Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Alpha Lambda Delta Initiates New Members

KINGSVILLE - May 20, 2010

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361.593.4143

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society recognizing student achievement during the first year of college, initiated 35 students at their annual spring initiation, held May 6 on the A&M-Kingsville campus. 

Founded in the spring of 1924 at the University of Illinois, Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first year students. Today, the organization has over 250 chapters throughout the United States and more than 700,000 students have been initiated into membership since the first chapter was started.

Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is open to full-time freshmen students who rank in the top 20 percent of their class at a four-year college or university. This year’s new A&M-Kingsville members have an average grade point average of 3.61 and represent each of the university’s academic colleges. Alpha Lambda Delta members have the opportunity to apply for over $150,000 in scholarships and fellowships awarded each year.

Alpha Lambda Delta emphasizes that educated persons have a responsibility to “have tolerance in your dealings with all persons, generosity in giving to those in need, and insight into the feelings of others,” noted Dr. Glenda Earwood, Alpha Lambda Delta executive director.  Members are challenged to make contributions to society and to maintain high standards for the benefit of their communities.

According to Dr. Dann Brown, dean of University College, organizations such as Alpha Lambda Delta play a positive role on college campuses. “Most celebrations of academic success in college are centered around ‘end of’ experiences, such as honor rolls at the end of semesters and commencement when students graduate. Taking time to welcome students into honor societies such as Alpha Lambda Delta gives us an opportunity to recognize students as they progress toward achieving their academic goals. Celebrating success in the classroom sends a strong message to all students that their hard work and effort is valued.”

This spring’s Alpha Lambda Delta initiates included the following A&M-Kingsville freshmen:

Teresa M. Adkins, Kingsville, English
Crystal L. Alonzo, Corpus Christi, Spanish
Samantha J. Alvarez, Victoria, pre-medical/dental
Ana G. Cardona, Freeport, environmental engineering  
Maria I. Castillo, Mexico, criminology
Christopher R. Chapman, Corpus Christi, civil engineering
Rosa A. Cordova, Brownsville, criminology
Merlin Daniel, El Paso, pre-pharmacy
Chelsea L. Dettlinger, Sandia, political science
James H. Dinn IV, Alice, pre-medical/dental
Briana N. Garcia, Benavides, kinesiology
Hillary M. Garcia, Agua Dulce, criminology
Christopher O. Garza, McAllen, kinesiology
John D. Garza Jr., Brownsville, music
Lauren M. Hernandez, Kingsville, communications
Procopio Herrera III, Laredo, biomedical sciences
Marissa N. Johansen, Boerne, mechanical engineering
Tuveesha S. Jones, Killeen, kinesiology
Maria G. Lopez, Falfurrias, kinesiology
Domingo D. Loria III, Corpus Christi, electrical engineering
Coree L. Lykins, Alice, family & consumer sciences
Christina M. Maldonado, Kingsville, accounting
Ricky Marshall II, Tyler, electrical engineering
Myranda L. Medina, Robstown, biomedical sciences
Erin N. Morales, Corpus Christi, pre-pharmacy
Roberto Obregon Jr., Kingsville, kinesiology
Maribel Ramirez, Comfort, human nutrition
Yvonne Saldivar, Raymondville, accounting
Nathan Sneed, San Antonio, accounting
Maribel Villarreal, San Diego, social work
Gregory A. Wallace, Riviera, general business
Eric Wineman, Lakehills, electrical engineering
Justin K. Yost, Corpus Christi, kinesiology
Blake L. Young, La Vernia, mechanical engineering
Michelle Zapata, Mexico, kinesiology



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