In a recent online ceremony, a new chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta was formally installed at Le Moyne College, marking the 386th chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta since its inception more than 95 years ago. Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes students’ academic success in their first year at a college or university.
The announcement was made by Eileen Merberg, the executive director of Alpha Lambda Delta. The Le Moyne chapter was installed by Executive Director Merberg and Vice President for Chapter Relations and Expansion Anthony Helms. Le Moyne chapter advisors Pam Chrysler, student success coach, Allison Farrell, assistant dean of student success, and Mary Schad, interim director of the student success center, were instrumental in founding this new chapter on campus.
"We wish to emphasize the chapter's responsibilities to uphold the ideals and high acacemic standards, of Alphs Lambda Delta, said Merberg. "Members will be encouraged to demonstrate their scholarship, honor and enthusiasm for learning, and prove a creative working force on the Le Moyne College campus for 'we must pass our touches on, one to another.' "
The chapter was presented with a hand-calligraphed charter featuring names of the 119 founding members and two honorary members. Members not only celebrated their academic success, but are now eligible for national scholarships and fellowships, programs to develop their leadership skills, and resources to help define the path to their career.
Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta has over a million lifetime members and is present on over 280 campuses nationwide. Alpha Lambda Delta’s mission is to “encourage superior academic achievement, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society.”