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Alpha Lambda Delta Induction

On Mar. 20, Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) hosted its annual induction ceremony. ALD  is a national honor society which invites freshmen who have achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher in their first semester to join. ALD was founded in 1924, and the organization celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. The organization initially only accepted women, but after the passage of Title IX in 1976 it began to accept men as well. Meredith College’s chapter of ALD was founded in 1989.

Carly O’Toole, ‘26, the current president of ALD, stated that it “was very rewarding” to “have [her] hard work celebrated” alongside her classmates during her induction last year. O’Toole said that she hopes “the next class of Alpha Lambda Delta utilizes this society to the best of their abilities.” She also noted that “their accomplishments…are impressive, and [she knows] they will continue to be successful through their college years.” O’Toole encouraged students to “take advantage of the scholarships and leadership-building events provided through the National Society.”

Victori Rodriguez, ‘27, was one of this year’s inducted students. According to Rodriguez, she joined because she “figured it would be a great way to network with other academically driven students” and that she was interested in ALD prior to attending Meredith. Rodriguez hopes to use her ALD membership in order to “get more involved in service projects” and to better utilize her time at Meredith “to further serve others.” Rodriguez also said that she enjoyed the induction ceremony, noting that “it was simple, but [she enjoyed] the simplicity of it and the feeling of community.”

The ceremony included remarks by a former member of Meredith’s chapter, laboratory manager Jessica Thorpe, ‘19, as well as each member signing a book with the names of other ALD members from each year. Alpha Lambda Delta concluded their service project on the night of the induction as well. Inductees collected non-perishable food items and hygiene items, which were then shared with the Daisy Trade and a local shelter. ALD will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, Mar. 27, at which point next steps for the Class of 2027 ALD leadership will be determined.

By Lola Mestas, Copy Editor

Photo courtesy of Lola Mestas



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