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USAO initiates 23 into freshman honor society


A total of 23 first-year students were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta March 27 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: Kiefer Burkhard, Bailey Grogg, Ashlee Cox, Dian Sultzbach, Crista Mooney. Second row, from left: Zachary Quintero, Chelsea Butler, Kylie Clark, Courtney Killmer, Chastity McClintic, Vaunda Knapp. Back row, from left: Amanda Robinson, Chris Collins, Glen Straughn, Brandon Nalley, Krayton Rogers and Katie Sears. Not pictured is Linda Addo, William Benzel, Matthew Crow. Emily Harrison, Halie Morrison and Amber Trawick.

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