ROXBURY, NJ - Succasunna resident Melissa Klein was recently honored by the Muhlenberg College Tri-Alpha Honor Society for being a member of the school's "First Generation Honor Society."
The Society "honors outstanding students who are the first in their families to attend college." Klein is a member of the college's class of 2019.
"You are a torchbearer and catalyst," began the second annual induction announcement that welcomed Muhlenberg students to the society. "With no precedent set before you, against various odds, you worked hard and blazed a new trail, setting yourself up for many future triumphs. We, the Muhlenberg community, are proud of you!
The coronavirus pandemic meant this year's planned induction ceremony had to be forfeited, noted the school. "But a celebratory announcement of the new members of Muhlenberg's Tri-Alpha chapter included well wishes from co-directors Dawn Lonsinger, assistant professor of English, and Greg Scully, associate dean of the School of Continuing Studies, and the First Generation Advocacy and Support Group. Co-president Kate Ekanem '21 and Representative Michael Rainone '20 shared videos of the speeches they would have presented at this year's induction ceremony.
Alpha Alpha Alpha was founded in 2018 at Moravian College. The following year, Muhlenberg began a chapter, becoming the Delta, or fourth, chapter of Tri-Alpha in the country, and inducting the College's inaugural members on April 26, 2019.