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!

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.

Matthew Morris

I am a senior at the Catholic University of America. My major is Human Services Administration. I am a Service Connected Disabled Veteran. I am the father of two adult children, the oldest a member of the United States Navy, and the youngest a student at Penn State. I have two beautiful grandchildren and the privilege of providing care for my elderly parents. I am the president of a non-profit recovery organization in Alexandria, VA

“The journey from addict to 4.0 University student was long and hard, but Matthew stayed the course and overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges. The youngest son in a close-knit Catholic family, Matthew joined the Navy after high school to serve his country. While he was on active duty, a pickup truck rammed his car and ended life as he knew it.”

Donate to the Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship fund and support adult students like Matthew.

 

2016 William C. Hine Distinguished Service Awardee

2016 William C. Hine Distinguished Service Awardee

Anne E. Killen is the Associate Vice President of the Center for Professional Studies and Assistant Professor of Management at Keuka College in New York.  Killen’s education includes a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Doctor of Management degree, she has also earned graduate certificates in Human Resource Development and professional training.

Anne is a peer reviewer for the Academy of Management and has completed executive training in Leadership and Coaching at the National Leadership Institute, Adelphi, MD. Killen serves as Keuka College’s Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter Counselor.  Outside of Keuka College, she volunteers for a local hospice home and as a seamstress for Rachel’s Gift.

The William C. Hine scholarship has estimated $31,000 over the years funded by a fundraiser by him with individual contributions. William C. Hine was instrumental in establishing ASL and his ability to get the university to stand behind ASL. He gave a lot of time and support to Alpha Sigma Lambda. 

 

Betty Telford Photograph

2017 William C. Hine Distinguished Service Awardee Betty Telford

The William C. Hine Distinguished Service Award honors chapter councilors for their commitment to promoting lifelong learning, dedication to serving adult learners, and leadership to the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society.

“I joined the staff at Salem College in 2007 and have held a variety of positions. From the early days at Salem I well remember the first induction and the establishment of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter, Chi Nu. I had been invited by several students being inducted and the initial membership was 8 students. Quickly the adult students learned the value of membership and invitations to join were coveted. By 2010, I volunteered to take over the duties of chapter adviser, planning two induction services each year, providing opportunities to expand leadership skills for members and educate the adult population and faculty on the value of membership.” – Betty Telford

Learn more about the William C.Hine Distinguished Service Award.

Contribute towards the William C.Hine Undergraduate Scholarship Fund Donate here.