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  • New Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta Installed at Midway University

November 04, 2020

Eileen Merberg, the Executive Director of Alpha Lambda Delta, announced a new chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta was formally installed at Midway University in Kentucky, on Thursday, October 15. This marks the 382nd chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta since its inception over 95 years ago.

The chapter at Midway University was installed in an online ceremony by Executive Director Merberg and Professional Member-at-Large Travis Martin. Chapter advisor Dr. Carrie Christensen, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, was instrumental in founding this new chapter on campus. The chapter was presented with a hand-calligraphed charter featuring names of the 14 founding members and 1 honorary member of the Society.

“Alpha Lambda Delta honors students for their first-year higher education excellence,” said Dr. Christensen. “Invitations to Midway University students were extended to those who earned a 3.5 or higher in their first semester of college experience.”

Founding Members Inducted Included (names and hometowns):

  • Emily Cammack (Dry Ridge, KY)
  • Alexis Brynn Campbell (Mesa, AZ)
  • Samantha Caudill (Georgetown, KY)
  • Brandi Alexis Clark (Salvisa, KY)
  • Zachery Halstead (Minot, ND)
  • Jacob Paul Kocis (Island Pond, VT)
  • Andrea Lovins (Lawrenceburg, KY)
  • Erin Taylor McQueen (Frankfort, KY)
  • Madison Lee Rosenkrantz (Lexington, KY)
  • Madeline Segars (White House, TN)
  • Kindall Talley (Frankfort, KY)
  • Robert Allen Wahoff (Ft. Wright, KY)
  • Andrew Watkins (Wayland, KY)
  • Tahmina Yusuf (Pearland, TX)

Honorary Member Inducted: Dr. Carrie Christensen, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

The full ceremony can be viewed on YouTube.

On behalf of the entire National Council, Executive Director Merberg welcomed the new chapter, and all its members, at Midway University. Executive Director Merberg stated, “We wish to emphasize the chapter’s responsibilities to uphold the ideals and high academic standards of Alpha Lambda Delta. Members will be encouraged to demonstrate their scholarship, honor, and enthusiasm for learning, and prove a creative working force on the Midway University campus for “‘we must pass our torches on, one to another.’”

Media contact: Ellen D. Gregory, Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Alpha Lambda Delta

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes students’ academic success in their first year at a college or university. Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta has over a million lifetime members and is present on over 280 campuses nationwide. Alpha Lambda Delta’s mission is 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.”

For more information on Alpha Lambda Delta, contact Trish Maxwell at or 585.364.0840.