Message to ASLHS Members | Coronavirus-19

Dear Members,

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 Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 P.M. and Friday: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Central Standard Time.

THE ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA ONLINE 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.         

SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE 

Alpha Sigma Lambda will be accepting online applications for scholarships starting in 2020. Students can download a fillable online version of the APPLICATION on our website. Students must submit their applications to the chapter counselor for review. Please do not forward your own packets! Packets received in this manner will not be accepted.

Only chapters may forward application packets to the Home Office after verifying your GPA, completed hours at the institution, and other required information.  If you have any questions, please reach out to the chapter counselor at your institution. Chapter contact information can be found on our online chapter 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 Home Office


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 by making a donation today!


Message to Alpha Sigma Lambda 2020 Graduates

Alpha Sigma Lambda graduates, each one of you has a story. Each one of you has a unique journey of how you found your way to pursuing a college education, perhaps stopping and starting again as you also navigated the challenges and joys of life. You moved towards your goal, and finally, after years of hard work (and late nights of studying for many of you), you have achieved your degree. 

Many of you probably also imagined the day you would walk across the stage, shake the hand of your institution’s president, and receive your diploma, with your family and friends watching.  Perhaps you were looking forward to that day, as you worked on your final classes, completing your final assignments. Yet, as your graduation approached, Commencements were canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.  I know that many of you were likely disappointed, and understandably so. Commencement ceremonies can serve as the grand finale to achieving your degree.  

As virtual ceremonies replaced the on-ground ones, I want to remind you that the sudden change in events does not diminish your accomplishments. Quite the contrary, when classes moved online, campuses closed, industries and companies shut down, unemployment increased exponentially, and people were falling ill with an unknown virus, you managed to continue your path. Regardless of how the current situation affected you, you managed to keep moving forward to complete your degree. The Board of Directors and the Home Office of Alpha Sigma Lambda are proud of your accomplishments! We hope that you still had a nice celebration, even if it wasn’t what you expected.

If you are our Alpha Sigma Lambda’s Facebook group, please share your graduation pictures with us so that we can celebrate with you or share your photos with us on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. 2020 Graduates can also ENTER TO WIN A FREE GIFT from Alpha Sigma Lamba Honor Society!

Congratulations, graduates!

Shelley Hintz

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society President

New Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapters

New Chapters 

Brandman University | Xi Lambda

California Lutheran University | Omega Rho

Schreiner University | Xi Omega


Re-Established Chapters 

Houston Baptist University | Iota Epsilon

Trinity Washington University 


Learn about the benefits and advantages of having an Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter at your learning institution or apply to start a chapter. 

Membership shall contain chapters of colleges and universities which offer undergraduate degrees and which are accredited by the regional associations. 

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

Nylisha Hughes | 2019 Scholarship Recipient

Nylisha was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Nylisha first began working with children as young as age three as a Martial Arts Instructor. Whilst studying Dietetics and Nutrition at Bronx Community College, Nylisha became a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. After obtaining her Associate’s Degree and spending a semester away from home to gain new knowledge, she returned to New York to study at the City College of New York’s Center for Worker Education, where she is currently an Early Childhood Education Major with a concentration in History, Politics, and Society. 

Nylisha is expected to graduate with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Spring 2020 and plans to continue her education to earn her Masters and Doctorate degree. Nylisha believes in the power of mentorship and leading by example. She believes that with hard work, perseverance, a strong mindset, and making the most out of every opportunity anything is possible. 

Moreover, Nylisha believes in being hands-on, getting involved, and giving back to marginalized communities like the one in which she grew up. Among her volunteer experience is her service as an effective organizer of World AIDS Day. In 2018, Nylisha was recognized for her academic achievement, making her a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society.



Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is committed to helping nontraditional students achieve their goals! 

You can help students like Nylisha by making a donation and giving the gift of education.


The Alpha Sigma Lambda scholarship application deadline has been extended to May 31, 2020. Learn more …  

Kappa Rho Spring 2020 Induction

Kappa Rho held a virtual induction ceremony for our two new members on Sunday, April 26, 2020, to honor and celebrate their academic achievements. We were joined via video chat by several Gonzaga University staff members, our two students inductees, and their friends and family.

Student Inductees: Samantha Bristol, Wendy Flanagan


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.

 

 

Helen DiCave Tracey | 2019 Scholarship Recipient

I was born and raised in Chester, Pennsylvania, and after living in six other states in my adult life, I returned to Chester fifteen years ago to care for my aged mother. During my working years, I had several diverse professions, among them media coordinator, outside sales, medical secretary/transcriptionist, medical writer/editor, psychology case manager, and wildlife photographer. 

Since my retirement, I have written an as-yet-to-be-published novel and have helped other writers with crafting their fiction. Currently I am a senior at Widener University , majoring in Liberal Studies and hoping to graduate in 2020. After graduation I plan to work toward a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, and possibly an MFA in creative writing. I have two sons and a stepson who live nearby and who have blessed me with three grandchildren. 

 


Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is committed to helping nontraditional students achieve their goals! You can help students like Helen by making a donation and giving the gift of education.

Kappa Lambda Spring 2020 Induction

These 8 students are Martin University‘s first inductees into the Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. In order first row, Yvette Robinson, Marilyn Jenkins, Sheila Brown, Vinny Bhupatkar. Second row: Clarence Thompkins, Hattie Carlis , Ronald B. Johnson and Carolyn Ray. A program was held on February 20, 2020 where these students were honored with their honor stoles and certificates. Our University President Dr. Sean Huddleston and Provost Dr. LaShun Smith offered great words of encouragement to all students honored on this night. Martin University congratulates these students on their great accomplishment!

Student Inductees: Sheila Denise Brown, Vinny Pradeep Bhupatkar, Hattie Louise Carlis, Marilyn L. Jenkins, Ronald B Johnson, Carolyn Ray, Yvette Ann Robinson, Clarence Thompkins

 


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.

Alpha 2019 Induction

Alpha Spring 2019 Induction

Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, Alpha Sigma Lambda Alpha Chapter, holds an annual Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society Induction Ceremony and Reception. The School of Professional Studies was proud and excited to recognize the achievements of 18 graduating students inducted into ASL Membership. Family, friends, and ASL Alumni were all present to celebrate the remarkable achievement of these students. At the ceremony, School of Professional Studies Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Seth Meisel, Associate Dean of Student and Alumni Services, Margaret McCarthy, and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Dr. Peter Kaye, spoke about not only the honor of ASLmembership, but also the responsibility to inspire those around to their own academic achievements.

Student Inductees: Mark Jedlicki, Mitzy Reyes, David Shaw, Edythe Selinger, Benjamin Keane, Michael Butler, Perry Shaffer, Robin Szarmach, Sarah Wood, Cameron Schwartz, Marylou Novak, Henry Mann, Jessica Agosto, Nancy Bucher, Hye Jin Oh, Brian Lietke, Ann Marshall, Ashley Knudson

Follow them on Twitter! 


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.

Alpha Xi Spring 2020 Induction

Alpha Xi Spring 2020 Induction 

The Alpha Xi Chapter at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, inducted 38 new members (18 in attendance) to Alpha Sigma Lambda on November 3, 2019. ASL member and Drury alum/staff member, Yesy Perez, shared her story of overcoming others’ limitations for her and becoming the leader she is today. Family members and friends proudly applauded Yesy and the new inductees.

Student Inductees: Kathryn Allison, Jaime Bernhardt, Kayla Brawley, Karen Canell, Juan Castillo, Joshua Cotner, Alicia Deleon, Michell Dunlap, Melissa Duran, Ana Espinoza, Json Ewing, Laci Felty, Ida Houck, Chelsea Lafferty, Samantha Lawson, Danielle Lightfoot, Carman Long, Zachary Marlow, Susana Montelongo, Vanessa Montelongo, Bailey Morse, Aaron Neighbour, Erika O’Brien, Hannah Overstreet, Jamie Parker, Martin Perez, Christopher Reppy, Chad Riecke, Alejandra Rivera, David Ross, Hailey Thomas, Maria Trujillo, Bobbie VanGundy, Trinity VanTwuyver, Amy Warburton, Alexandra Watson, Lindsay Wilson, Sheila Zebert

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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.