Alpha Lamda Delta is an honor society for first year students of higher education. Members of Alpha Lamda Delta have recieved at least a 3.5 GPA or higher in their first year of college. If you, as a first year student, receive at least a 3.5 GPA or higher you will be invited to join Alpha Lamda Delta at your institution.

For any further questions you may contact the Alpha Lamda Delta advisor Dr. Kathy Fernandez at

Alpha Lamda Delta at Mount Carmel College of Nursing would like to thank all of its officers for making Alpha Lamda Delta such a successful and honorable society to be a part of!

Katheryn Fernandez

Katheryn Fernandez - Advisor

Kathy Fernandez, PhD, RN, CCDC III-E, ICRC, is an associate professor at MCCN, where she teaches gerontology, Advanced Dynamics of nursing, and the first year experience in the BSN program. She is the advisor to ALD and coordinates the freshmen class’ service learning experience. Dr. Fernandez is the Ohio Nurses Association Consultant to the Ohio Student Nurses Association. Dr. Fernandez received her PhD and Master of Science from OSU and her BSN from Wright State University.

Layne Sullivan

Layne Sullivan - President

Layne Sullivan is the President of ALD. She is from Grove City, Ohio and graduated from Grove City High School. She is currently a sophomore at MCCN. She is trying to get more involved in the field of nursing which lead her to MCCN's Student Nurses Association where she is the Membership Director. She is also the Council of School Presidents Director for OSNA. She loves ALD because it allows her to communicate with other scholarly students around the state. She soon wants to be a NICU Nurse.

Alexandria Taylor

Alexandria Taylor - Vice President

Alexandria Taylor graduated from Teays Valley High School and is now a sophomore at Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Alexandria is the Vice President of Alpha Lambda Delta. She enjoys meeting and volunteering with other peers from her school and loves how involved ALD is in the community, student life, and with MCCN Alumni. Following graduation Alexandria's dream is to become an OB travel nurse. She is excited to serve ALD members this year and get our charter chapter off to a great start!

Rosemy Varghese

Rosemy Varghese - Secretary

Rosemy is from Columbus, Ohio and attended Thomas Worthington High School. She is the secretary for ALD. Rosemy is a sophomore at MCCN and loves the community involvement in ALD. After graduation, Rosemy wants to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Hanan Omar

Hanan Omar - Treasurer

Hanan is a sophomore at MCCN and loves the fact that first year students are recognized for their academic achievements which is something that is extremely hard to do in nursing school. When Hanan graduates she wants to work as a nurse on a trauma unit.

Marie Finotti

Marie Finotti - Historian

Marie is from Westerville, Ohio and attended St. Francis Desales High School. Marie is the historian for ALD. She is a sophomore at MCCN. What she loves about ALD is the opportunity to work in the community while representing MCCN. After Marie graduates she wants to work either in the mother infant unit or in pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Jessica Groves

Jessica Groves - Webmaster

Jessie is from Pickerington, Ohio and graduated from Pickerington North High School in 2015. She is a sophomore at MCCN. Jessie loves that ALD reminds her everyday that all of her hard work in nursing school will pay off in the end! Jessie wants to continue her employment at Nationwide Children's Hospital in the NICU after she graduates from MCCN with her BSN!

Faith Miller

Faith Miller - Service Chair

Faith is from Alexandria, Ohio and Graduated from Northridge High School in Johnstown Ohio. Her role in Alpha Lambda Delta is the service chair. She is currently a sophomore at Mount Carmel College of Nursing. One of the things that she loves about ALD is that everyone goes out of their way to help people and to reach out to people in the community. Her future plans in nursing is to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Jordyn Taylor

Jordyn Taylor - Editor

Jordyn is from Orient, Ohio and graduated from Teays Valley High School. She is a sophomore at MCCN. Jordyn is the editor for Alpha Lambda Delta. She loves the opportunities and team work that come with being a part of ALD. Jordyn wants to be a Pediatric Nurse after she graduates.

Kiersten Robinson

Kiersten Robinson - Membership

Kiersten is from Washington Court House, Ohio where she was homeschooled from Pre-K through high school. She is a sophomore transfer student at MCCN where she currently is serving MCCN’s chapter of ALD as Vice President of Membership. She enjoys being a part of ALD because it motivates her to work hard in pursuing her education and pushes her to achieve academic excellence. Upon graduation, Kiersten plans to become a pediatric nurse and would like to eventually become a ped. nurse practitioner.

At the first meeting of the chapter, Florence Finn, president of the society, presented a passage from Plato’s Republic in which Socrates asks the question, “Will they hold torches and pass them to one another...?” This idea, together with the symbol of a candle and the concept of sharing the love of learning with others, caught the imagination of the charter members.

The honor society soon became a national organization through the chartering of chapters at Purdue University in 1926, DePauw University in 1927, the University of Michigan in 1927, and at the University of Oklahoma in 1929. The first national convention was held in 1930 at the University of Illinois. Conventions were suspended during the depression years because of travel expenses. The third convention was held in 1938 at the University of Michigan. A decision was made at that convention to suspend holding a national convention and to invest those funds into establishing a graduate fellowship fund. The first fellowship was awarded in 1940 to Louise Houssiere for graduate study at MIT.

The Association of College Honor Societies was organized in 1925 to consider matters of mutual concern to member organizations; Alpha Lambda Delta has been active in the Association since its admission to membership in 1939. In 1976, in response to Title IX, the National Council voted for the Society to become coeducational. In 1981, the first two male members of the National Council were installed.

Alpha Lambda Delta has continued to be innovative and responsive in recognizing academic excellence by providing Senior Certificates and the Maria Leonard Senior Book Award since 1939, offering leadership conferences since 1978, recognizing outstanding chapters with the Order of the Torch Award since 1989, and recognizing an Outstanding Advisor of the Year since 1990.

  • Abigail Gulley
  • Abigail Taylor
  • Adeyinka Dawotola
  • Alexandria Taylor
  • Alicyn Otto
  • Amanda Dennis
  • Annamarie Karr
  • Annette Dubois
  • Brock Newman
  • Caleb Zwiebel
  • Cameron McNinch
  • Carla Auber
  • Coty Pisula
  • Craig Casto
  • Debra McCorkle
  • Diana Duran
  • Elizabeth Painter
  • Emily Coonfare
  • Emily Kirkham
  • Faith Miller
  • Haley Caudill
  • Hanan Elhaj Omar
  • Hanna Chase
  • India Hutchinson
  • Jaclyn Lochtefeld
  • Jessica Groves
  • Jessica Herren
  • Jordyn Taylor
  • Katherine Derexson
  • Kayla Miller
  • Kelly Moorehead
  • Kendall Foit
  • Kerrilyn Hay
  • Kiersten Robinson
  • Kourtney Crum
  • Kristin Lilly
  • Kylie Salmons
  • Layne Sullivan
  • Leanne Armstrong
  • Lydia Schuler
  • Maddison Belcher
  • Marie Finotti
  • Megan Scheckelhoff
  • Megan Thomas
  • Meghan Gall
  • Melissa Stilp
  • Nicholas Dreyer
  • Rachel Shear
  • Rosemy Varghese
  • Sakura Sip
  • Samantha Taylor
  • Samira Hashi
  • Sarah Bishop
  • Shelby Schuttera
  • Sue Shelhart
  • Suhura Abdulahi
  • Tara Thomas
  • Taryn Carr
  • Taylor Chase
  • Taylor Dawley
  • Tenia Scarver
  • Tori Null
  • Trisha Schemine
  • Victoria Oney
  • Vikki Williams
  • Zachary Musick

About Us

The mission of Alpha Lambda Delta is to encourage superior academic achievement (>3.5 GPA) among students in their first year in institutions of higher education, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.

Our Chapter

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national society for freshmen which honors high academic achievement in the first year of college. The purpose of the organization as stated in the constitution is to encourage superior academic achievement among students in their first year in institutions of higher education, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.

Why Join ALD?

Alpha Lambda Delta focuses on academic scholarship, leadership, and community service. Awarding over $207,000 in scholarship money to its members each year, ALD strives to support and encourage its members to be the best they can be on their campuses, in their careers, and across the globe.