Message to ASLHS Members | Coronavirus-19

Due to the measures in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Alpha Sigma Lambda Home Office Staff are now fully remote and will continue to function remotely until further notice.   

We are monitoring all voicemails regularly and will return your calls as soon as we are able.  Please make note that returned calls will be made using the phone number, (812) 610-8659 (Washington, IN).  This is a temporary number and may be displayed as an unknown number.  

Of course, we will also be working via email throughout the normal workday. The office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Our store is OPEN !!!  Orders will be processed and shipped from our remote location to the best of our ability.  Please note that apparel orders could take up to 6 weeks before they are shipped.  We will keep you updated on any further delays.         

2020-2021 Scholarships: The deadline for chapter councilors to submit scholarship applications to the ASLHS home office has been extended to May 31, 2020.  We are currently developing a version of the scholarship application that can be completed online and saved.  Applicants are to follow the instructions of the chapter councilor when submitting their applications for consideration.  If you have any questions, please reach out to the chapter councilor at your institution. The online chapter directory may be accessed by going to our DIRECTORY.

We appreciate your patience as we adjust to the remote environment, but we are as committed as ever to meeting your needs, answering your questions, and continuing to support you as you pursue your education.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us.   

Best regards,

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society

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Tips for Requesting Faculty Recommendation Letters

Tips for Requesting Faculty Recommendation Letters

As a student, there comes a time you may need to request letters of recommendation from a faculty member. For example, the Alpha Sigma Lambda scholarship application asks for a letter of recommendation. Beyond that, you may need letters of recommendation for graduate schools, job applications, and more. Below are some tips for you to consider when you need to request a letter of recommendation. 

  1. Reach out to faculty who you recently took classes with. Remind them who you are- what grade you received, and anything else that may have stuck out (for example, the topic of your final paper or project, or if there were online discussions, how frequently or early you posted.)

  2. Mention a few things about yourself – what your educational and professional goals are, what your other responsibilities are in addition to taking classes.

  3. Clarify that the recommendation is meant to portray the type of student you are- which a faculty member can usually speak to from your behavior in their course.

  4. Offer to provide additional information if the faculty member feels it would be useful.

  5. Give the faculty a few weeks to complete the letter…don’t ask the week it is due.

  6. Ask a few faculty members for recommendations. So that if one or more don’t feel comfortable giving one, you don’t have to start the process over. It does not hurt to end up with more than one recommendation.

  7. For the Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship: Remind the faculty that the recommendation can be sent via email using their faculty email address (this alleviates any worry of having to use the school’s letterhead, which can be difficult for some non-local faculty to obtain).

Keep these tips in mind as you reach out for letters of recommendation. Also, if you know now that you plan to attend graduate school or go into a field that requires faculty references, start now to develop relationships with your faculty members while you are in their class. Being an active student in discussions, helping other students, and chatting with the faculty member (whether online or on-site) may help down the road when you need that reference. 


Learn more about Alpha Sigma Lambda Student Scholarships  for nontraditional students. 

Already applied? Visit STUDENT RESOURCES for more tips and scholarship opportunities. 

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Alpha Sigma Lambda Inductions | Winter 2019 -2020

Gamma Beta Upsilon

Mr. Homer Craig (Criminal Justice Coordinator and Instructor, Guest Speaker: Tim Price – 2018 Alpha Sigma Lambda Inductee
History of Alpha Sigma Lambda and Induction Ceremony: Dr. Elizabeth Pack (Dean of Adult and Distance Education)
Remarks: Dr. Ben Leslie (Provost and Executive Vice President)

Student inductees: Paige Bortnick, Sarah Young, and Brittany McGill, Paula Quinn, Melissa Stewart, and Thomas Harless.

 

Gardner Webb Alpha Sigma Lambda member at an induction
Sharing her Alpha Sigma Lambda pride & pin is Brittany McGill’s.

Delta Lambda Pi

The DePaul-School for New Learning, Delta Lambda Pi (DePaul Leaders and Professionals) held its 17th Annual Induction Ceremony, Saturday, May19, 2019. The theme this year was “when life challenges you”. This theme was inspired by a quote from Alana Stewart saying, “No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them.” SNL Inductees took to heart to examine learning opportunities presented by life’s challenges, and then make the ultimate decision to shift to their inner cheerleader. Associate Dean for SNL Operations, Dr. Akilah Martin was the key note. Interim Dean and ASL Director, Dr. Donald L. Opitz congratulated and held individual photo-ops with inductees and Chapter Councilor, Leyfane J. Thomas, President Stephen Hall and ASL Alumni, Lisa Tolefree, offered separate congratulatory words of encouragement. The Chapter Councilor also chimed a bell at inductee roll call.

Student Inductees: Isabel Avalos, Regina Davis, Heather De vries, Alice Dobosz, Sabrina Downard, Emma Jane Hunt, Ana Fuentes, Shaunta Gray, Igael Hamburg, Marcia Hernandez, Troy Kindle, Bill King, Shantoya Leslie, Sandra Long, Cheryl Marshall, Monika Martinez, Sean McNamara, LaTonya Mohead, Margaret Micheli Venckus, Fernando Molina, Charlotte Ogorek, Deanna Patton, LaurieRabattini, Melissa Rack, Cheryl Schuh, Stephanie Soergel, Anne Sprecher, Conner Steel, Renee Terracina and Robert Trotter.

DePaul-School for New Learning


Iota Eta Sigma

The University of Mobile’s Iota Eta Sigma (in His service) chapter celebrated our 17th year by adding nine new inductees, including one honorary faculty member, Dr. Karen Dennis from our School of Education. Dr. Pamela Buchanan Miller, long-time chapter counselor and advocate for adult students at UM led the induction, and one of our two 2019 national ASL scholarship members, Tanika Woodard, presented candidates with their certificates of membership. The reception that followed was attended by 60+ friends and family celebrating their members’ accomplishments.

Student Inductees: Jennifer Amacker, Beverly Deas, Trinishia Clausell, Kylie Boutwell, Dr. Karen Dennis (honorary, faculty), Jennifer Todd, Sherea White, Kenneth Kaiser, Victoria Bolton.


Membership shall contain chapters of colleges and universities which offer undergraduate degrees and which are accredited by the regional associations. Students are inducted into the Society as members of a specific chapter. Membership at-large is not available to students.

To find out if your institution has an Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter, see our Chapter Directory page.

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