Chestnut Hill College was recently named one of 32 colleges or universities to receive the 2017 Delta Gold Award from Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD), the National Honor Society for First-Year Students, for its commitment to the academic success of its students.
"We appreciate the hard work and dilligence exemplified by your advisors who have provided leadership and created a positive environment for students resulting in an outstanding chapter," Eileen Merberg, exectuive director of ALD, wrote in an email congratulating the College on its accomplishment.
The award, which has been given out since 2001, recognizes chapters that have experienced growth in their membership from a previous year. The award has three levels, gold, silver and bronze, with the gold level representing a 50 percent or more increase in membership. CHC's membership increased 77 percent. According to Merberg this is a testament to the level of academically talented students being drawn to campus and then supported in their academic pursuits while at CHC.
"Congratulations to Alpha Lambda Delta on receiving this outstanding award," said Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D., CHC president, on receiving news of the award. "We continue to be proud of members of this prominent Honor Society and the accomplishment membership represents. While recognizing academic achievements of these students, we also affirm the excellence of the faculty who teach, challenge and inspire them."
Alpha Lambda Delta is the national society that honors high scholastic achievement during a student's first year in college. The Chestnut Hill College chapter of this society received national affiliation in 1993. Students with a career GPA of 3.50 at the end of their first or second semester are eligible for induction. Students inducted into the chapter who maintain a career GPA of 3.50 are honored by membership into the Alpha Lambda Delta Circle of Excellence during their graduation year.
To read more about ALD and Chestnut Hill College's other programs and honor societies, click here.
Marilee Gallagher '14