By Hartsville Vidette Staff Reporter

Three Hartsville students were among 63 recently inducted into the Cumberland University chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society.

Alpha Lambda Delta recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year university students. The Cumberland chapter was founded in 1988.

Once inducted, these students are lifetime members and are eligible for scholarships and numerous leadership opportunities. These students will serve as mentors for future freshmen.

Local inductees were: Courtney Burns, Tyler McGowan and Emily Smith.

For more than 177 years, Cumberland University has been advancing its long tradition of excellence to rise, endure, prosper, and illuminate the world. Recognized as one of the fastest-growing liberal arts universities in the state of Tennessee, Cumberland continues to evolve to meet the needs of a diverse and expanding community while providing a transformational higher education experience through more than 100 fully accredited academic programs of study in three distinct schools.