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Emily Amond, Meredith McGuire Honored with Alpha Lambda Delta Book Awards

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Posted: Thursday Feb 21, 2013

Feb. 21, 2013

Emily Amond, a senior chemistry major from New Alexandria, and Meredith McGuire, a senior biology major from Strongsville, Ohio, were honored by Saint Vincent College on Feb. 16 with the presentation of the Maria Leonard Book Awards for 2013 during the annual initiation ceremony conducted by Alpha Lambda Delta, the national academic honor society for freshmen at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College.

Amond will graduate with highest honors in May with a major in chemistry and a minor in mathematics. She has maintained a 4.0 throughout her undergraduate years. In addition to Alpha Lambda Delta, she is also a member of Alpha Chi, the national honor society for juniors and seniors in the top 10% of their class. She is a member of the Chemistry Club and the American Chemical Society. She has worked as a laboratory assistant in the Boyer School and a student assistant for ScienceWISE. After graduation, she plans to work for a year before applying to graduate school.

McGuire will graduate with highest honors in May with a major in biology and minors in biotechnology and mathematics. She has maintained a 4.0 throughout her undergraduate years. In addition to Alpha Lambda Delta, she is also a member of Alpha Chi, the national honor society for juniors and seniors in the top 10% of their class. She is a member of the Respect for Life Club and Beta Beta Beta biology honor society. She has worked as a tutor for the biology department, served as a library student assistant and was a collaborative learning program senior facilitator.

Since 1939 National Alpha Lambda Delta has been awarding a book to the graduating Alpha Lambda Delta member who has attained the highest cumulative average at the end of the first semester of the senior year. The first book to be awarded was Rochewell Kent’s World Famous Paintings. In 1959, the award was named after the Society’s founder, Maria Leonard. This year the book is 100 Cities of the World.

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Photo: Emily Amond, second from left, a senior chemistry major at Saint Vincent College from New Alexandria, was presented with the Alpha Lambda Delta Maria Leonard Book Award at the annual initiation ceremony on Feb. 16 at the Fred M. Rogers Center. Participating in the presentation were, from left, Alice Kaylor, dean of studies and administrative advisor; Emily’s parents, Kathleen and David Amond; and Dr. John Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs and faculty advisor. Meredith McGuire, a senior biology major from Strongsville, Ohio, was also honored with a book award but was unable to attend the presentation because of an interview at Yale University.

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