First presented in 1992, this award is given annually to an outstanding advisor nominated by their chapter for service, leadership, and dedication to Alpha Lambda Delta.
Executive Director's Advisors of the Year
Each year, the Executive Director of Alpha Lambda Delta is entitled to select advisors to receive mention as Executive Director's Advisors of the Year.
Current Advisors of the Year
2018 Outstanding Advisor of the Year: Dr. Dan Bureau, University of Memphis
The National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta selected Dr. Dan Bureau, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Memphis, to be the recipient of the Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award for 2018. The University of Memphis chapter has been active since 1958, and Dr. Bureau has served as the ALD advisor since 2011.
Under Dr. Bureau’s leadership, the chapter has won four Delta awards (Gold-level in 2017, Silver-Level in 2015 and 2014, and Bronze-Level in 2013) for total membership percentage increases. During Dr. Bureau’s tenure, University of Memphis students have also won national scholarships, including a Graduate Fellowship in 2016 and a Jo Anne J. Trow Undergraduate Scholarship in 2017.
“Dr. Bureau always makes time to connect with students, despite his busy workload,” said Kelse Matthews, vice president for membership promotion and recruitment for the University of Memphis’ ALD chapter. “He has been a motivational mentor that helped us to not only save, but rejuvenate our organization, and I am very thankful for all the time and effort he has put into our Alpha Lambda Delta chapter.”
When the chapter was struggling, Dr. Bureau was quick to become adaptable and problem solve. He assisted the executive board in restructuring their officer positions and recruitment practices. This resulted in not only a strong executive board and an increase in membership, but an increase in meeting and event participation as well. Dr. Bureau’s efforts helped create more engaged members at the University of Memphis. The National Office appreciates Dr. Bureau’s active involvement and input on the national chapter advisors Facebook group as well.
Dr. Bureau will be presented with an award from Alpha Lambda Delta and will deliver a keynote address at the 2018 National Leadership Conference in Cincinnati, OH this October. The chapter will also receive a $200 cash award. Alpha Lambda Delta takes pride in recognizing Dr. Dan Bureau from the University of Memphis as the 2018 Outstanding Advisor of the Year.
2017 Executive Director's Advisors of the Year
The Executive Director's Advisors of the Year are:
- Dr. Wendy Gaudin, Xavier University of Louisiana
- Deborah Manzanares, Baylor University
- Dr. April Tallant, Western Carolina University
- Bradley Taylor, High Point University
- Dr. Karen Violanti, McDaniel College