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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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!

 

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Shaneka S. Sanders

2018 Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship Recipient Shaneka S. Sanders

I am a divorced mother of 2 boys. I started my journey to obtaining my college degree almost 19 years ago when I graduated high school. I went off to college but had to return to help my mother during a difficult time in her life. It was during this time I had my first son. Because I had to work to support myself and my son I lost focus on school for a short period. I made the decision to return after he was a little older and was able to obtain an associates degree but I knew this wasn’t my stopping point.

I desired more and knew my purpose would require me to continue my education.

I attempted to return to school but my mother became ill and I had to help take care of her because she could no longer work. It was during this time of my mothers’ recovery that I got married and returned to school. However, the marriage didn’t last and I had to leave school once again. After time had passed I was able to start attending Strayer University and was excelling in all my classes. Because of my many attempts of trying to complete my degree, my financial aid sources were exhausted and I was forced into having to pay for school out of pocket. Here I was almost complete and now I may have to quit because I can’t afford the tuition, books or fees. It was during this time I was chosen to be inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society.

With this, I was informed of a scholarship opportunity that could potentially help me to pay for the last 4 classes I had remaining to obtain my degree. I applied and was selected. This was one of the most rewarding things ever to happen in my life. I now had the resources needed to finish college and obtain the bachelor’s degree I desired and set out for 19 years ago.

Determination, dedication and the will to never quit helped me to reach my goal as well as organizations like Alpha Sigma Lambda which I am a proud member. Thank You!


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Fardusa Ismail

2018 scholarship recipient, Fardusa Ismail is a 34-year-old mother of two attending California State University, Fullerton. She immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 12 after fleeing civil war in her native Somalia. She is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development. When she is not studying, Fardusa enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and road tripping.

Upon graduation, she is planning to obtain her credentials and masters in Special Education and pursue a Ph.D. focusing on the impact of bullying and cyberbullying on adolescents with disabilities.

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New Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapters

2018 New Chapters:

Wilberforce University

Rho Kappa

Wilberforce, OH

Lehman College of City University of New York

Upsilon Sigma

Bronx, NY  

Xavier University

Xi Delta

Cincinnati, OH

 

Re-established Chapters:

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

Upsilon Alpha

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Randolph College

Lambda Phi

Lynchburg, VA

 

2017 New Chapters:

University of Mary Washington

Mu Kappa

Fredericksburg, VA

Dakota State University

Omega Beta

Madison, SD

State University of New York – Canton

Iota Upsilon

Canton, NY

East Carolina State University

Alpha Nu Chi

Greenville, NC

Texas State University

Tau Beta

San Marcos, TX

Brenau University

Kappa Kappa

Gainesville, GA

University of Michigan – Flint

Upsilon Mu

Flint, MI

University of South Carolina – Aiken

Omega Iota

Aiken, SC

St. Catherine University

Rho Gamma

Minneapolis, MN

Re-established Chapters:

Kentucky State University

Kappa Sigma Upsilon

Frankfort, KY

Eastern Kentucky University

Sigma Chi Kappa

Somerset, KY

Grand Valley State University

Sigma Lambda Sigma

Grand Rapids, MI

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Alpha Sigma Lambda at ANTSHE 2018

 

Alpha Sigma Lambda was excited to exhibit at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina for the ANTSHE: Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education conference! #ANTSHE2018

ANTSHE’s mission is to provide scholarship opportunities, academic resources, and motivational support for non-traditional students, and to celebrate, and to build on the network of faculty, administrators, and advisors that work with and inspire non-traditional students to succeed. Learn more about ANTSHE 

Scholarship Applications Will Be Accepted Starting

January 10, 2018!

The purpose of ANTSHE Scholarships is to assist nontraditional students in their college education. ANTSHE awards scholarships in varying amounts each academic year. Applicants are required to be enrolled or plan to enroll for the academic year at an accredited college or university in a degree program of study. 

(Left) Tracy Sullivan, Chapter Volunteer; Earlee Corbin, ASLHS member of the Mu Chi Alpha chapter at Johnson C. Smith University and ANTSHE Chapter President; Sharon Nichols, ASLHS Office Assistant; Valerie Dennis, President of the Mu Chi Alpha Chapter at Johnson C. Smith University.

 

Speaker Dr. Robert W. Hill, Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership at Nova Southeastern University

Topic: “How to Foster a Civil & Socially Cohesive Classroom”

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Alpha Sigma Lambda News

News featuring Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society members and chapters from across the United States. 

 

 

“I can’t say enough good things about the organization, and I would not have been able to finish my education without receiving the ASL scholarship,” said White. “I am so grateful for the staff and professors who supported my application.”

 

 

 

 

 

“The faculty have been so tremendous and supportive in understanding my needs as an adult student,” comments Cavanaugh. “Adult students bring all that life experience to the table, and I am happy to be a part of that group.”

 

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The four joined 18 other students tapped as new members of the Gamma Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda.”

“Bank of New England is pleased to welcome John S. Kelley as senior loan officer and senior vice president of commercial real estate lending. Kelley is a commercial real estate professional with experience in lending and credit risk assessment.”

“Inductees included Brieanna Pressley Howell, of Clyde. She is majoring in accounting. In a ceremony in GWU’s Tucker Student Center, 22 students and two honorary inductees joined the society as representatives of the University’s Degree Completion Program (DCP).”

“Although their backgrounds often are wildly different, SUNY Cortland’s approximately 300 non-traditional students all have interesting stories to tell. Take Corrine Edick, for example. The College’s third recipient since 2010 of an Alpha Sigma Lambda scholarship from the national honor society for non-traditional students decided to enlist in the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school in 2009.”

“Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) names Nathan Lawrence as the new Director of Quality Management.”

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2018 ASLHS Vice President Shelley Hintz

Shelley Hintz is excited about the opportunity to participate with Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society at the national level as the Vice-President.

Ms. Hintz is the Director of Academic Support and Retention and an adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).  In this role, she focuses on helping students achieve their educational goals, which includes developing tutoring services, recognition programs, and engagement activities for the university’s adult student population.

Shelly has been the chapter councilor for the Tau Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda for almost ten years, and also serves as an officer for two other honor societies at the university.

In the role of chapter councilor, Ms. Hintz has focused on increasing engagement and providing more opportunities for the membership.  Ms. Hintz developed an online induction ceremony which allows all members to attend or watch, regardless of location. She developed and maintains the Tau Chapter website and also manages the chapter scholarship. She helps Alpha Sigma Lambda members gain valuable experience through volunteering as UMUC mentors and peer tutors.  As a board member at the national level, Ms. Hintz would be interested in exploring new ways to recognize and showcase Alpha Sigma Lambda members and their achievements.

Ms. Hintz received her Master’s of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland-College Park. She has been an active member of the Mid-Atlantic Region of UPCEA, serving on the conference planning and awards committees. She also has been involved in the development of the Maryland College Learning Center Association (MDCLCA).

2018 Vice President Shelley Hintz

shelley.hintz@umuc.edu

240-684-2930

University of Maryland University College

Membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda brings the camaraderie and prestige of America’s only chapter-based honor society for non-traditional students.

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Fall 2017 ASLHS Inductions

 Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society welcomes all of our Fall 2017 members from all over the United States of America.

We are proud to have all of you as inductees and thrilled that we are able to honor your hard work and academic accomplishments!

Baldwin Wallace University

 

Lee Bartlett, Michael Brown, James Corkish, Andrew DeValve, Kevin Fischer, Christen Ford, Amy Greicius Ida Gunadi, Teresa Hacker, Crystal Hamilton, Kaylee Harter, Meghan Jenkins, Rebecca Medina, Mark Nakon, Kate Potter, Erika Rice, Steven Rizek, Erin Roth Zifcheck, Angela Simon, Ramona Smith, Allison Thompson, Lauren Vanek, Leah Varner, Rebecca Wilding, Nicole Zaghet


Creighton University – Nu Tau Epsilon Chapter

2017 induction into Nu Tau Epsilon, Creighton University’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda was held on November 16, 2017. We try to make this student-oriented, so our Master of Ceremonies, John Rumbaugh,  was a 2015 inductee and one of our new inductees, Heidi Knofczynski, did a beautiful student reflection.  The Provost of Creighton University, Dr. Thomas Murray gave a warm welcome. As Chapter Councilor, I read each new inductee’s Biographical Sketch and thank you, while they stood between our Provost and our Dean to take a picture.

Dr. Heather Fryer, the Director of our American Studies Program, was our keynote speaker, delivering a presentation on St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order, who was once a non-traditional student. It was entitled, “Iggy the Man.”  We concluded the formal program with a closing reflection from Fr. Andy Alexander. We then had a reception for inductees and their friends and family and past inductees, providing them with appetizers and drinks.


George Fox University – Gamma Omega Delta Chapter

George Fox University 2017 Fall Inductees: Richard Chapin, Kerri Fry, Matthew Koslowski, Andrea Larsen, Traci Lee, Sterling McDonald, Travis Ramsby, Joshua Sprecher, Michelle Bergey, Danielle Carter, Desiree Everett, Erik Harrington, John Haslett, Charissa Hatten, Chris Hawkins, Brian Mullis, Matthew Schoblaske, Korey Watts, Wade Wilson, Jacob Wood


Drury University –  Alpha Xi Chapter

Drury University’s Alpha Xi Chapter inducted forty-one students into Alpha Sigma Lambda on November 5, 2017. In attendance at the induction ceremony were the following students: Stephanie Fuller, Deniece Green, Shayna Herbsleb, Allie Honeyfield, Melissa Keys, Ashlee Marlow, Scott Moore, Charline O’Neill, Joel Pickett, Tameka Podwoski, Ian Ross, Brian Shupe, Breanna Stevens, and Jacob Underwood

Full list of inductees: Ashlee Marlow, Scott Moore, Fredrica Norris, Charline O’Neill, Joan Persons, Joel Pickett, Tameka Podwoski, Ashton Porter, Sierra Redmond, Jane Robideau, Ian Ross, Amanda Salcido, Tatyana Schroeder, Brian Shupe, Megan Sierk, Sandra Somers, Alicia Speelman, Breanna Stevens, Jeanel Tomnitz, Jacob Underwood, Angela Wagner, Stephen Whitten, Annie Boggs, Crystal Bouse, Tammy Bowling, Tanya Brabble, Karl Burkhamer, Blake Duncan, Kristine Erb, Stephanie Fuller, Francisco Garcia, Mariangela Gordon, Deniece Green, Shayna Herbsleb, Amy Hoffmeister, Allie Honeyfield, Ronald Jones, Melissa Keys, Brittany Lewis, Blake Lindsey, Tatiana Lopez


Regis University

David Martinez, Stephen Maguina, Michelle Bereda, Phuing Cao

Campell University

Adriana Aleman, Connye Armilla, Chavinta Bickham, Alvin Bissette, Ryan Bofman, Katrina Bond, Aaron Borek, Brandon Bowden, Angel Brewer, Nickie Brown, Emanuel Burton, Michael Carson, Christopher Daniels, Amanda Dial, Elena Eichenseer, Sukhdev Farmah, Carl Forester, Scott Goss, Samone Gray, Mildred Gutierrez, Nicole Hall, Timothy Harris, Junior Jean Bradley, Jones, Danil Karandin, Gregory Koonce, Shane Kronstedt, Kyle Lautzenhiser, Typhany Lovdahl, Tammy, Matthews Douglas, Mayorga,  Jessica McDougald, Jessica McGrew, Jessica Morris, Kellyjohn Murray, Mylin Panek, Jeffrey Payne, Victor Pinon, John Ray, Chance Robison, Nicholas Schuch, Gabrielle Shaw, Bennett Simms, Tracy Simons, Britney Slaght, Tanya Strait
Stephanie Tenhundfeld, Denise Tevepaugh, Jason Tullier, Lucy Warren, Andrew Weger, William Welborn, Latonia Whitfield-Jones, Kera Winders, Tere Murphy

Mount. St. Mary’s University California

Jennifer Maria, Chopchik Marcela, Hannah Halliwell, Adam Picasso, Ivette Jackson, Courtnie Cotillo, Jesse Nativi, Diana De La Torre, Iris Zaldivar, Ginalyn Nacnac, Danielle Grashel, Maria Pelayo, Cendy Anaya, Daniel Aleman, Lindsey Luna, Marlon Murillo, Hana Rashad, Jacquelyn Urias-Morales, Jordan Avila, Edlin Figueroa

Dominican University Priory

Kristi Appelhans, Betty Boatwright, Staci Vazquez, Kelly O’Connor, Jerome Woods, Sara Doherty, Gricelydis Irizarry, Lisa Cook, Kristina Castro, Jasmine Moore

Tennessee Tech University

Savannah Alexander, Fahad Alharbi, Samantha Bales, Deanna Barrett, Zarte Fowler, Christin Gaul, Sonya Hruska, Christine Johnston, Bryson Kelpe, Dakota Key, Ruth Melendez, Cynthia Plemens, Matthew Pollack, Melissa Pryor, Maria Rios, Brittany Rittenberry, Elizabeth Rowe
Jeanine Smith, Gena Webb

Boston University Metropolitan College

Huyen Acevedo Nguyen, Nicole Conward, Susan Dillon, Kerri Dooley, Marina Katehis, Cheryl Maynard, Taylor Raiche, Renata Ribeiro, Kristine Sweetland, Maggie Tam, Rebecca Weizel, Marcus Williams, Cen-Yu Fang, Benjamin Deignan, Adron Gordon, Ilir Kumani, Abdulaziz Nur, Ignacio Ojanguren, Manuela Valencia, Myriam Walter

University of Utah

R. Warr

USC – Aiken

Amy Bates, Bridget Boling, Kristen Cochran, Jessica Crandall, Brandon McVey, Maya Pencheva, Anniebelle Quattlebaum, Christopher Spain, Sarah Stokely, Elizabeth Young

University of Wisconsin – OshKosh

Shavan Chalasane, Jesse Cuff, Jeramie DeSantos, Kelly Hanson, Dan Hofer, Kristine Howard, Darren Jorgenson, Sara Kvitek, Gao Lee, Aimee Mahler, Thomas Pitel, Desirae Thomaschefsky, Yvonne Wilkinson, Paige Zarate

Saint Peter’s University

Isaaida Carmona-Belliard, Amber Doreen, Myron Fairley, Cynthia Felder, Marilu Ferrer, Kia Highsmith, Diane Lang, Jaime Londono, Adam McKenzie, Janet Villanueva, Sally Vizueta

Oregon State University

Rebeka Phelps

The University of Missouri St. Louis

Rebecca Ketcherside-Burkard, Sally Sneed

Kennesaw State

Victoria Baker, Jennifer Bloodworth, Matt Sanchez, Joseph Johnson, Hector Alvarez
Mollett McCloud, Eric Betsil, Kim Turner, Kameal Byrd, Kelsey Dolan, Jennifer Billingsley, Joseph Reidy

King’s College

Meghan Colburn, Krysten Gabriel, John Leddie, Christopher Natale, Elizabeth Sitler, Ashley Warner, Edward Yonkoski

Concordia College-New York

Daniel Zambo, Sonja James, Jamila Lapponese, Janine Chiariello

Ohio University

Parker Chamberlin, Lonnie Deppen, Shawn Griffin, Joshua Hensley, Najet Miah, Anthony Pacherille, Michael Riolo, Andrew Schlichtemeier, Jesse Simmons, Matthew Winter

Park University

Steven Beckham, Kimberly Brewer, Jillian Dhone, Valerie Diaz, Daniel Duncan, Alvaro Enriquez, Mark Friend, Kali Fuchs, Timmy Gilder, Timothy Griffin, Lindsey Gruen, Waizheng He, Quinn Knabe, Rachael MacArthur, Stephan Newland, Samantha Patterson,Jessica Pham, Elizabeth Poirier, Samuel Quinn, Michelle Randall, Keith Renuard, Naomi, Rockafellow, Jason Sayre, Errin Sharp, Reah Andrews, Jason Guillory


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2017 Scholarship Recipient Matthew Neal Preston II

Matthew Neal Preston II, has continuously served his community and country as a representative of Alpha Sigma Lambda, serving 6 years of his life in the United States Army. Notwithstanding the military, he has served 1 year as a School of Liberal Arts Student Ambassador.

As a lifetime member of 20 ACHS recognized Honor Societies and an active participant in 11 student organizations, he has worked with various local community organizations including Paw’s Pantry, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, the Indy Dream Center, the Cesar Chavez Day of Service, and the MLK Day of Service. As if all of that was not enough, he also worked for IUPUI’s Philosophy Department as a Teacher Assistant for Symbolic Logic through the Federal Work Study Program for 1 year and currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Institute of American Thought. At the close of his 3 calendar year tenure at IUPUI, Matthew will have completed 3 undergraduate majors in Philosophy, Political Science, and Latino Studies, 3 undergraduate minors in Women’s Studies, Legal Studies, and Spanish, a Master of Philosophy, and 2 Graduate Certificates in American Philosophy and Bioethics, while obtaining a highest distinction GPA of 3.972 and recognition as one of IUPUI’s Top 100 students. Matthew was also a recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Medal and was selected as IUPUI’s 2017 student commencement speaker.

Matthew’s devotion, passion, and intransigence in the face of adversity reflect greatly upon Alpha Sigma Lambda, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, the School of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Philosophy.

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