Megan Cook of Monkton honored for academic achievement at McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, MD (09/29/2010)(readMedia)-- Megan Cook of Monkton is among 38 students inducted into the prestigious Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement of a 3.70 GPA or higher during their first year as students at McDaniel College. One of 225 chapters nationwide, the McDaniel Alpha Lambda Delta chapter has a membership of 117 students who conduct service projects on campus and in the local community while serving as role models and mentors to McDaniel students.

The mission of Alpha Lambda Delta is to encourage superior academic achievement, to promote intelligent living and a high standard of learning and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals in society.

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among 40 Colleges that Change Lives and U.S. News top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. Its hallmark faculty-student collaborations in research, teaching and mentoring plus hundreds of leadership and service opportunities enrich a lively learning experience that is rooted in a personalized interdisciplinary and global curriculum. Innovative January courses take students to points all over the world while McDaniel's degree-granting European campus offers a unique opportunity for international study at the only American university in Budapest, Hungary. A diverse and close-knit community of 1,700 undergraduates and 1,500 part-time graduate students, McDaniel's spectacular 160-acre hilltop campus in Westminster, Md., is an hour or less from Baltimore, D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, the Amtrak station and Baltimore-Washington international airport.