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


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

Join them on Facebook!


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.

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.