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UK chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society inducts 445 new members

Photo provided by the UK ALD Chapter.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 24, 2023) — The University of Kentucky chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society inducted 445 new members during the Spring 2023 semester. The chapter’s induction ceremony was held in the W. T. Young Auditorium on March 2, 2023.

Celebrating academic excellence among first-year students, Alpha Lambda Delta’s chapter has been active on UK’s campus since 1940. There are more than 280 chapters of Alpha Lambda Delta nationally and the society has initiated more than 1 million students. The spring 2023 induction class is the largest in UK’s chapter history.

“I am honored to have watched UK's chapter of ALD grow continuously for the past three years and to have the opportunity to connect with those who are responsible for this growth,” says past student president, Jessica Lamb. “Our campus chapter is led by incredible students who have diligently worked to promote the organization and enhance the ALD experience for all members.”

Alpha Lambda Delta offers various scholarship opportunities to its members, and our chapter has had several recipients of the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship for academic excellence, the James G. Stemler Study Abroad award and the Graduate Fellowship. The chapter has won several recent recognitions as well for growth in membership. The UK ALD chapter holds several meetings a semester which include information sessions on leadership, scholarship and service opportunities.

The 2022-2023 student executive board includes Nathan Sanders, president; Olivia Corley, vice president; Haley Stokes, secretary; Faham Hossain, treasurer; Heather Hunt, social media coordinator/webmaster; Yesenia Lopez, events coordinator; Madison Bush, service coordinator; and Jessica Lamb, student advisor. Dr. Patricia Whitlow, Director of The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards and C. Lynn Hiler, Program Coordinator of the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence are the staff advisors and coordinators for the chapter.

New member and ceremony pictures are posted on the chapter’s Facebook page (@ALDatUKY). To help celebrate the students, follow the Facebook and Instagram (@ukyald) page. 

The UK Chapter will be hosting an event on Wednesday, April 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. for members to meet and pick up certificates if they haven’t already done so. Reminders and location will be posted on social media and sent via GroupMe and BBNvolved closer to the event.

UK’s Alpha Lambda Delta chapter is supported by the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence and the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards within the Office of the Provost. For more information on membership contact

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