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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!
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 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. For this year (2013-2014) of inductees, Dominican students in the top 20% have a minimum GPA of 3.78! Way to go Penguins!

There is a lifetime induction fee of $50 which covers national dues, lapel pin, membership certificate, and local chapter dues through your senior year. 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 this Spring 2014, the induction ceremony will take place at 4:30pm on Friday, April 11th, 2014. The ceremony and festivities will be held at the Guzman Lecture Hall on campus (click here for directions). For event parking, please park at the Conlan Parking Lot. There will be signs and students out to help guide you. If you need to park closer to the event, there are Accessible Parking spots in front of Guzman Lecture Hall. Please know there is a OLLI lecture concluding at 3:30pm. Doors will open by 4:30pm. Beverages, light appetizers, and dessert will be served.

Students who accept new membership into this honor society are encouraged to attend and are welcome to invite as many guests as they like. For students invited to join, your deadline to join is February 28th. Please RSVP with Christina Mayes.

For the Spring 2014 induction ceremony, Dominican's Dean of Students, Paul Raccanello, will be our Keynote Speaker! This will certainly be an event to remember.

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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