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.

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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!

 

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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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Alpha Sigma Lambda at Eastern Illinois University

Epsilon Xi Chapter

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.

“Friends of William C. Hine Endowed Scholarship” recognizes Dr. Hines service to Alpha Sigma Lambda and his commitment to serving adult learners.

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.

Dr. William C. Hine with EIU School of Continuing Education faculty.

Other faculty members have supported Alpha Sigma Lambda at EIU, including, Dr. Carrie Johnson, former Asst. Exec. Director. Watch as she discusses what Alpha Sigma Lambda has been doing to connect with its members, offers tips for adult learners and shares her history in adult education.

Since 2011, Dr. Johnson has directed the B.A. in General Studies, an adult degree-completion program, at Eastern Illinois University. She previously held a faculty position at a university in the Chicago area. She is the past-president of the Adult Higher Education Alliance and a contributing editor for the Adult Education Quarterly.

Chapter Councilor

Kimberly Redfern

(217) 581-5618

karedfern2@eiu.edu

 

Chapter Secretary

Peggy Hickox

(217) 581-6644

pahickox@eiu.edu

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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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William C. Hine Distinguished Service Award for 2018 Dr. Terry Kidd

‘Increasing the quality of programs and services for adult learners’

Serving as the Dean of the Division of Extended Learning at Houston Community College, my administrative tenure has been devoted to making a difference and serving our most vulnerable and forgotten in society. This scope and opportunity allow me to engineer a vision that provides district-wide leadership and campus-based management for the largest workforce education operation in the nation. Through seven major reporting units, we serve adult learners in School of Continuing Education, Apprenticeship Programs, Corrections Education, VAST Academy, the Center for Health Care Professionals, Online Continuing Education, and the Accelerated Teacher Certification. Our division is able to reach and impact not only the academic and workforce needs of our adult learners, but also engage adult learners in programming that builds and develops self-esteem, confidence, self-efficacy, and motivation. As a result of this vision, our 47 programs have enrolled more than 16,700, students generated more than $16.3M in revenue annually and has placed over 80% in jobs related to their adult learning programming. During my tenure and in response to serving the needs of our adult learning and industry, we have launched new high growth, high demand programs in Corrosion Technology, Maritime Logistics, Cyber-Security, Nonprofit Management, and Industrial Technology and Energy. I have also led the reorganization effort of the division by crafting a bold new vision that integrates social justice and customer relations lifecycle modeling. This approach takes into consideration best practices from high-performing organization framework, CRM technology and a holistic approach to serving adult students, with special emphasis on Veterans, foster care youth, seniors, and those in lower socio-economic conditions. Additionally, I’ve worked with my division though facilitating professional development to enhance their skill set and help them navigate through the transition from a traditional education delivery systems to a more innovative service approach, where an adult-centric learning perspective is at the center of our operations, instruction, and services.

‘Increasing the visibility of adult learners and their achievements’

During my tenure at HCC, I established the first Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter in Houston Community College’s 46-year history. This took place in 2012 based on the need to recognize our adult learners, who work so hard and have many competing interests that oftentimes keep them from pursuing education Each year, HCC holds an awards banquet and induction ceremony for our adult learners and the faculty, who have excelled in Workforce related programs. In addition, the Workforce program under my prevue has been featured in the local media, in location publication such as the Houston Chronicle and also national wide produced publications such the Career Focus and Houston at Work magazine all highlight the achievements of workforce adult learners and faculty throughout the Houston area. These publications and television segments have reached over 1 million ones in the local Houston area. Further, Alpha Sigma Lambda has attracted the attention of our City Mayor, the Controller, the nonprofit community, as well as, Workforce development agencies at the local and state level. Each month at our institutions’ board meetings, we high an adult learning who’s excelled academically and professionally.

One of the biggest challenges I faced happened early in my career, at Houston Community College. I entered the role of Associate Dean of Workforce Development at one of the campuses. It was apparent that my arrival to this campus was seen as a sign of hope as there was much distress. The faculty was discouraged, defeated, and devastated. Staff was despondent and discouraged. Students were dismayed and disillusioned. The atmosphere was thick with distrust. As a result, enrollment suffered, the climate was at its lowest point, and student needs weren’t being met. Being a new leader, it was my duty to change this culture and rebuild trust. The task seemed insurmountable, given the past history, climate and distrust. Coming from a system officer perspective, which was broad and singular in scope, I had to transform my thinking and role to a micro level to involve multiple stakeholders in action. Each month at our institutions’ board meetings, we highlight an adult learning who’s excelled academically and professionally.

‘Fostering positive relationships between local ASLHS members and faculty/staff’

This role was a metamorphosis of both in consciousness and practice. In order to meet this challenge and solve the major problems, I had to devise a plan, not only on how to advance workforce development but also how to rebuild and change this depressed climate and usher in a sense of healing. This plan worked to build a structure, based on the framework of appreciative inquiry that calmed fears, built trust, continuity, team cohesion, and a focused direction of growth and development. Time was spent in facilitated meetings, working together brainstorming as a single unit to move towards organizational success. As a social science researcher and an educator from the humanist camp, I knew I had to work on the soul and spirit of the division. I did this by working to encourage faculty and staff through ropes courses, team building, and trust exercises. This work also allowed faculty and staff to be assigned to teams to create, present, and facilitate their ideas. I also began to recognize faculty and staff on their accomplishments. Mobilizing assets and initiating change from a grassroots level helped produced phenomenal results that lead to new policies to be developed, doubling the enrollment, greater division continuity, more partnerships with industry and, improved relationships. The heart of this work was the work of the heart. When you engage people at a level of trust with integrity and are consistent with action, you are able to obtain buy-in. This buy-in is what helps get the results to turn around an organization. Central to this work was the integration of Alpha Sigma Lambda staff and students who were inducted in the organization.

ASLHS helped provide a single focus and direction, which was serving the adult learner and helping support those students who had multiple social obligations and commitments. It helped us see our work in a different light.

The perspectives of the inducted adult learning honor students helped provide the narrative as to what we as faculty and administration should be all about. Hearing their voices and stories helped provide faculty a stronger link and connection to serving our adult students. ASLHS faculty and staff from across the district would routinely participate in our team building and student success seminars, by providing that voice that advocates for adult learners. Because of this integration of ASLHS inducted members, students, and faculty, with my work as Associate Dean and now as Dean, my team and I have been able to move the needle in transforming both instructional and operational practices that enhance the ultimate adult learning experience.

2018 WILLIAM C. HINE SERVICE AWARDEE
DR. TERRY KIDD, Dean

School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Houston Community College

(713) 718-7500
terry.kidd@hccs.edu

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


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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Alpha Sigma Lambda Recognizes Adult Learners and Their Families

During the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) annual conference in St. Louis, the week of October 9, 2017, I was wandering the vendor exhibits when I came upon the Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) booth. A woman was chatting with one of the representatives from the honor society, and I was reminded of my inquiry into ASL some ten years ago. I wanted to share my enthusiasm for ASL, so I asked if I could put my “two cents” in. Below is the gist of my “two cents.”

I established the Pi Zeta chapter of ASL at Western Connecticut State University in May 2007, not only to honor high-achieving adult learners but also to recognize their families.

As those of us who have been, or who have worked with, adult learners know, jugging higher education along with other adult responsibilities can be challenging, at best.

Without the support of friends and family, that “juggling act” can be even more stressful. As a former adult learner, myself, I recall those challenges, and establishing a chapter of ASL was one small way in which I could “give back” to the adult learner community.

While our universities and colleges may offer membership to several honor societies, ASL stands out for the adult learner population, bringing these high-achieving students and their families together, as a community, in celebration and recognition.

Lisa G. Peck

Retired National Councilor,

Alpha Sigma Lambda, Pi Zeta Chapter

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT

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