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VCSU freshmen initiated into national honor society

Members of the Valley City State University Sigma Lambda chapter, who were honored for their academic achievements during their freshman year. Among them were Alex Conlon and Shelby Hartman, both of Mandan. Submitted photo

Members of the Valley City State University Sigma Lambda chapter, who were honored for their academic achievements during their freshman year. Among them were Alex Conlon and Shelby Hartman, both of Mandan. Submitted photo

The Valley City State University Sigma Lambda chapter of Alpha Delta Lambda, the national honor society for first-year students, honored 33 VCSU freshmen with initiation into the society at a ceremony held Sunday, March 24, in the VCSU Student Center. Among those honored were Alex Conlon and Shelby Hartman, both of Mandan.

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society for students who have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA and who rank in the top 20 percent of their class during their first year or term of higher education. The society’s purpose is to encourage superior academic achievement among students during their first year of study. Conlon also serves as the 2013-14 treasurer of the ALD Chapter.

Alpha Lambda Delta was founded as an honor society for freshman women in 1924 at the University of Illinois; men were first admitted in 1975. There are more than 260 chapters nationwide.