Jody Hahn

Jody Hahn is a sophomore at Luzerne County Community College and will graduate in May 2019 with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Business Management Technology. Jody is President of the Adult Learners Association, a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society and is Service Hallmark Vice President for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She has served as a student ambassador and as a peer tutor for four semesters. She has received awards for Adult Learner of the Year, and for Outstanding Peer Tutor. 

While being very involved on campus Jody has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.976 and has been on the Presidents list for three semesters. When she graduates, she intends to transfer to Penn State University to complete her bachelor degree in Business Management. She has 20 years experience in business and finance as a corporate trainer and hopes to teach business courses at a college or university when she obtains her degrees. She would like to inspire others to make returning to school a reality; because though juggling work, family, and studies can be a challenge, it is also full of rewards. Her favorite quote is: 

“When life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars. Now reach for them.”

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Cornelius J. Baker III

C.J. Baker is a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant, a full-time college student with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, commercial pilot, and Civil Air Patrol, volunteer. Over his 21-year career in the Air Force, he held many roles, including Target Intelligence Specialist, Operations Intelligence Specialist, and held supervisory and managerial roles across multiple intelligence fields. He completed an Associate of Applied Science with the Community College of the Air Force in Communications Applications Technology in 2007.

He is currently working to obtain a certified flight instructor rating with the Federal Aviation Administration, which will enable him to teach new pilots the knowledge, skills, and abilities to earn their wings. At Embry-Riddle, he has secured a 3.958-grade point average and has been awarded the Deans List honor nine times consecutively.  Additionally, he volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol to teach leadership skills and provide orientation flights to young cadets with a similar passion for aviation.

C.J. near-term goals are to graduate from Embry-Riddle with the summa cum laude accolade and earn a flight instructor rating. His long-term goals are to earn a multi-engine rating, gain the required experience and flight-hours to fly for an airline and continue with Civil Air Patrol to inspire and encourage the next generation of aviators.

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Belinda B. Castiblanco

My name is Belinda B. Castiblanco. I was born in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador in Central America in 1978.  My mother brought me to the United States when I turned 17 years old. By the time I turned 20 years old I got married and had my first son.  I spent many years working in different factories and, at the same time, trying to find the time and means to learn English and continue my university studies. I am an Emergency Medical Technician and a CPR instructor.  At the moment, I am enrolled in the Spanish Literature and The Foreign Languages Teacher Education programs with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the Stony Brook University of New York.

Currently, I live in Long Island, New York with my husband, Sidney, and my sons Diego and Jeremy. I am a member of three honor societies and the Dean’s List. Recently, I won the Best Undergraduate Essay Award in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature in my university, however, becoming a recipient of the Dr. Alicia Savage Scholarship Award is one of the greatest honors I have received during my academic career.

I am very grateful to the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. My goals are to become a Spanish Literature teacher, share my culture with my future students, and never stop learning.

 The Sky is the Limit for Belinda Castiblanco ’19 | | SBU News

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Spring 2018 Inductions

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is devoted to the advancement of scholarship and recognition of nontraditional students continuing their education. We want to celebrate the scholarship & leadership of our Alpha Sigma Lambda Spring 2018 Inductees.


Mu Kappa Omega – Chapter Councilor Cindy Dodge

The University of Saint Joseph held it’s Induction Ceremony on May 7, 2018. Lizaida Collazo Rivera, ΑΣΛ Member, and Michelle M. Kalis, Ph.D. Provost were the featured speakers.

Inductees: Tammy Broxton, Lori Caetano, Reuben Cartagena, David Wheeler, Claire Hahn, Lisa Looby, Tatiana Santana-Morin, Honorary Inductee Dr. Melissa Mokel, Ph.D., APRN, Assistant Professor of Nursing/Director, RN-B.S. Program


Mu Lambda – Chapter Councilor Dr. Ruiying Ding

The Mu Lambda Chapter at Elmhurst College inducted 14 adult honor students into Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society the evening of May 4, 2018. Students and their families were invited to participate in a reception prior to the start of the ceremony. Former chapter councilor, Mr. Timothy Panfil, presided over the ceremony and the keynote address, “Carpe Doctrina (Seize the Learning)”, was provided by Ms. Laura Brennan, professor of nursing.

Inductees: Kristen Becktel, Malgorzata Cerny, Yukari Finley, Susanne Ford, Darlene Grassel, Amanda Kelly, Nicole Mangiaracina, Nicholas Mossman, Juan Nava, Madu Pangemanan, Karen Rutt, Mary Taylor, Matthew Uhlir, Natalia Wehr


Eta Chi – Chapter Councilor Jane Hudak 

Wescoe School Alpha Sigma Lambda 2018 Induction Ceremony

Inductees: Erin Morales, Paul Feher, Jason Lewis, Jacob Burkhart, Kyle Fatzinger, Dex Bracken, Iulia Tibrea, Michael Humes.


Theta Chi – Chapter Councilor Dr. Emily Richardson  

The induction ceremony was held on Sunday, April 8th at 3:00 at Queens University of Charlotte. 41 individuals were inducted, and 18 were able to be present to get their certificate. Two honorary candidates were also inducted, Dr. Greg Pillar, the Assistant Provost, and Dr. John Downey the Dean of Students. In addition, Anita Wofford, the adult student advisor took the oath, as she will become the new ASL councilor in fall 2018. 

Inductees: Collette Brooke, Dulce Cortes, Suzette Delay, Gabriella DeTomaso, Nicole Figueroa, Linda Gonzalez, Jason King, Nathan Lauver, Amy Lynn, Evan McOwen, Michael Pritchard, Rosaura Rodriguez, Melanie Skinner, Terrance Shepherd, Marcela Florez, Sherry Thompson, Janyce Wardlaw, Angel Wall

 


 Xi Mu – Chapter Councilor Dr. Gloria Smith 

Jackson State University Inductees: Seated (left to right)  Yolanda Branch, Tameka Johnson, Jennifer Erwin, Carolyn Bell Standing (left to right)  Ramirez Burks, Joi Light, David Burns, Derlyn Haralson, Roderick Crain, Ledireada Kent


Phi Epsilon – Chapter Councilor Ms. Yvrose Romulus 

Dr. Tim Raynor Dean, Bridgeport School of Professional Studies opened the ceremony, welcomed the inductees and their guests.
Dr. Charles T. Phillips was the guest speakers. Charles J. Gillespie Jr. was also a guest speaker as a new inductee of the chapter. Ms. Yvrose Romulus, the Counselor for the chapter did the induction and closed the event.

Inductees: Nancy Irene Dickison, Leticia Figueroa, Stanley Geter, Charles J. Gillespie Jr., Farah Martin, Yohana Ramirez, Carly A. Salvato, Darryl J. Saunders, Jennifer L. Soter, Cassidy J. Vignos, Brandon C. Whitfield


Iota Kappa – Chapter Councilor Dr. BJ Buracker

The Iota Kappa chapter at the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. inducted six new members on May 11, 2018. Inducted as an honorary member was MSPS adjunct faculty member Larry Robertson, Vice President/Project Director at JBS International, Inc. He exhorted the inductees to embrace “passions, values and talents” in their careers. “Do something that you would do even if you weren’t paid for it,” he advised. Immediately after the induction ceremony, the new members of ASL were also honored at the university-wide Undergraduate Honors Convocation as part of the university’s commencement-week ceremonies.

Inductees: Chris L. Allen, Marilyn M. Brown, Silvina Cerezo, Andrea Jacobs-Cohen, Matthew Morris, Kudakwashe D. Mundopa, Deborah Nicholson, Larry Robertson


Alpha Xi – Chapter Councilor Mrs. Sarah Thornton

Our spring induction ceremony was held on the beautiful Drury University campus in Springfield, Missouri. The keynote speaker, Colleen Andrews, inspired us to lead with compassion. Twenty-one inductees were present with their families.
Inductees: Scottie Adkins, Tara Allhands, Austin Arnall, Christian Blankenship, Anthony Bostwick, Ivy Branch, James Campbell, Mathew Cavanaugh, Katelynn Clark, Renee Crocker, Kait Lynn Cupples, Jennifer Davis, Anna Donkin, Kristopher Flynt, McKenzi Gaines, Danielle Gardner, Andrew Gergely, Kyla Gergely, Tony Gifford, Jessica Goacher, Otto Gomez, Jack Greer, Amy Grisham, Candice Huett, Kim Hunter, Zachrian King, Reva Koehn, Melissa Kotowicz, Arthur Lassiter, Loretta Mask, William Mask, Jessica Menendez, Cherl Miller, Radu Moroti, Amberlynn Moulton, Sydnee Ponder, Landroval Reliford, Lauren RyderStuer, Michelle Sanders, Ripsine Sansome, Chelsye Scantlin, David Sellers, Chad Smith, Susan Stuart, Jessica Wehling, Amanda Witt, Alexandria Zinn


Kappa Rho – Chapter Councilor Mrs. Krista Mather

The Kappa Rho Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda at Gonzaga University gathered in the evening on April 22nd for dinner and our annual induction ceremony. The evening began with a blessing offered by the Student Development Vice President, Dr. Judy Biggs Garbuio. The ritual was recited by ASL member and Gonzaga University Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor, Audrey Minton. Certificates and a closing message were presented to our new inductees by Associate Dean for Student Development, Dr. Colleen Vandenboom. Other special guests included the family and friends of our newest inductees as well as Dean for Student Development, Matt Lamsma; Associate Director for Student Involvement, Joey Sammut, and Chapter Councilor, Krista Mather. We all enjoyed our dinner and time of celebration together.Inductees: Wrane Soule, Roberto Morales, Emily Miller, Matthew Sanson, Gabe Marsh, Alanna Unruh, Jacquelyn Hatzke

 


 

Gamma Pi – Chapter Councilor Dr. Nilajah Nyasuma Sims

On Sunday, May 6, 2018, Morgan State University’s Continuing Studies held a reception, inducting 10 Morgan State University Students into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Continuing Education National Honor Society. Nine different majors were represented; 3 students will be graduating on May 19, 2018, and 6 students will be graduating in December 2018. The induction ceremony was held in the University Student Center Theater.

Inductees: Rukayat Ariori, Christine Curtis, Jamilah Dennis, Stephanie Donaldson Brown, Murisiku Lawal, Assata Lewis Graphic Design, Roslyn Richardson, Montressa Tripps, Lariel Tunstall, Darrel A. Walton, Jr.


Mu Kappa – Chapter Councilor Dr. Ana Chichester

University of Mary Washington inductees gathered for the induction ceremony and to hear from each other. Students spoke about what motivated them to succeed, and what their next steps were going to be.

Inductees: Daphne Ahalt; Craig Boothe; Marianne Brokaw; Andrew Conklin; Jeanne Cotton; Mark Covino; Wendy Dent; Regina Drayton; Corey Green; Fatina Grooms; Ryan Hastings; Mary Havener; Elluz Lopez; Austin Leuders; Jacqueline Nkansah; Whitney Post; Janice Riley; Nasratullah Sephahizada; Natalie Smith; Valerie Steward; Linda Ware; Jillan Weiger; Lisa Wilcox.


Omega Theta – Chapter Councilor Christopher Micali

Three new student members and an honorary faculty member were inducted into Rider’s chapter of Omega Theta at Rider University, College of Continuing Studies.

Inductees: Dr. Mary Morse- Professor of English, Jeanette Friscia, Joanna Siggillino, Sylvia Troutman


Pi Theta – Chapter Councilor Mr. Tom Manning

Alpha Sigma Lambda, Pi Theta Chapter held its New Member Induction Ceremony and Honor Cord Presentation on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Jones Chapel on the campus of Meredith College. The event was held on the College’s Celebrating Student Achievement Day, an annual, day-long event showcasing the talents and achievements of its students. Speakers for the ceremony were Tom Manning, Director of Wings – Adult Education at Meredith and Chapter Councilor and Dr. Matthew Poslusny, Senior Vice President and Provost of Meredith College. Pi Theta Chapter recognized not only its inductees at this event, but also presented ten graduating members with Alpha Sigma Lambda honor cords as a gift from the Office of Wings and the College.

Inductees: Brooke Babcock, Megan Beachem, Sabrina Chappell-Strickland, Ashley Fields, Leah Hathcote, Allison Koziel Bolla, Barbara Levengood, Maegan Monsivais, Hannah Southern


Iota Iota – Chapter Councilor Dr. Heather Kesselring-Quakenbush

The induction ceremony featured Provost Steve Barrows, Associate Provost Heather Kesselring-Quakenbush, and Chair of the Continuing Education at Aquinas College Committee, Vicki McMillan. Musical entertainment was provided by Ramil Collier.

Inductees: Jenny Aimee Gomez Cabrera, Haleigh Sullivan, Jill Anne Veenstra


Sigma Chi Nu – Chapter Councilor Betty Telford 

Salem College Inductees:Daphne Ahalt; Craig Boothe; Marianne Brokaw; Andrew Conklin; Jeanne Cotton; Mark Covino; Wendy Dent; Regina Drayton; Corey Green; Fatina Grooms; Ryan Hastings; Mary Havener; Elluz Lopez; Austin Leuders; Jacqueline Nkansah; Whitney Post; Janice Riley; Nasratullah Sephahizada; Natalie Smith; Valerie Steward; Linda Ware; Jillan Weiger; Lisa Wilcox.


Upsilon Zeta – Chapter Councilor Mr. Chris Nesmith

Welcome, Introduction, & Ritual of Induction Speaker: Dr. Chris Nesmith- Associate Provost, Palmetto College & Dean of Extended University Recognition & Closing Remarks Speaker: Dr. Susan Elkins- Chancellor Honorary Faculty InducteesDr. David Dangerfield, Robert Castleberry, and Stephen Lowe

Inductees: Grady Biggerstaff, Robert Castleberry, Cathleen Cathcart, Heather Coleman, David Dangerfield, Cristina Delgadillo, William Easterling, Sara Katz, Stephen Lowe, Thomas Phelps, Nicole Ramsey, Chereka Williams.

James Bartlett-Vanderpuye

James Bartlett-Vanderpuye is currently a Junior at Embry Riddle Aeronautical Worldwide majoring in Aeronautics with a minor in Management and Occupational Health and Safety.  Currently enlisted in the Air Force as a Logistician, future plans include becoming a C17 Pilot for the Air Force.  

Enlisted for eight years and deployed three times, pursuing an education has been dependent upon time and available funds. 

The Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship will provide needed funds for flying lessons as he has earned 10 of the 40 required hours for a pilot’s license.  In his free time, James enjoys watching and playing sports.

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Karen Wernli

Karen Wernli

Karen Wernli is a senior at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Her major is Elementary Education, and she looks forward to teaching fourth or fifth grade. Karen hopes to create a warm, respectful and engaged learning environment for her future students.

While serving homeless families and at-risk students she gained a powerful awareness of the challenges many students are facing. She feels passionate about helping students have the best educational experience possible.

Prior to college, Karen enjoyed being a stay-at-home mother of her three daughters. She volunteered in her daughters’ schools and served as a board member and volunteer for two non-profit organizations. Karen is active in her church where she has enjoyed teaching children and adults. She loves to read, play the piano, and experience new things!

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Kereen-Brown

Kereen Brown

Kereen Brown is a senior undergraduate student at The City College of New York, working towards a major in Early Childhood Education with a co-concentration in Social Welfare. Her love and passion for education have inspired her to pursue a career in education.

Upon completion of her studies, she aspires to become a kindergarten teacher and hopes to one day open a school on her native island of Jamaica.

She is a humanitarian, a mother of three, and friend to many. Of all the titles that she has held, she believes that one of her greatest titles is that of a student. She believes that one can continually learn from each daily experience. Kareen believes in the utmost importance of loving and caring for those in need and takes every opportunity to do hands-on community service projects.

She was recently selected to serve as a CUNY ambassador in the CUNY Service Corps. as part of Governor Cuomo’s New York Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative.

This summer she will be volunteering in Puerto Rico for two weeks, working to provide critically important services to the residents and communities of Puerto Rico. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, writing poetry, and spending quality time with her children. 

 

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Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter Councilor Breakfast Meeting

Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter Councilor Breakfast Meeting

Join us in Rhode Island at the Association for Continuing Higher Education’s 80th Annual Conference October 8-10, 2018.

Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter Councilors are all invited to attend our Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society

Breakfast & Business Meeting

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  at the
Newport Marriott in Newport, Rhode Island
Cost:  $25.00 per person

If you are an ACHE conference attendee, please register for the breakfast meeting. If you are in the area and would like to attend the ASLHS breakfast meeting only, please respond by emailing alsiglam@eiu.edu no later than Friday, September 22, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Ernest Scott

Hello, I am Ernest Scott, final year student at Berkeley College (New York) pursuing a Bachelors in Business Administration Management. While I have comfortably been able to function in this capacity within the work environment, I endeavor to be and do more, especially in the area of Non- Profits. To this end, upon my completion of this degree program, I will continue in pursuit of an MPA with emphasis on Urban Development / Non-Profits. 

I am grateful for the recognition of hard work through my induction into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society and further the honor of being a recipient of the 2018 Scholarship.

As I continue on my academic and career pursuits, I will continue to hold firm to what Aristotle is quoted for saying “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” Thank you Alpha Sigma Lambda.

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Nancy Vazquez

My name is Nancy Vazquez and I am a senior at Texas Woman’s University. I went back to school in the summer of 2016 to pursue a career in accounting. I have earned two associates degrees in the education and IT fields, and this winter I will be graduating with a BBA in Accounting. In addition to being a full-time student, I work as an accounts payable manager for a flooring company and as an operations clerk for a bank. In my time at TWU, I have served as the treasurer of the Accounting and Finance Society. I was also honored to receive the TSCPA Accounting Excellence Award for 2018. One of the most rewarding experiences at TWU is being able to work in the accounting lab and tutor other students.

I joined the Alpha Sigma Lambda Society at the beginning of last semester and it has been life changing. I am grateful for the amazing people I have met and the opportunities available to succeed and help each other on the way. 

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