George Mason’s Alpha Lambda Delta Chapter Receives Recognition

Posted: July 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta has been named one of the five most outstanding chapters in the nation by the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta. The George Mason chapter of the freshman honor society joins chapters from Purdue University, Youngstown State University, Dickinson College, and Kent State University as members of the council’s Order of the Torch.

“Membership in the Order of the Torch is awarded to chapters who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of programming, internal communication, and campus visibility,” says Glenda Earwood-Smith, executive director of the national council. “George Mason’s application was deemed worthy of that recognition this year.”

Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is by invitation only. Invitations are sent in the early spring semester to freshmen who earned a first-semester grade point average of 3.5 or above, earned 29 or fewer credits (excluding advanced-placement credits), and are on a course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree. Last year, 98 new George Mason members were inducted.

JoAnn Schrass, Walter Rankin, Doris Bitler (College of Arts and Sciences), and Donna Fox (Biology) were this year’s chapter advisors.

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