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First-year students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh now have the opportunity to join a national honor society.

Alpha Lambda Delta is open to freshmen who earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better during their first semester. The organization promotes superior academic achievement, intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning.

Nelson Hall Director Michelle Gross reintroduced the honor society to UW Oshkosh following a First Year Experience Conference in Dallas.

“I thought it would be a great way to recognize the academic accomplishments of our first-year students,” said Gross, who serves as an adviser.

“At our University, students will be able to participate in service-oriented, social and academic-encouragement programs and gain leadership skills,” she said, adding that the society offers numerous scholarships and fellowships.

Currently, 48 students have become members at UW Oshkosh.

“I joined because I wanted something good for my resume but more importantly because this is a club that I really was proud of,” Lindsey Noack said. “A national honor society shows everyone how hard you’ve worked for your grades and inspires others to push harder at theirs.”

A membership drive is planned for the near future, with a chapter recognition ceremony scheduled for Sept. 20. The current officers are as follows:

  • President — Austin Jones
  • Vice president — Brittany Gunville
  • Secretary — Tracy Wilichowski
  • Treasurer — Nickolas Barnes
  • Editor — Kristin Kane
  • Historian — Molly Ireland
  • Webmaster — Erica Dahlk
  • Advisers — Michelle Gross and Kelly Melvin

For more information, contact grossm@uwosh.edu or melvik86@uwosh.edu. The national Web site for Alpha Lambda Delta is www.nationalald.org.

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