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Honor Society Receives Annual Award for Service

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Posted: Wednesday Aug 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 2014

Saint Vincent College’s chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society has won a prestigious Maintaining the Flame Award.

The award was presented to 12 ALD chapters around the country in recognition of their continued excellence in programming, communications and service during the 2013-2014 academic year. It is a follow-up to the honor society’s highest accolade, the Order of the Torch Award, and rewards exceptional chapters that are so successful they are ineligible to compete for the torch award.

A smaller number of chapters receive torch awards each year but recipients must wait four years before they can compete for the honor again. The Maintaining the Flame Award goes to chapters that continue their excellent work during this ineligibility period. Saint Vincent won torch awards in 2009 and 2013.

Alice Kaylor, dean of studies, is the Alpha Lambda Delta administrative advisor and Dr. John Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs, is the Alpha Lambda Delta faculty advisor.

The 11 other schools that received this year’s Maintaining the Flame Award are Bowling Green State University, California University of Pennsylvania, Dickinson College, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, University of Connecticut, Morningside College, Purdue University, University of Texas, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Maryland and Western Michigan University.

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