Student and Academic Life

UK Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society Inducts 122 New Members

Members of Alpha Lambda Delta.
Members of Alpha Lambda Delta.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 26, 2020) — The University of Kentucky chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society inducted 122 new members during the spring semester. The chapter’s induction ceremony, originally scheduled for March, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrating academic excellence among first-year students, Alpha Lambda Delta was revived on UK’s campus in 2019 after being dormant for several years. There are more than 280 chapters of Alpha Lambda Delta nationally, and the society has initiated more than 1 million students. 

“The Chellgren Center and the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards have been delighted to help the UK chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta return to campus,” said Pat Whitlow, chapter advisor and director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. “The spring 2019 inductee class has initiated an active and growing organization, and we thank the ALD executive board, ably led by Hannah Cleary, in their efforts during 2019-20.”

The 2019-2020 executive board includes Hannah Cleary, president; Taylor Bayes, vice president; Ellie Kinnicutt, secretary; Sarah Bombrys, treasurer; Aliza Brown, social media coordinator/webmaster; and Sidney Bibbs, historian.

“I wholeheartedly believe that becoming president of Alpha Lambda Delta has been the best decision I have made at the University of Kentucky,” Cleary said. “The position has challenged me to become a genuine leader, and I am humbled to have had the opportunity to step into such a role for such an esteemed organization.”  

Click here to see a list of the spring 2020 inductees.

UK's Alpha Lambda Delta chapter is supported by the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence and the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards in the Division of Student and Academic Life.

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