75 Years of Celebrating Student Scholarship and Excellence 

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is celebrating 75 years of scholarship and excellence! Here is a look at what we have accomplished!

  • In 1985, Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society (ASLHS) awarded three (3) scholarships for a total of $1500.  In 2021, ASLHS awarded five (5) $3000 scholarships and fifteen (15) $2500 scholarships for a total of $52,500. 

  • To date, ASLHS Honor Society has awarded 303 scholarships for a total amount of $508,900. Each year, it is our goal to increase the number of scholarships each year.

  • ASLHS has partnered with over 560 colleges and institutions throughout the United States. 

  • ASLHS has currently recognized 104,464+ adult learners for their outstanding achievements in higher education.  

  • Alpha Sigma Lambda online community includes 15,992 people across social media platforms. 


Since 1996, the ASLHS Home Office has been located on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Central Illinois.  The home office consists of one (1) full time and one (1) full-time employee who provide customer service to ASLHS chapter and student members.   ASLHS currently has nine (9) board members that reside throughout the United States.  Our voluntary board members are passionate about ASLHS and the adult learner.

In honor of our 75th Anniversary we asked our board members to share what Alpha Sigma Lambda means to them and if they could share some favorite moments. 

Shelley Hintz | Society President

Shelly has served for 3.5 years as a board member, and even longer as chapter councilor.

“Alpha Sigma Lambda means recognizing the sacrifices adult students make in order to prioritize their education. Meeting like-minded professionals from other institutions who have the same goals of recognizing adult students…I also appreciate how ASL provides scholarship opportunities to adult students. It is rewarding to hear the student stories from the scholarship winners. Also, it is rewarding to see students post on the social media groups their pride as they receive their certificates and then again when they graduate.” 

Bob Charlebois

Director of Adult Learner Services | 2 Years of service 

“ASLHS gives the University of South Alabama a great opportunity to recognize our adult population and celebrate their great academic achievement.  As a university that is predominantly focused on traditional students, it is great to have an organization for adult students…Unfortunately, covid has prevented us from holding induction ceremonies in person but it is always great to receive email from invited students who are so excited about the recognition of all of their hard efforts” 

Maria R. Altobello

Treasurer | 4 Years of Service 

“Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes academically outstanding adult students in higher education.  As a member of the Board of Directors, I am able to act on my passion of assisting students as they navigate their way towards graduation by providing access to and exploring opportunities. Reading the scholarship applications is my favorite activity.  Through the applicants’ essays, I see the power the Association has to impact the lives of those who strive for upward mobility.  Their stories are eye opening and inspiring.”

Elizabeth Pack

Chapter Councilor and Secretary of Board of Directors | 4 Years of Service 

“Passion for adults pursuing higher education; affirmation and recognition of their valiant efforts…My favorite moments have to be the induction services to the honor society.  It is a privilege being a part of such an important moment in the lives of our students. Serving as secretary for the board of directors has also been a great experience thus far.  I have been blessed by the collegiality and shared passion for adult students. The dedication to the work to support and recognize adult students is impressive.”

Guy D’Onofrio

Asset Manager and Assistant Executive Director | 29 years of Service 

“I was inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda Eta Chapter as a student at Drexel University over 40 years ago. It was very meaningful to me to receive this recognition as I was involved in leadership roles in various student activities at Drexel while maintaining the grades to achieve Highest Honors at graduation! I was delighted to be asked to join the Alpha Sigma Lambda Foundation Board in 1992 at the request of then Board member Dean Stanley Gwiazda of Drexel University. I served as Treasurer for the Foundation, overseeing the Scholarship Fund, until it merged with the Society in 2007.  My most favorite moment was 10 years ago when I was asked Dr. Patricia Brown, the Society’s president at that time, to induct her into Alpha Sigma Lambda! I am looking forward to continuing my service to the Board and working with the Officers and fellow Board members in keeping our Scholarship program going strong!” 

Penny Gaskins

Vice President | 6 years in service

“I took that first step to return to school after 35 years, but did I have what it took to make it? I forged through and it was difficult. There were times I felt like I was a fish out of water. Here I was a woman in her 50s going to school with kids that could have been my children or grandchildren. I remember when the local chapter counselor of the Alpha Sigma Lambda emailed me and invited me to join. I thought it was a joke. They must have made some type of mistake, there was no way that I was worthy to be invited to join. I went to the induction ceremony and did not tell anyone in my family. I was so scared that they were going to tell me they had made a mistake and I did not want my family to be embarrassed when my name was not called. When I was inducted, I knew then it was real. I went home and told my mom. She said, “I wish you would have told me, I would have gone if you had. I would have been honored to see you inducted. I am so very proud of you”.  She died a year later. I will never forget that. Alpha Sigma Lambda gave me the confidence to never stop reaching for the stars. To be recognized for my accomplishments at my age was something that words cannot express. I will always remember that moment when I was inducted into the honor society and how I felt knowing that I had truly made it. My favorite moment was when the Vice President of Academic Affairs asked if I would take the reins of counselor for the Local chapter at Thomas University. It was my first induction ceremony and of course I wanted it to be so special since I knew how I felt when I was first inducted into the honor society. I asked another employee that had been inducted into the society years earlier to act as my deputy. She agreed.  So we set out to make this an event that would be remembered for a long time.  We had received a weather warning that a hurricane was headed in our direction and that it would be making land fall later that night. There was no way we were going to cancel this event. We had 25 students that year being inducted. The University Chapel severed as the back drop for the ceremony where the students lined up and marched in as their families stood and honored them. After a beautiful ceremony, refreshments were served under a large tent. Everyone was so excited. It made me so happy to see these adults that had come back to school and work so hard to accomplish this. They laughed and cried. It was a moment I will never forget. I think I was more excited than they were.  We finished the ceremony and everyone made it home safely and in plenty of time. Although every moment working with the honor society is special to me. I do not think I would be where I am today without the encouragement and the confidence that I gained from becoming an ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA.” 


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Spring 2021 Alpha Sigma Lambda Inductions

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society congratulates our new inductees on their academic accomplishments. Thank you to all of our chapter councilors for helping us honor these amazing students, their hard work and achievements during these turbulent times.

“Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.”

Elie Weisel


Eta Chi

On the evening of May 14, 2021 the Eta Chi Chapter inducted its newest members into the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. Some public health protocols required by the outbreak of Covid-19 were still in effect and once again did not stop our celebration and acknowledgment of our adult students’ accomplishments. We were able to hold the celebration in-person at our beautiful historic Hoffman House. Chapter Councilor, Jane Hudak, opened this joyous occasion with the support of honorary ASL members, Associate Dean Gregg Scully and Director of Admissions and Student Success, Lisa Lewis, along with Associate Dean, Michael Miller. A.J. Lemheney, Ed.D., Vice President and Executive Director of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education (GCE), addressed the group and shared the sometimes overwhelming obstacles adult learners must overcome in their quest for furthering their education and potential. The 2021 honorary inductee, Amy Enders, Adjunct Business Administration Professor for GCE, was acknowledged for her contribution to her many students. This is best illustrated in a quote submitted by one of them for her nomination. “Amy helped me see the potential in new career possibilities. She guided me and made career suggestions that I would have never considered prior. I’m thankful for her style of teaching, feedback, and help to see a road full of new possibilities”. It’s with great pride that we welcome our seven new members and wish them all the best in their exciting futures.

Student Inductees:

April Bastian, Robert Lessard, Jesenia Peralta, Deanna Shisslak, Rachelle St. Pierre, Christina Tomsic, Arika Troxell, Victoria Yamrus

Zeta Omega Phi

Zeta Omega Phi’s 2021 Induction Ceremony was held via Zoom. We inducted one of our largest cohorts to date!

Student Inductees:

Camille Allen, Katia Bitar, Nadia Bryant, Thomas Deneau, Ramsey Fakhouri, Indiana Gooba, Ali Haidar, Cristal Harris, Jeannine Hart, Dawn Isby, Penny Kane, Shalom Kebede, Anna Koskiewicz-Hamlin, Daisy Recinos, Shameca Rochon, Nathan Roulo, Yosra Saleh, LaKisha Vaughn


Upsilon Zeta

The University of South Carolina’s Upsilon Zeta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda held its induction ceremony virtually on April 20, 2021. Chapter Councilor and Dean of USC Palmetto College Columbia, Dr. Ron Cox, welcomed the honorees and led the ritual of induction. The ceremony included greetings to all inductees from UofSC President Robert L. Caslen, Jr., who was also inducted as an honorary member in recognition of his commitment to adult learners, and was concluded by Dr. Susan Elkins, USC Palmetto College Chancellor, who recognized the academic achievement and accomplishments of all newly-inducted members.

Student Inductees:

Chris Archibald, Jessica Baumeister, Kaegan Chavis, Sally Dillon, Sarah Duckworth, Cheryl Felder-Washington, Chelsea Kuehler, Missy Melton, Wende Miller, Haley Montgomery, Patience Nkyesiga, Mary Taylor, Marlena White, Sandra Williams, Lindsay Young, Bridget Blackwell, Ricky Boyd, Bob Caslen, Danelle Faulkenberry, Jessica Goodwin, Steven Lownes

Honorary Inductees:

Bridget Blackwell, Ricky Boyd, Bob Caslen, Danelle Faulkenberry, Jessica Goodwin, and Steven Lownes

 


Kappa Eta

Student Inductees:

April Alynn Brown, Laura Arlene Price, Christopher Lee Fulton, Megan Marie Ide-Sandefur, Sharyn T. Toso

2020 Scholarship Recipient Highlight | Part 5

My name is Adam Dignan. I was born in Massachusetts and was raised in Livermore Falls, Maine. I am a Senior at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, double majoring in Biology and Accounting. Prior to enrolling at UNCC, I served 11 and a half years in the United States Marine Corps where I forward deployed six times to Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, and the Persian Gulf. Upon graduation, I hope to use my dual degrees to further my passion for conservation biology by helping a not-for-profit organization. I am an active member of the Student Veteran’s Association and Alpha Sigma Lambda. 

Adam Dignan 


 

Ashley Foss has been on a lifelong quest on matters related to human factors and safety, which culminated in a Bachelor’s degree in Safety Management and Occupational Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Ashley is a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society and has certifications in Hazardous Materials, Continuity of Operations (COOP), National Incident Management System, Fire-Related Human Behavior, and Fire Protection Organization and Management. She will graduate summa cum laude, Fall 2020.  

Ashley has an occupational background in photography, business management, and operations for Deluca Photography, as well as human relations at Primerica. In her personal time, in addition to raising five children, Ashley’s interests include playing cello in community orchestras, learning languages, such as German and Russian, photography, and Walt Disney World.

Ashley Foss 


Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is committed to helping nontraditional students achieve their goals and continue their education! You can help students like Ashley and Adam on their continuing education journeys by making a donation today!

2020 Scholarship Recipients Highlight | Part 4

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is committed to supporting adult learners access to higher education by awarding scholarships each year.  Many university scholarship programs are not oriented toward adult students, forcing adult learners to seek out loans, or are often forced to work multiple jobs so that they can provide for their families while pursuing their degree. Learn more about two nontraditional students who were recently awarded a scholarship from Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society.


Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Iris has lived in the Philadelphia area for over twenty years. One of her biggest passions is helping others, which she has done through both her work and as a volunteer. She is a wife and the proud mother of three adult sons. 

For the past fourteen years, she has worked with an agency that provides mental health services for children. Iris is currently enrolled at Chestnut Hill College and is working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with a minor in Psychology.

Her goal is to go on to earn a Master’s Degree in Human Services. Upon completing her formal education, Iris wishes to work in the mental health field, working specifically with the underserved Spanish-speaking population.

 

Scholarship Recipient Iris Dabney

Iris Dabney


Scott is in the process of reinventing himself.  He has gotten sober, divorced, and has left a dead-end job in New York City to move out to Long Island to attend Stony Brook University.  Scott has been a government worker, a paralegal, and an actor.  He has traveled to Norway as a foreign-exchange student, worked for a summer in Yellowstone National Park, even traveled across the U.S. and Canada competing as a bagpiper in various highland games.  Scott hopes to gather up all these life experiences, mix them up with his wild and vivid imagination, and recreate himself as a novelist. 

Currently, Scott is an English Major at Stony Brook, a student in the English Department’s Honors Program and is Treasurer for Alpha Nu Zeta, the local chapter of the International English Honors Society, and a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Society. 

Scott never finished college when he was younger.  Now, at 47-years-old, he is grateful not only for the opportunity to finish something he started, but to do something he loves.

Scholarship Recipient Scott MacKenzie

Scott MacKenzie


Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is committed to helping nontraditional students achieve their goals and continue their education! You can help students like Iris and Scott on their continuing education journeys by making a donation today!

2020 Scholarship Recipient Highlight | Part 3

Amber Corrieri is the Director of Corporate Compliance and Communications at Mainstream Living, a multi-county non-profit organization that provides residential and community support services to adults with disabilities and mental illness.  

Outside of her career, Corrieri has a passion for community service. She was elected to her seat on the Ames city council in 2013 and is serving her second four-year term. She is also the current President of the Iowa Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs, Chair of the Story County Housing Trust Fund, and a member of the Ames Education Foundation Board of Directors.  Corrieri has a long history of service to the community and is particularly proud of her efforts leading the construction of a Miracle League Field and inclusive playground which will open in the summer of 2020.  

Corrieri was recognized as one of the Ames Chamber of Commerce’s 4 Under 40 Award winners in 2011 and received the Iowa Jaycees Outstanding Young Iowan Award in 2015. 

She and her husband Damien, Director of Coaching with the Ames Soccer Club, live in Ames, Iowa with their two children Jordan (17) and Isabella (14).  

Amber Corrieri


 

Jesyka is an upcoming senior at East Tennessee State University, and she is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She maintains a 4.0 GPA, and also currently works in the tourism industry in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Additionally, Jesyka is a mother to a 2-year-old boy, and both of them enjoy exploring the mountains.

Jesyka hopes to become a teacher who helps children to see their value and inspires them to become the best versions of themselves.

Jesyka Barbieri

View the full list of 2020 Scholarship Recipients here.
Learn more about Alpha Sigma Lambda’s annual scholarships here.

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is committed to helping nontraditional students achieve their goals and continue their education! You can help students like Paula and Daniel on their continuing education journeys by making a donation today!

2021 New Officers | Board of Directors

Dr. Elizabeth Pack

Society Secretary

Chapter Councilor for Gamma Beta Upsilon

 Gardner-Webb University

Elizabeth is a native North Carolinian with her formative years spent in the Winston-Salem area.  After graduating from high school, she planned to enter the workforce, but her parents had other ideas.  Still thinking she was not college material, she entered the Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC.  After completing two associate’s degrees in business and marketing, she realized she would need a bachelor’s to be competitive in the workforce.  Fortunately, at the community college, she discovered information on a private college that would accept most of her credits.  She would not have to start over, but she would have to move.  

Elizabeth completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in two years and a master’s degree in business two years later from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC.  She had every intention of becoming a vice president of marketing at a Fortune 500 company.  The only glitch was there were no companies or positions of that nature in the small town where she lived.  Eventually, Elizabeth would find a marketing position in a small company an hour away from the town.  She loved the job but not the commute.

Almost four years later, by happenstance, she was given an opportunity to work at her alma mater as an academic advisor in the program from which she graduated.  The higher education bug bit her.  Championing adult students to achieve a degree became her passion.  After completing the requirements of an Ed.D. in Adult and Community College Education at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, Elizabeth achieved the position of dean of the program from which she graduated over 20 years ago.  She continues to be an advocate for adult education at the university level.

Elizabeth has served as Councilor for the Gamma Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda at Gardner-Webb University since 2016. She has overseen the induction of more than 200 students to the honor society since 2012.  She was inducted as an honorary member in 2006.

 


Bob Charlebois

Member at Large

Chapter Councilor for Theta Tau

Office of Adult Learner Services, University of South Alabama

Bob Charlebois has worked in higher education for almost ten years.  He has a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from Appalachian State University and started his career as an academic advisor in their Walker College of Business.  After three and a half years in the advising center, he moved to the Office of Transfer Services at Appalachian State.  There he directed a transfer student support and advising program for students at three regional community colleges.  Jump Start Appalachian provided support and guidance to students planning to transfer to Appalachian.  In 2016, he was hired to implement a similar program at the University of South Alabama.  Pathway USA quickly grew to serve five community colleges in three states.  After four years with Pathway USA, in November 2019, he accepted the newly created director position in USA’s Office of Adult Learner Services.

Having worked with many adult Business majors and community college transfer students over the span of ten years, Bob is very familiar with the adult student population and their unique needs. They are among his favorite students to work with.  On a daily basis, he assists interested, admitted, and current adult and non-traditional students at South, helping them navigate the admission and financial aid process, find support resources, and connect with academic departments.  Soon after starting with the Office of Adult Learner Services, Bob re-activated the dormant Theta Tau chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society.  In spring 2020 the chapter inducted 95 new members.  Previously, Bob advised Appalachian’s chapter of Tau Sigma, the transfer student honor society, for eight years.

 


Maria R. Altobello, Ed.D.

Society Treasurer

Education provides upward economic mobility and I am living proof of its power.  This is why I am passionate about higher education.

For over 20 years, I have worked with first-generation college students through the development of undergraduate, graduate, and pathway programs.  I aim to reduce the entry barriers by providing potential students with access to higher education opportunities.  I also strive to create environments that support diversity and inclusion to assist students through their journey.  Increased access and a supportive environment have a positive impact on student retention and success.

I received an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education and an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University, a specialization in Finance and an A.L.M. in Information Technology from Harvard University, and a B.S. in Business from Universidad Metropolitana (Venezuela).

As Dean of the College of Health and Natural Sciences at Franklin Pierce University, I am committed to lifelong learning.  My research interests relate to issues surrounding adult learners, including prior learning assessment, retention, and quality in distance education.  I have been the recipient of grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Center for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) destined to study prior learning assessment and retention in adult student populations.

Engaging in community service is an important component of my work.  I served as Chapter Vice President of Sigma Beta Delta Local Chapter 2004-2018.  I also served as Chapter Councilor for Alpha Sigma Lambda 2013-2019.  In 2017, I began my service as a Member at Large of Alpha Sigma Lambda, and in 2019, I became the Treasurer.  As the Treasurer, I changed the structure used to report to the board about finances to a more interactive format.  This has resulted in more engaging discussions about the future of the organization, and about ways in which we can increase the scope of the annual scholarships.

Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes academically outstanding adult students in higher education.  As a member of the Board of Directors, I am able to act on my passion for assisting students as they navigate their way towards graduation by providing access to and exploring opportunities.  I am looking forward to continuing my service should I be chosen.

William C. Hine Awardee Edward Singleton, Jr.

 Educator | Leader | Father | Husband | Mentor | Brother | Friend

Edward Singleton, Jr.
Alpha Sigma Lambda Iota Delta Chapter Councilor
Director at Bethune-Cookman University

The Continuing Education Program at Bethune-Cookman University was initiated in 1978 under the administration of Dr. Cleo S. Higgins, then Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. In the Fall of 1979 Edward Singleton, Jr. was recruited as Coordinator of two extension sites. The first site was located in St. Augustine, Florida at Trinity United Methodist Church and the second was located in Palatka, Florida at Palatka High School. In 1980 a business site was located in Spuds, Florida and donated to the University by a Trustee Board member, George C. Miller, Jr., and after extensive renovations of the existing building were completed 30 students from St. Augustine and Palatka campuses were relocated to the Bethune-Cookman University Spuds Branch campus. As of this date, over 1,000 students have graduated from the John W. Miller Center (previously known as the Spuds Branch campus).

For the last 41 years, Edward Singleton, Jr., has remained committed to building a program for adult learners, and he continues to provide programs that will serve the needs of non-traditional students, giving them the opportunity to gain knowledge, develop their creative potentials, and become productive citizens in a pluralistic society.

Edward Singleton, Jr., while committed to education also determined to make a difference in the lives of the citizenry of the Town of Hastings. Because of his commitment and dedication to service, Edward Singleton, Jr., became involved with the governing body of the Town of Hastings, where he served on the Town Commission in 1993 – 1998. From 1997 to 2004 he served as the first African American Mayor for the Town of Hastings (and in St. Johns County), a term he held with professionalism, integrity, and pride, and as Mayor was instrumental in the Town saving the Old Hastings High School, now (known as HHS Community Building) which is occupied by offices of the Town of Hastings, the St. Johns County Tax Collector, a St John’s County Sherriff’s Annex office and a branch of the St. Johns County Library.

Edward Singleton, Jr., is an integral part of our community and the surrounding areas, and it is most appropriate that we recognize Mr. Edward Singleton, Jr., for his untiring dedication and commitment to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve”.

Learn more about the William C. Hine Award.

2020 Scholarship Recipient Highlight | Part 2

My name is Paula, and I am an international student whose passion for film helped me learn another language and overcome the struggles of living in an ever-changing country like Venezuela. I have experience working with photography, video, podcasts, and writing. In my free time, I love to read and exercise. My main goal in life is to get a good job in my field so I can one day provide for my parents, who have sacrificed everything for me to live my dreams.

Paula Azuaje, currently studying at Queens University of Charlotte


I study economics and finance with a minor in accounting. After I graduate with my bachelor’s degree, I would like to pursue a master’s degree in finance, a field that I am extremely passionate about, in the Northeast region. The reason behind it is because I want to be as close to Wall Street as possible – I have always been interested in the stock market and I know that experiencing this atmosphere up close will be beneficial for my future.  I am enthusiastic about further exploring the world of finance; I just find it fascinating. Aside from studying, I enjoy traveling, being in nature, doing sports activities, and cooking.

Daniel Madmony Ziegler, currently studying at Eastern New Mexico University


View the full list of 2020 Scholarship Recipients here. Learn more about Alpha Sigma Lambda’s annual scholarships here.

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is committed to helping nontraditional students achieve their goals and continue their education! You can help students like Paula and Daniel on their continuing education journeys by making a donation today!

Letter from the Board | Fall 2020

Hi, Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter Councilors and Members,

It is strange to think that a year ago, the Board of Officers were meeting in-person, planning for the upcoming year – including a 75th-anniversary celebration in fall 2020.  So much has changed since then. The pandemic and its subsequent effects have impacted so many of our members and institutions. 

Since its founding in 1945, the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society has supported and recognized adult students.  We see the sacrifices and challenges adult students face every day. Starting this spring, adult students face even more challenges, as campuses moved to online learning, children were suddenly home without daycare or school, and restrictions closed many companies and businesses, costing jobs- not to mention the general anxiety about COVID-19. Supporting and recognizing adult students is now more important than ever. 

Our staff at the Home Office have worked hard to accommodate these changes. In the spring, the Home Office extended the scholarship deadline and enabled Councilors to submit applications online, so that we could still award 14 scholarships.  The Board and Home Office put together a guide for conducting virtual induction ceremonies so that chapters could recognize inductees while campuses are closed, and allowed for chapters to purchase gift cards for inductees so that students could purchase their own items from the online store.  The Home Office and the Board are currently working on other ways to support our chapters and members through the current reality. 

Chapter Councilors, please contact the Home Office if you have any questions or concerns about managing your chapter during the current situation.  We are happy to help! 

Members, please contact your chapter councilors if you have any questions or concerns as well. Your Chapter Councilor is a great resource for information! 

Finally, with everything else going on, we really enjoy seeing your stories, your certificates, chapter events, and induction ceremonies!

Please continue to share with us on social media, so that we can share in your celebrations and accomplishments. 

2020 Scholarship Recipients Highlight

Daniel Burke was born in Northeast Ohio on October 23rd, 1985 to parents Mark and Carolyn Burke. He grew up in Chardon Ohio and attended Chardon High school before joining the Army on May 4th, 2004.

Daniel is a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and a graduate of the Army’s Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Battle Staff Course, Master Fitness Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, Ranger School, and Master Gunner School.

Daniel’s wife Nicole is a practicing Social Worker with a graduate degree from the University of Southern California. They have been married for ten years and have two children ages 9 and 7. Daniel is currently completing the yearlong U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss Texas after being selected for promotion in 2019. He also studies Organizational Leadership at the Pennsylvania State University and is a member of the Pi Delta Chi chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society, and Phi Kappa Phi. Daniel is scheduled to graduate in 2021 and plans to attend  George Washington University for a graduate degree in legislative affairs thereafter. 

Daniel Burke


Gloriann is a junior at Worcester State University and a proud member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. She currently works full-time as a Paraprofessional Kindergarten Aide, part-time as a Coordinator of a high school after school music lesson program, and as a volunteer CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for foster children who are in the custody of the Department of Children and Families in Worcester County.

Mrs. Switzer expects to earn her bachelor’s degree in 2021.  With the expertise and guidance at Worcester State, she was able to create her own major in Liberal Studies in Child Advocacy.  She will graduate with two minors – one in Sociology, which she has already completed, and the second created as interdisciplinary minor blending sociology, psychology, criminal justice, education, urban studies, and the creative arts. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my spouse, children, and family, close friends, and coworkers for their constant support and words of encouragement.”  

“Where I once believed that my chance for a degree was lost and unattainable it then became a learning adventure filled with excitement and a sense of accomplishment.”

Gloriann Switzer


View the full list of 2020 Scholarship Recipients here. Learn more about Alpha Sigma Lambda’s annual scholarships here.

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is committed to helping nontraditional students achieve their goals and continue their education! You can help students like Daniel and Gloriann on their continuing education journeys by making a donation today!