Hi Alpha Sigma Lambda Members,
Happy 2020! In this new year, I am excited to begin my new role as President for Alpha Sigma Lambda. At the University of Maryland Global Campus (where I work), I have worked with the local Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter for over ten years, helping to induct thousands of students. For me, Alpha Sigma Lambda’s mission relates to why I come to work every day- to support adult students who make the sacrifices they do to achieve their educational goals.
Before coming into this role, I served for two years on the Alpha Sigma Lambda Board as the Vice-President. As a newcomer to the board in 2018, I quickly saw that every member on the board is dedicated to the Honor Society and to serving students. We take pride in being able to recognize, support, and engage adult students. We have all worked with adult students-and some of us have also been adult students! We know that every moment matters- from handing a student their hard-earned certificate at their induction ceremony to awarding scholarships. As we move into our 75th year, it is my hope that we can focus on providing more resources for Chapter Councilors and members, on continuing to grow our scholarship fund, and on finding new ways to support adult students.
I hope the new decade is off to a good start for you, especially for those of you who are starting new classes! And I hope to “see” you around our social media pages and groups. If you haven’t already joined them, I encourage you to do so, so that you can stay connected with our community.
Director of Academic Support and Retention and adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland Global Campus