NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently recognized the achievements of six business administration students, when they were inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on Saturday, April 22.

The new members of Delta Mu Delta are Jordan R. Meredith ’17, Brianne Murray O'Rourke ’17, Brian Harper ’17, Nicole Hastry ’18, Tyler V. Panetti ’17 and Liza Scranton ’17.

In addition, Daniel J. Trombley ’90, majority owner and manager of Alton and Westall Real Estate Agency in Williamstown, who serves as chair of the MCLA Foundation Board of Directors, was inducted as an honorary member of the organization.

“Dan is a true MCLA trailblazer,” said Denise Richardello, MCLA executive vice president. “He is an extremely generous advocate of MCLA who cares deeply about the College and our students. His commitment to MCLA is evident in his leadership role as chair of the Foundation Board of Directors, where he tirelessly donates his time and resources to help raise funds for student scholarships and College initiatives.  

“We are extremely grateful to Dan for all he has done for MCLA. He is well-deserving for this recognition to be inducted to Delta Mu Delta,” Richardello added.

In addition to serving as chair of the MCLA Foundation Board of Directors, Trombley was its treasurer from 2012 to 2015. He has been a member of the Board since 2009. A certified public accountant, he is the chief financial officer of LGI Holdings, LLC, in The Woodlands, Texas, a position he has held since 2004.

From 1995 to 2004, Trombley served as the controller and treasurer of Inland Management Corporation in Williamstown. Previously, he was a staff assistant and auditor for Adelson and Company, P.C., in Pittsfield, after working in corporate accounting for Profit Technology, Inc., and Labor Worlds of America in Boca Raton, Fla.

Zeta Zeta, the MCLA chapter of Delta Mu Delta, was chartered in 1992. Delta Mu Delta recognizes and rewards scholastic achievement in business subjects and promotes scholarship in training for business.

Founded in 1913, Delta Mu Delta was established to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement by students of business administration.  In 1963, it was admitted to membership in the Association of College Honor Societies, an organization of 68 member national honor societies whose purpose is to maintain desirable standards. 

Delta Mu Delta is affiliated with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Business and Programs. In the United States, 155 Delta Mu Delta chapters have been formed in fully accredited public and private colleges with a total membership of over 78,000. Since 1992, MCLA has inducted more than 500 members into its local chapter.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.