To this day Alpha Sigma Lambda is not only the oldest but also the largest, chapter-based honor society for full- and part-time students. Its purpose is to provide an association which recognizes academically outstanding adult* students in higher education who come together to celebrate scholarship and leadership. Starting a chapter brings the camaraderie and prestige of America’s only chapter-based honor society for non-traditional students.
On the Saturday morning prior to Thanksgiving week, each year, this Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter assembles gift baskets and goes shopping with the gift cards and monetary donations they’ve received so they can make the holiday special for families in their community.
The Eta Lambda members are the originators of this project at Providence College and are at the forefront every year, for nearly 20 years, creating a Thanksgiving tradition for the chapter! “We have been very successful, and it’s really fun to do!” Anne Nagle, Assistant Dean of School of Continuing Education at Providence College and Alpha Sigma Lambda Treasurer.
The Eta Lambda Thanksgiving food drive is running through Friday, 11/16 and is collecting canned and boxed goods, grocery store gift cards, and monetary donations.
If you are interested in donating, please send donations to:
School of Continuing Education office, Harkins Hall Room 109, PC, 1 Cunningham Square,
Providence, RI 02918.
They are hoping to collect enough donations for 20 complete dinner baskets, including turkeys which will then be delivered to a local social service agency and distributed to families that are in need in the Providence, Rhode Island area through D.A.R.E. (Direct Action for Rights and Equality) located on Lockwood Street. Learn more about this project: http://bit.ly/2OodOl0 Have questions? Email anagle (at) providence.edu or call 401-865-2817.
Anne Nagle has been involved with Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society for 12 years, and currently serves as Treasurer. Anne earned an M.A. degree from Salve Regina University (Newport, RI) and B.A. degree from Boston College (MA).
In 1996, the National Home Office of Alpha Sigma Lambda was moved to the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston, Illinois with staff devoted strictly to ASLHS business. Dr. Hine has brought his considerable expertise to the organization not only by serving as a sponsor of the National Office but also through his representation of ASL at various national conferences such as UPCEA, ACHE, and CAEL and more recently as the ASL Director of Marketing.
Dr. Hine served as Dean of the School of Continuing Education at Eastern Illinois University, since 1986. Throughout his career, William Hine provided professional leadership in several professional associations, including vice-president in the American Association in Adult and Continuing Education, Board of Directors of ACHE, National Advisory Board of CAEL, and has served as president of the Illinois Council for Continuing Higher Education.
William C. Hine was involved with Alpha Sigma Lambda since 1980 and was instrumental in establishing the ASL Chapters at the University of Evansville and Eastern Illinois University. In his honor, Alpha Sigma Lambda created the William C. Hine Distinguished Service Award.