Published on March 4, 2015 by Sean Flynt
Posted by Sean Flynt on 2015-03-25Samford will induct approximately 120 freshman into the Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) national honor society March 25.
Founded in 1924, ALD seeks to "encourage superior academic achievement... to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society."
Membership in the organization is awarded to students who earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class during their first term of full-time college enrollment. For Samford’s freshman class, that meant that the 2015-2016 initiates earned grade point averages of 3.69 or better.
About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.