November 28, 2005
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Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations, Amanda Edwards Student Intern

Valdosta State University�s Alpha Lambda Delta chapter receivesmembership award

Valdosta State University's chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students was presented with the bronze membership award by the society's national organization.

Gold, silver, and bronze membership awards are presented to chapters that show increases in memberships of 50, 25 and 10 percent, respectively, during a single year. The VSU chapter's membership increased by 21 percent during the 2004-2005 academic year.

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year students. Over 250 Alpha Lambda Delta chapters exist throughout the United States, and more that 700,000 students have been initiated into membership since the first chapter was started more that 80 years ago.

Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is open to full-time freshmen students who earn a scholastic average of 3.5 or better at a four-year college or university.

For more information about National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First Year Students, visit the website at www.nationalald.org .