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ETBU Hosts Second Induction of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

March 15, 2022

In March, 68 East Texas Baptist University students were inducted into the prestigious Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society (ALD). ALD is a national honor society that distinguishes first-year academic success, with invitations to join only extended to students who obtain a 3.5 GPA or higher during the first semester of their freshman year. ALD holds over 280 chapters nationwide, with over one million students initiated. Among those in attendance for the ceremony were ALD Advisor and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Thomas Sanders, ALD Advisor and Student Success Specialist Vanessa Johnston, ALD Vice President Katelynn Smith, ALD Secretary Hannah Kelley, and ALD Treasurer Libby Gear.

ALD members enjoy the benefits of joining a community of scholars committed to academic excellence, receiving scholarships with $211,000 awarded each year from ALD headquarters, the opportunity to give back to the community through service projects and volunteerism, and the chance to build on strengths and develop effective communication and leadership skills.

“The organization’s purpose is to encourage students to keep excelling in their studies as they progress along their academic journey to graduation,” President of ALD and senior elementary education major Kayleigh Hill said. “The service aspect gives members a way to connect with other people who are like-minded and to get outside of the organization and their comfort zones.”

Hill is also excited for herself and other members to become more involved in the university and the surrounding community. “After becoming president, it’s been fun to serve ETBU in a different way. Right now, we are gearing up for our “pie a professor” canned food drive. Students will donate cans of food to five or six volunteer professors’ boxes, and the professor with the most donations after two weeks gets pied in the face at the Quad! It’s a great way to serve our community and get our whole campus involved.”

East Texas Baptist inducted the following students into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society at a special ceremony held at ETBU’s Chapel on the Hill:


Alayna Andrews

Elise Bach

Makayla Baxter

Stefanie Bellar

Audrey Blaha

Jason Bonnett

Jeffrey Brantley

Perla Bravo

Brianna Brown

Kendal Burks

Katelyn Cartwright

Micahanne Castles

Jackeline Chavez

Nicolas Chavez

Grady Clay

Anna Coleman

Emma Coleman

Lauren Collins

Cade Colwell

Karis Crenshaw

Paris Davis

Mary Ellis

Ryan Elzy

Shelby Freudensprung

Addison Funk

Maddison Harris

Corder Helmick

Abigail Hill

Hannah Hobson

Myron Jones

Martha Kirk

Josue Lopez Rivas

Delanie Loya

Joseph Maique

Tiffany Merino

Trista Miller

Chainey Minter

Baylei Morgan

Jagger Neely

Grace Neighbours

Madison O’Neal

Bianca Oliver

Aiken Owens

Graham Parmelee

Noah Pecory

Scarlett Perez

Hannah Perry

Lanie Pritchett

Jesse Quinney

Priscila Ramos

Jackson Ray

Avery Reid

Sarah Resendez

Brandon Riggins

Alex Rodriguez

Chloe Rogers

Alexandra Roman

Meredith Salazar

Kennedy Schneider

Laurine Simmons

Jessye Skarda

Simon Sosa

Hannah Spannagel

Creed Spenrath

Toni Tamborello

Kennedy Warner

Tristan Whelchel

Thomas Witt