Mary Baldwin University’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, an academic honor society for first-year students, has received the Silver Award from the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta. The national organization cited a 44-percent increase in Mary Baldwin students who qualified for membership last academic year.
The local chapter’s president at the time, Anh-Thu Tran, and its advisor, Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian Studies, were recognized in a letter from Glenda Earwood, executive director of the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta: “Chapter growth and achievement does not occur without exceptional leadership. Without the help of local chapter advisors, the recognition of academically talented first year students could not occur. The National Council appreciates the work of these individuals who provide leadership for this successful chapter.”
Founded in 1924 at the University of Illinois, Alpha Lambda Delta has more than 230 chapters across the United States and has initiated more than 650,000 students.