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Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA is the National Academic Honor Society for First-Year Students. This is a prestigious honor to add to your list of many accomplishments at Dominican!
Congratulations to Alpha Lambda Delta for celebrating her 90th anniversary this year of 2014!
Dominican University of California celebrated 10th year anniversary this 2014!

 Alpha Lambda Delta was formed in 1924 to acknowledge full-time first year students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better during their first full year of college or during their first semester of college. Only the top twenty percent of the first-year students from their entering class are eligible for this honor. 

There is a lifetime induction fee of $50 which covers national dues, local chapter dues, lapel pin, and membership certificate. Members will also receive Alpha Lambda Delta honor cords to wear at their graduation commencement ceremony.

Students are invited to join once their first semester of college performance has been evaluated. Each year we hold an induction ceremony to acknowledge this academic achievement, which we hope will be the first of many for our students.

For the Spring 2014 induction ceremony, our festivities began with Dominican's A Cappella Workshop led by Professor Singleton. Dominican's Dean of Students, Dr. Paul Raccanello, was our Keynote Speaker and Dr. Jeane Redsecker shared her experience as a ALD alumna. 

2014 ALD Inductees 1
Spring 2014 Inducted ALD Dominican Students (photo taken by E. Mayes)
2014 ALD Chapter Officers 1
2014 ALD Chapter Officers (from left to right: President Victor Chan, Junior Advisor Mekedelawit Yilma, Historian Sierra Carlson, Treasurer Jacob Everhart, Vice President Talia Gonzalez, and Editor Genica-Jade Ocampo. Photo taken by E. Mayes)
2014 ALD Speakers
Spring 2014 Induction Ceremony ALD Sponsors, Opening Speaker, and Keynote Speaker (from left to right, Faculty Sponsor Dr. Kiowa Bower, Staff Sponsor Mrs. Christina Mayes, ALD Opening Speaker Dr. Jeane Redsecker, and ALD Keynote Speaker, Dean of Students,  Dr. Paul Raccanello. Photo taken by E. Mayes.).

ALD Inducted Dominican Students Spring 2013

Spring 2013 Inducted ALD Dominican Students  (photo taken by E. Mayes)


ALD Sponsors and Provost Steven Weisler

Spring 2013 Induction Ceremony ALD Sponsors and Dominican Provost (from left to right, Faculty Sponsor Dr. Kiowa Bower, Provost and ALD Keynote Speaker Dr. Steven Weisler and Staff Sponsor Christina Mayes, MS, photo taken by E. Mayes).


  • Christina Mayes, MS
  • First-Year Advisor
  • Academic Advising and Achievement Center, Bertrand 109
  • (415) 458-3781


  • Dr. Kiowa Bower, PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biology and Natural Sciences, Science Center #110
  • (415) 482-2469


For more information on this honor society, please visit the Alpha Lambda Delta National Website.

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