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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 3, 2005

(Mahwah) – The Ramapo College of New Jersey chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students was presented with the Silver Membership Award by the national organization.  The awards are presented to chapters that show a notable increase in membership during a single year.  The Ramapo College chapter’s membership increased by 47.9% during the 2004-2005 academic year.

Ramapo College has been actively seeking membership with Alpha Lambda Delta and received its charter during the spring 2003 semester,” says Dr. Patrick Chang, acting vice provost for academic technology, budget, and personnel.  Directly proportional to the academic achievements of our entering classes, eligibility and membership applications have steadily risen during our brief history, culminating in our receipt of the Silver Membership Award.”

Founded in the spring of 1924 at the University of Illinois by Dean Maria Leonard, Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first year students.  Today, Alpha Lambda Delta has over 250 chapters throughout the United States and more than 700,000 students have been initiated into membership.  Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is open to full-time freshmen students who earn a scholastic average of 3.5 or higher at a four-year college or university.  Since 2002, National Alpha Lambda Delta has awarded chapters with the Gold, Silver and Bronze Membership wards. The awards are presented to schools that have shown increases in membership of 50, 25 and 10 percent respectively, during a single year.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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