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Cumberlands’ chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta receives Bronze Delta Award

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. —The National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First Year College Students has awarded a Delta Award at the Bronze level to University of the Cumberlands’ chapter of the organization for 2009-2010.

The Delta Award is part of National Alpha Lambda Delta’s new family of chapter membership awards, honoring those chapters whose membership has increased dramatically in the past year. In 2009-2010 Cumberlands’ chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta initiated 45 new members, 18% more than it initiated in 2008-2009.

Alpha Lambda Delta and University of the Cumberlands believe that recognition of academic excellence among first-year students encourages them to continue their successes throughout their college careers and aids in retention. Cumberlands’ chapter advisors are Kathy G. Fish, professor of English, and Linda Carter, dean of Student Life whose leadership is vital to the recognition of academically talented first-year students, as well as to the chapter’s growth and achievement.

Since 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta has recognized outstanding students on college campuses throughout the country. The society has initiated more than 850,000 gifted students and has awarded more than one million dollars in scholarships.