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 Danielle O'Reilly, ALD Senior Advisor, for receiving a $6000 ALD Trow Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year! Check out the press release here.danielle_oreilly.jpg

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. The Dominican ALD Chapter was founded in 2004. 

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.

Congratulations to our graduating ALD class from 2016-2017!

 FACULTY SPONSOR

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

FORMER STAFF SPONSOR (effective spring 2017)

  • Christina Mayes, MS
  • First-Year Advisor
  • Academic Advising and Achievement Center, Bertrand 109
  • (415) 458-3781
  • christina.mayes@dominican.edu
 

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

All photo credit for 2015-2017 to Jake Gordon, student within Dominican's Business Program. Contact jake.gordon@students.dominican.edu for your photography needs.

First-Year students induction into Alpha Lambda Delta on April 22, 2017.

Spring 2017 newly inducted members of Alpha Lambda Delta on April 22, 2017.

Alpha Lambda Delta Musical Trio April 22, 2017.

Dominican Musical Trio opened the ALD induction ceremony, Taylor Andreozzi, flute, Eli Hawley-Veilleux, Oboe, and Serena Reeves, flute (April 22, 2017).

Alpha Lambda Delta Trow Scholarship Recipient Danielle O'Reilly April 22, 2017.

Danielle O'Reilly, recipient of the Jo Anne J. Trow Undergraduate ALD Scholarship 2016-2017 (April 22, 2017).

Alpha Lambda Delta Keynote Speaker Professor Dan May April 22, 2017.

Keynote Speech delivered by Professor Dan May, Director of FYE Big History and English Professor (April 22, 2017). Professor May delivered a powerful speech on the relevance of education noting there may be moments throughout your life where something may not seem relevant in the moment, but may be significantly life-changing or even life-saving.

New Alpha Lambda Delta President, Mandeep Chahal, giving closing speech April 22, 2017.

New ALD President, Mandeep Chahal, making closing speech (April 22, 2017).

Alpha Lambda Delta Sponsors and Officers April 22, 2017.

Newly inducted Honorary Member Professor May, Faculty Sponsor Dr. Kiowa Bower, ALD Officers; Mandeep Chahal, President, Sonya Woo, Vice President, Mikaila Imperio, Secretary, and Danielle O'Reilly, Senior Advisor, and Staff Sponsor Christina Mayes. (April 22, 2017).

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Spring 2016 first-year student inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, April 8, 2016 (photo credit: Jake Gordon).

For the Spring 2016 Induction Ceremony, we opened our ceremony with a Dominican Musical Duo. Our Keynote Speaker, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Dominican Experience, Dr. Ashley Finley, gave a motivational speech while sharing the institution's vision and mission to best serve students. Thank you to all the families and guests who witnessed this ritual of induction. We would also like to thank our new ALD President, Shirin Aahmadieh for her closing speech.

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On April 8, 2016, Dominican's ALD Chapter not only inducted 40 first-year students, but also two new honorary members, Naomi Elvove, Director of Academic Advising and Achievement Center, as well as Dr. Ashley Finley, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Dominican Experience. ALD announced retiring ALD President, Danielle O'Reilly as the new Senior Advisor, Shirin Aamadieh as ALD President, Athena Pham as Vice President and Enrique Hernandez as Secretary. (Left to right: Naomi Elvove, Dr. Ashley Finley, Dr. Kiowa Bower, Christina Mayes, Danielle O'Reilly, Shirin Aamadieh, Athena Pham, and Enrique Hernandez, photo credit: Jake Gordon.)

 

For the Spring 2015 Induction Ceremony, we opened our ceremony with a Dominican Musical Trio and for our Keynote Speaker we welcomed the Chair of Communications and Media Studies, Professor Bradley Van Alstyne. 

The 2015 Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony was on Saturday, April 18th. New first-year students were inducted into this national honor society.

Spring 2015 newly inducted ALD Dominican Students, April 18, 2015 (photo credit: Danielle Toriumi and Jared Huey).

The 2015 Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony was on Saturday, April 18th. New first-year students were inducted into this national honor society.

The 2015 Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony was on Saturday, April 18th. New first-year students were inducted into this national honor society.

 

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. 

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Spring 2014 Inducted ALD Dominican Students (photo taken by E. Mayes)
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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)
Dr. Bower, Mrs. Mayes, Dr. Redsecker, and Dr. Raccanello
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)