Alpha Lambda Delta’s 60th Anniversary
April 7, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On April 9, 2009 the Illinois Wesleyan chapter of Alpha Lambda
Delta National Honor Society will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding in
The honor society recognizes academic excellence among first-year students, and was
founded in 1924 at the University of Illinois. Alpha Lambda Delta has more than 250
chapters nationwide. Approximately 800,000 students have been initiated into membership.
The organization will celebrate its own 85-year anniversary during 2009 as well.
To be a member of the society, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or
better and be in the top 20 percent of their first-year or first-term class. Once
initiated in the organization, an individual holds a lifetime membership.
To encourage superior academic scholarship, Alpha Lambda Delta awards fellowships
and scholarships each year to outstanding members. This spring, 15 graduate fellowships
of $3,000 each, seven fellowships of $5,000 and the Maria Leonard fellowship of $7,500
will be awarded. Thirty-five undergraduate members will receive Trow Undergraduate
Scholarships worth $1,000 to $3,000, and the Society as announced the creation of
ten new $1,000 awards, the James G. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarships.
Associate Professor of Economics Diego Mendez-Carbajo is the advisor for IWU’s Alpha
Lambda Delta chapter. For additional information, contact Mendez-Carbajo at email@example.com or visit the national organization’s Web site at www.nationalald.org.
Contact: Sherry Wallace (309) 556-3181