Halie Morrison
Tulsa- William Benzel
Tuttle- Kylie Clark
Yukon- Zachary Quintero
Out of State
Collierville, Tenn.- Matthew Crow
Cheyenne, Wyo.- Amber Trawick
Out of Country
Tema, Ghana- Linda Addo