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!

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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.

WATCH: Co-president Kate Ekanem '21

WATCH: Representative Michael Rainone's '20

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.