|Alpha Kappa Lambda Announces Andrews Scholars|
The Fraternity of Alpha Kappa Lambda is proud to introduce a new scholastic recognition program for its undergraduates. “Andrews Scholars,” similar to a Dean’s List or Honor Roll, is a bi-annual list which recognizes men who have shown tremendous dedication toward our third ideal – Scholarship. The first time that men are listed, they will receive a small token from National Headquarters which specifically recognizes scholastic achievement. For each additional term in which men are added to the list, they will receive a certificate acknowledging their devotion toward academic success.
In order to be recognized for Andrews Scholars, chapter members must receive a 3.5 or higher GPA and must be registered as full-time students. The first round of Andrews Scholars will be revealed at this summer’s Conclave in Norfolk, Virginia and will be published on our website, in Inside AKL, Facebook, LinkedIn, and via Twitter. To celebrate the success of these individuals, we encourage chapters to do something locally for member recognition.
The program is named after Past National President, Dr. Ted Andrews. Brother Andrews was a graduate of Emporia College (now Emporia State University), earned his Master’s degree at the University of Iowa, and earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. After serving in the Navy Reserves, Brother Andrews became department head, dean, and President of the Kansas Academy of Science and the National Association of Biology Teachers. He served as President for Alpha Kappa Lambda from 1951 to 1960 and is recognized as the Fraternity’s longest serving President. During his incumbency, Brother Andrews helped charter ten different chapters, served as an editor for The Logos, and was responsible for the hiring of AKL’s first full-time staff member, Lewis “Lou” Bacon. Brother Andrews joined the Omega Chapter on September 23, 2009.