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MCLA’S DELTA MU DELTA INDUCTS STUDENTS, HONORS ALUMNA



April 17, 2018 
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently recognized the achievements of 10 business administration students when they were inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on Saturday, April 7. Also inducted into Delta Mu Delta was Maria L. LaValley ’89, an administration assistant for the offices of athletic training, business administration, and sociology.
 
The new members of Delta Mu Delta are Oscar Castro ’18, Kolumbia Cook ’18, Taylar Jackson ’18, Khalil Kareh ’18, Stephen LaForest ’18, Yueqi Li ’18, Molly Elizabeth Murphy ’19, Kate T. Reardon ’18, Adam Trent Sams ’18, and Christopher S. Tetlow ’18.
 
LaValley was inducted as an honorary member of the organization for her outstanding work as an administrative assistant at MCLA, and in recognition of her support of the campus community.
 
According to Dr. Nancy Ovitsky, professor of business administration and economics, those selected as honorable members of Delta Mu Delta are chosen in part for their interest in the College’s student body.
 
“Of all the people we have inducted as honorary members, Maria is at the top in this regard, as she is thinking about the well being of our students in everything she does here at MCLA,” Ovitsky said.
 
She continued, “Maria is a delightful person to have as a colleague. Besides being a warm and caring person, she is organized, thorough, and always thinking about ways to improve our communication with prospective and current students. She does this not only for our department, but for two other departments as well.” 
 
LaValley graduated from the former North Adams State College in 1989 with Bachelor’s of Science degree in business administration, with a concentration in management and a minor in sociology. She then joined the College’s personnel/payroll office. 
 
LaValley also held positions in the Office of Admissions and the Education Department, and currently serves as the administration assistant in support of the athletic training, business administration, and sociology majors.
 
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. 

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