Will Grindle has been named a 2009-10 Outstanding Advisor of the Year by the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta, an honors society. Initiated in 1998, the award is given annually to five outstanding Alpha Lambda Delta advisors in the United States. Will has served as the chapter advisor for Alpha Lambda Delta since 2007.
“Under Will’s leadership and innovation, the chapter has thrived,” said Kathy Uitvlugt, Will’s supervisor at the University Honors Center. “His work improving the membership process has benefited not only the student chapter but the university as a whole. We are delighted that his creativity has been recognized by such a prestigious national organization.” This year, the chapter inducted a record 980 students.
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national society that honors academic excellence during a student’s first year in college. Founded at the University of Illinois in 1924, it has 270 chapters throughout the United States and has initiated more than 850,000 students.