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UK honor society inducts 127 new members

Photo provided by the UK ALD Chapter.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 11, 2024) — The University of Kentucky chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) National Honor Society inducted 127 new members during a ceremony held in the William T. Young Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

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 one million students.

“I am so proud of all the new inductees of Alpha Lambda Delta,” said Lauren Tucker, UK chapter president. “Their commitment to academic excellence is truly commendable and will aid our chapter with upholding values of scholarship, leadership and service.”

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.

Serving with Tucker on the student executive board for 2023-24 are Anna Mead, vice president; Haley Stokes, secretary; Faham Hossain, treasurer; Samantha Jones, historian; Noble Eleazu, social media coordinator; and Heather Hunt, service coordinator. Patricia Whitlow, Ph.D., 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 members and ceremony pictures are posted on the chapter’s Facebook page (@ALDatUKY). Follow UK ALD on Facebook and Instagram (@ukyald) to help celebrate these great students.

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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