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Posted: Monday Apr 2, 2012

April 2, 2012

Katelyn Blotzer, a senior accounting major from Derry, was honored by Saint Vincent College on March 31 with the presentation of the Maria Leonard Book Award for 2012 during the annual initiation service conducted by Alpha Lambda Delta, the national academic honor society for freshmen.

Ms. Blotzer will graduate with highest honors in May. She has maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout her undergraduate years. In addition to Alpha Lambda Delta, she is also a member of Delta Mu Delta, the international honor society in business administration. She was named to Who’s Who in 2011 and has been on the Dean’s List every semester.

Ms. Blotzer is also a member of Women in Business, a participant in the College’s Marching Band and a volunteer note-taker for Disability Support Services. She has worked as a tutor for the Opportunity Program. She is an active member of her church and is involved in her community.

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 National Geographic: Through the Lens.


Photo: Katelyn Blotzer, second from right, a senior accounting major at Saint Vincent College from Derry, was presented with the Alpha Lambda Delta Maria Leonard Book Award at the annual initiation service on March 31. Participating in the presentation were, from left, Dr. John Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs, academic dean and faculty advisor at Saint Vincent College; Alice Kaylor, dean of studies at Saint Vincent; and Joseph Yusko, president of the Saint Vincent College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta. 


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