Tau Sigma National Honor Society




Tau Sigma

Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed specifically to "recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students."

Spring 2022 Executive Officers


Raegan Parrotta (parrotrl@lemoyne.edu)
Dawn Penson (pensond@lemoyne.edu)

Kathryn Lapaglia ( lapaglk@lemoyne.edu)

Chapter Advisor:
Karen Ortega (ortegakm@lemoyne.edu)


On April 25TH, 31 students were awarded a Tau Sigma lifetime membership based on their high academic achievements during the fall 2020 semester.  Congratulations to Zainab, Daniel, Cassandra, Zachary, Krystal, Shane, Julia, Cameron, Colin, Kyle, Amber, Diego, Michael, Cherise, Meghan, Susan, John, Kathryn, Brittney, Yanet, Joseph, Joseph, Michelle, Sharifay, Gabriella, Dawn, Jason, Jonas, Nicole, Katherine and Cassandra.

SAVE THE DATE: On Sunday, April 3, 2021, Le Moyne's Council of Honor Societies will be hosting it's Annual Induction Ceremony in James Commons. More details to follow.


Le Moyne is honored to recognize Kathryn La Paglia, a junior accounting major, for earning the top scholarship offered by Tau Sigma National Honor Society in 2021.  Tau Sigma’s primary objective is “recognizing and promoting the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.”

La Paglia received one of 71 scholarships awarded to Tau Sigma members across the nation.  Criteria for the award is based on the student’s service and involvement on campus and within the community.  Nationally, the organization distributed $100,000.

Barb Karper, Interim Associate Provost for Student Development, presented the award to Kathryn during a recent gathering in the Student Success Center. 

“I am extremely honored and grateful to have received this award. The hurdles I have overcome these past few years have been challenging, so being acknowledged on this level means a great deal to me. Tau Sigma has helped me immensely during my time at Le Moyne. Transitioning to a new college as a transfer student was intimidating, but our honor society removed this pressure, helped me foster connections with other students quickly and made me feel at home. I would not have applied or even been considered for this scholarship if it wasn't for our chapter's advisor, Karen Ortega. Thank you Karen, and of course, thank you Tau Sigma!”


Alpha Lambda Delta

Alpha Lamba Delta

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national academic honor society for first-year students. Alpha Lambda Delta's mission is to encourage superior academic achievement, promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and help students recognize and develop meaningful goals for their role in society.

2021/22 Executive Officers


Ivonne Santana (santania@lemoyne.edu)
Kaitlyn Kulawy (kulawyk@lemoyne.edu)

Natalie Petroske (petrosnk@lemoyne.edu)

Gwendolyn Fruehauf (fruehaga@lemoyne.edu)

Events Chair:
Alexia Kouimanis (kouimaa@lemoyne.edu)

Chapter Advisor:
Pam Chrysler (jurellph@lemoyne.edu)

Le Moyne's Alpha Lambda Delta chapter was approved in 2020 and is proud to recognize over 150 lifetime members.

To receive an invitation to join, full-time first-year students must earn a minimum of a 3.5 GPA in their first fall semester at Le Moyne College. Invitations are sent out in the spring.