Northborough Resident Receives National Award
MANCHESTER, N.H. (July 22, 2020) – Saint Anselm College recent graduate Baelyn Duffy of Northborough, Mass., was named to the Dean’s List of high academic achievers for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year. She is also the recipient of the national Maria Leonard Book Award.
Duffy, a psychology major in the class of 2020, was inducted in 2017 to Alpha Lambda Delta, a national scholastic honor society for first-year college students. The honor society selected her as this year’s recipient of the Maria Leonard Book Award for achieving the highest GPA in her class. Duffy was conferred the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, on May 16 with a GPA of 3.835 for the semester and 3.575 overall. She is working this summer as a customer service agent for Vacasa, a vacation rental company, and enrolled in a certification program through the American Fitness Professionals Association to become a health coach. She hopes to then attend graduate school to become a dietitian.
Maria Leonard was the Dean of Women at the University of Illinois and founded Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) in 1924. ALD now has over a million lifetime members and is present on over 280 campuses nationwide. In New Hampshire, Saint Anselm College is the only institute of higher education with an active chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta.
About Saint Anselm College:
Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a four-year liberal arts college providing a 21st century education in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Located in southern New Hampshire near Boston and the seacoast, Saint Anselm is well known for its strong liberal arts curriculum, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, a highly successful nursing program, a legacy of community service and a commitment to the arts.
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Baelyn Duffy is second in from the left