The Edward Waters University Honors College inducted twenty-four (24) students into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Academic Success on April 17, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. at the Milne Auditorium.  Alpha Lambda Delta was founded in 1924 at the University of Illinois and has been certified by the Association of College Honor Societies since 1939.  The five pillars of the Honors Society are Academics, Scholarships, Service, Career Development, and Belonging.  Students who earned a 3.50 or higher GPA in their first semester are eligible to join Alpha Lambda Delta.  Christian Bowers, the Honors College Faculty Chair stated, “Congratulations to the remarkable students inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.  Your unwavering commitment to academic excellence exemplifies the values of Edward Waters University.”

The following students were inducted:

  1. Reiner Ihotu Adakole-Okopi, Bachelor of Business Administration
  2. Hayli Brown, Biology General Bachelor of Science
  3. Hannah Burns, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
  4. Savannah Cumberbatch, Bachelor of Science, Biology
  5. Lina Dumesle, Bachelor Science, Social Work
  6. Keith Durand, Bachelor of Business Administration – CIS
  7. Jordan Garbutt, Biology General Bachelor of Science
  8. Gabriel Guilford, Bachelor of Business Administration – Business Management
  9. Taylor Hardaman, Bachelor of Business Administration
  10. Taylor Henry, Undecided/Undeclared Bachelor of Arts
  11. Jemaal Jean-Baptiste, Bachelor of Business Administration
  12. Miah Jordan, Biology General Bachelor of Science
  13. TaJuana S. King, Bachelor of Business Administration – Organizational Mgmt
  14. Emmanuella Koné, Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice
  15. Angelia Patricia Moore, Bachelor of Business Administration – Organizational Mgmt
  16. Nicholas Morrissette, Bachelor of Business Administration
  17. Andrew H. Motley, II, Bachelor of Business Administration – Organizational Mgmt
  18. Ruth Nelfrard, Bachelor of Science, Biology
  19. Jeremy Nieves Izquierdo, Bachelor of Science, Sports Management
  20. Elvin Polanco, Bachelor of Science, Sports Management
  21. Raul Ramirez, Bachelor of Science, Computer and Information Science
  22. Kenval Thomas II, Bachelor of Science, Biology
  23. Samuel Vessat, Bachelor of Business Administration
  24. Ilayzia Wilcox, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

“I am so proud of the inductees,” noted Honors College Dean, TaKeia Anthony, Ph.D., “It is always great to recognize our scholars but especially those who are eligible for Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.  These first-time freshmen earned a 3.5 or higher GPA in their first semester here at Edward Waters University.  These students are an example of academic leadership.  I hope this induction represents their fruitful beginnings and it is a reminder to continue to work hard and achieve academically.”

The Honors College would like to thank Edward Waters University President and CEO, Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr.; Provost Genyne Boston; Association Provost Stephanie Campbell; Honors College Dean TaKeia Anthony; Honors College Chair Christian Bowers; and Director of Undergraduate Research Hyo Kyung Woo.