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USAO initiates 18 into Alpha Lambda Delta


A total of 18 first-year students were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta March 22 at the University of Science and Arts. ALD is a national scholastic honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first year students. Initiates included, front row, from left: Allyson McMahon, Shelby Sapcutt, Steffi Danford, Curtis Awbrey, Cheyenne Frizell and Sky Corby. Back row, from left: Dominique Midgett, Bryan Hutchinson, Felicia Arroyo, Kelsea Mallette, Kylee Taylor, Daniel Bokemper and Joshua Cook. Not pictured is Halie Cain, Danielle Hinch, Calandra McCool, Nicole Stege and Carla Wasson.

USAO initiates 18 into Alpha Lambda Delta

 

 

Exceptional first year students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were honored March 22 as they were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta -- a national honor society for college freshmen. The luncheon honored 18 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 0year 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 Callison Vaughan, a sophomore drama major from Lawton and Kathryn Daniels, a sophomore elementary education major from Chickasha.

 

The following students were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta:

Chickasha – Curtis Awbrey, Steffi Danford, Danielle Hinch, Carla Wasson,  

Enid – Dominique Midgett

Maysville – Cheyenne Frizell  

Moore – Daniel Bokemper, Shelby Sapcutt

Midwest City- Kelsea Mallette

Newcastle – Halie Cain,

Norman – Sky Corby, Calandra McCool,

Oklahoma City – Bryan Hutchinson

Pink – Allyson McMahon

Tulsa – Felicia Arroyo, Nicole Stege, Kylee Taylor

Yukon – Joshua Cook