First Class Inducted Into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
Recognition for Freshman Year Academic Excellence
St. Francis College proudly launched a new honor society chapter on campus, Alpha Lambda Delta, on November 11, with the induction of more than 100 students who achieved academic excellence in their freshmen year at the College.
The induction ceremony was led by the Executive Director of Alpha Lambda Delta, Eileen Merberg, who congratulated the honorees for the academic excellence and encouraged to keep striving as they complete their undergraduate college education.
Co-advisors for the chapter are Steven Boyarsky, the College's Student Success Coordinator and Chad Lectura, Assistant Director of Admissions.
"Recognizing students for their hard work as freshman and inducting them into Alpha Lambda Delta is a crucial piece of the college puzzle," said Lectura '07, a St. Francis College graduate. "The sense of unity and mutual support within the honor society reinforces their drive to succeed and to graduate from St. Francis at the top of their class."
"These students have set a high standard for themselves," said Boyarsky. "Now it's our job at the Center for Student Success to make sure they have the tools and support they need to maintain that high academic level.
During the ceremony, members also installed their first board members, including; Amanda Innamorato '17 (President), Cristina Perez '17 (Vice President), Courtney Eng '17 (Secretary), Gabriella Licata '17 (Treasurer), Meaghan Vaughan '18 (Historian), and Abanobe Barsoum '18 (Editor).
"Being the first president of the local chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society at Saint Francis College is an honor and having such a great team beside me is the key to our success of our newly inducted chapter," said Innamorato who is also Co-Vice President of the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society.
Alpha Lambda Delta also inducted five honorary members, co-advisors Steven Boyarsky and Chad Lectura as well as St. Francis College President Brendan J. Dugan '68, St. Francis College Provost Timothy Houlihan, and student Hannah Seymour '18.
St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City's five boroughs and beyond.
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