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UK Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society Inducts 232 New Members

Photo of newly inducted ALD members.
Pat Whitlow (far left), ALD staff advisor and chapter coordinator, with newly inducted ALD members.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 14, 2022) — The University of Kentucky chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) National Honor Society inducted 232 new members during the Spring 2022 semester. The chapter’s induction ceremony was held in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom on Thursday, March 3. 

Celebrating academic excellence among first-year students, ALD was revived on UK’s campus in 2019 after being dormant for several years. There are more than 280 chapters of ALD nationally, and the society has initiated more than 1 million students. The Spring 2022 Induction Class is the largest in chapter history. 

ALD offers various scholarship opportunities to its members, one of which a UK chapter member won this past summer. Former Chapter President Jessica Lamb was awarded the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship in July 2021 for exceptional participation in academics, ALD activities and community service. 

“ALD has been one of my defining experiences at UK, and I am so excited and proud to be part of an organization that uplifts other driven, intelligent members of our community,” says Chapter President Shelby Brantley. “As student president, I am proud to serve our chapter and help cultivate experiences that will benefit our members even beyond their time here at UK!”

The 2021-2022 executive board includes Brantley, president; Rachel Korosec, vice president; Grace McCarty, secretary; Madison Patrick, treasurer; Logan McIntosh, social media coordinator/webmaster; Olivia Corley, events; Emily Royster, service; Jessica Lamb, junior advisor; and Hannah Cleary, senior advisor. Patricia Whitlow, director of the UK Office of Nationally Competitive Awards and C. Lynn Hiler, program coordinator of the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence, are the staff advisors and chapter coordinators for the chapter.

Click here to see a list of the Spring 2022 inductees, the ALD presentation and partial recording of the ceremony.

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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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