Alpha Lambda Delta Chapter at Kent State University Wins National Chapter Award

FAIRPORT, New York – Eileen Merberg, Executive Director of Alpha Lambda Delta Academic Honor Society, announced that the Kent State University chapter has

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won the prestigious Order of the Torch Award for their activities during the 2020-21 academic year. This award highlights excellence in programming, internal communications, campus visibility, and overall presentation of their application. This is Kent State’s third Order of the Torch award; previous awards were won in 2017 and 2000.

This year the Board of Directors of Alpha Lambda Delta recognized four chapters across the nation with the Order of the Torch award: California State University-San Marcos, Dickinson College, Kent State University, and the University of Texas at Austin. Winning scrapbooks may be found at

The successful chapter at Kent State University was led by: Moira Armstrong, president; Julie Duszak, vice president; membership co-chairs Gage Koontz & Sarah Melén; programming co-chairs Abby Forbes & Maggie Selva; communication co-chairs Grace Altieri & Catie Pusateri; and Clarissa Jenkins, senior advisor. The chapter was advised by Lauren Huffman.

“We sincerely appreciate the work it takes to achieve the Order of the Torch award. The students from these winning institutions demonstrated high quality programming, outstanding communication across campus and in their communities, and overall excellence” said Merberg. College students have to juggle many responsibilities including academics, family, work, friends, community service, and participation in campus organizations. Given these reasons, Merberg notes “it is truly impressive what the winning chapters were able to accomplish this past year. Even more so with a pandemic that interrupted the academic year, these chapters were able to stay engaged and continue the important work of supporting student success.”

Alpha Lambda Delta

Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor society that recognizes students’ academic success in their first year at a college or university. Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta has over a million lifetime members and is present on over 280 campuses. Alpha Lambda Delta’s mission is to “encourage superior academic achievement, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society.” For more information, contact





PHOTO CAPTION 1: A single Alpha Lambda Delta medallion.

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POSTED: Monday, August 30, 2021 12:25 PM
UPDATED: Friday, December 09, 2022 03:49 PM
Alpha Lambda Delta - The Honor Society for First-Year Academic Success