Alpha Lambda Delta recognizes the high academic achievement of first-year students during their first semester. These students were inducted into this prestigious society for having grade point averages that surpassed a 3.5 and for being in the top 20% of their class.
115 first year students and four honorary inductees, along with their respective family and friends attended the spring 2022 Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony which took place virtually over Zoom on March 25, 2022. At this ceremony, new Alpha Lambda Delta members were sworn into the society and awarded a membership pin and certificate. The Alpha Lambda Delta executive board spoke at this event about the impact that membership has had on their academic success.
Professional staff from the First Year Experience Office, along with other members of the Salem State community, and the Vice President of Student Success were also featured speakers for the event. Salem State University’s Vice President of Student Success, Dr. Nate Bryant congratulated the first-year students on their honor by saying,
“You have so much to be proud of. You are among the best and brightest of our Salem State University community. Your induction into this esteemed Alpha Lambda Delta not only reflects your academic acumen, but it’ll also help to develop your leadership potential. You will have an opportunity to leave your mark here at Salem State.”
He went on to say, “For me, there is nothing more satisfying than watching our students display what they have learned, express what they are passionate about, and pursue their hopes and dreams for the future. By being inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, I would say that you are all off to a very good start.”
Alpha Lambda Delta at Salem State University was founded in 1986 and re-established in 2012 after a short period of inactivity and has inducted over 1,200 members in the last 10 years. These students are now a part of a society that encourages superior academic achievement, community service, and playing a helpful role in society.
With this mission in mind, the Salem State chapter continues to expand its service project and scholarship opportunities, and encourages the academic success of its members throughout their collegiate experience.
Mathew R Chetnik