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The Office of First-Year Courses & Learning Communities hosts a number of events throughout the year to showcase the accomplishments of our students and instructors. You can see highlights from our most recent events in the drop-down menu located on the left side of this screen. 

Outstanding First-Year Student Awards

Eastern Kentucky University seeks to provide "students those intellectual and cultural pursuits which will develop in them habits of scholarship and intellectual curiosity." Each year, students enrolled in GSD 101 "Foundations of Learning" and College-Specific Student Success Seminars are nominated for Outstanding First-Year Student Awards. 

Award recipients demonstrate exceptional classroom performance, leadership among their peers, and a willingness to challenge themselves intellectually. Winners of this award are honored at a ceremony in front of families, instructors, and college leaders.

Outstanding Instructor Awards

Each spring, First-Year Courses honors the most sucessful of our Student Success Seminar instructors with our Outstanding Instructor Awards. Each candidate is nominated by students and winners are selected by a committee based on student evaluations and instructor observations.

Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honors society for students who excel in their first year of college. Today, there are over 245 chapters and over 700,000 students have been initiated. The chapter at Eastern Kentucky University was chartered in 2005. Alpha Lambda Delta continues to celebrates excellence among first-year students. The Perpetual Fellowship Fund exceeds $2 million and provides over 50 undergraduate and graduate fellowships. The EKU Chapter regularly engages in community services and seeks to support the academic success of incoming freshmen. Each spring, ALD holds its annual induction ceremony. 

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