Lindenwood University’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society for first-year students, that it has won the organization’s Delta Bronze award for increasing its membership 14 percent over the past year.
The chapter increased from 50 members to 57 from the 2014-15 academic year to 2015-16. In order to join, a college student must be in his or her first year and must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average in the first semester. The advisor of Lindenwood’s chapter is Susan Edele, director of Lindenwood’s Writing Lab.
“Your chapter has managed to continue to grow—a significant accomplishment for which you and your members deserve a hearty congratulations and thanks,” said Eileen Merberg, executive director of Alpha Lambda Delta. “We congratulation your chapter’s members on the outstanding campus visibility, effective invitations, and commendable effort that have gone into growing your chapter and recognizing an increasing number of outstanding college students.”
Nationwide, the organization experienced a membership increase of 24,000 this year. It was founded in 1924 and is certified by the Association of College Honor Societies.
“It's an honor to share with a national organization our academically strong freshmen class,” Edele said.