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Alpha Lambda Delta chapter one of seven honored nationally

by Jeanne Baron

Oct. 31, 2011 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO--The National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta selected Western Michigan University's chapter as one of the seven recipients of a 2010-11 Order of the Torch Award.

The accolade recognizes the most outstanding chapters in the nation and reflects demonstrated excellence in the areas of programming, internal communications and campus visibility. Other schools receiving this year's award include the universities of Connecticut and Southern California.

Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor society for students in their first year at an institution of higher education. It encourages superior academic achievement, promotes intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and assists students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society.

WMU's chapter was founded in 1962 and focuses on students who are looking for opportunities to contribute to the local community by volunteering in service projects. Membership is open to full-time students who attain a 3.5 or higher grade point average in their first semester or year at the University.

For more information about Alpha Lambda Delta, contact Dr. Nicholas Andreadis, dean of the Lee Honors College, at or (269) 387-3230.