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Photo 2019 June Board Meeting @Eastern Illinois University 7.22.19
The Alpha Sigma Lambda Board of Directors met on June 22, 2019, at Eastern Illinois University for the mid-year meeting. There were many agenda items discussed, including the celebration of the 75th anniversary in 2020-21. At the conclusion of the meeting, the board toured the beautiful EIU campus.
Alpha Sigma Lambda’s Past President and current Executive Director, Esther Powell (left) and Treasurer, Maria Altobello (right) snap a photo while touring the beautiful Doudna Fine Arts Center on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.
The Alpha Sigma Lambda board members stayed at the Unique Suites Hotel in Charleston. Robin Rennels, Cheryl Hines, and Sharon Nichols enjoy the evening relaxing at the Brick House Bar and Grill inside the hotel.
Matt Hlinka, Maria Altobello, and Guy D’Onofrio show off their ASLHS pride by wearing ASLHS matching ball caps.
The Alpha Sigma Lambda board members and office staff stop for a photo in front of the ‘Old Main Castle’ also known as the Livingston C. Lord Administration Building at Eastern Illinois University following the board meeting.
Pictured left to right are: Matt Hlinak, Society President; Esther Powell, Society Past President; Karen Cordova; Society Secretary; Regis Gilman, Executive Director; Robin Rennels, Office Manager; Shelley Hintz, Vice President; Back row: Guy D’Onofrio, Asset Manager/Assistant Executive Director; Cheryl Hines, Member-at-Large; and Sharon Nichols, Office Assistant. Maria Altobello, Society treasurer (front).
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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.
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.
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.
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
We are proud to have all of you as inductees and thrilled that we are able to honor your hard work and academic accomplishments!
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
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 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’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
David Martinez, Stephen Maguina, Michelle Bereda, Phuing Cao
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
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
Kristi Appelhans, Betty Boatwright, Staci Vazquez, Kelly O’Connor, Jerome Woods, Sara Doherty, Gricelydis Irizarry, Lisa Cook, Kristina Castro, Jasmine Moore
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
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
Amy Bates, Bridget Boling, Kristen Cochran, Jessica Crandall, Brandon McVey, Maya Pencheva, Anniebelle Quattlebaum, Christopher Spain, Sarah Stokely, Elizabeth Young
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
Isaaida Carmona-Belliard, Amber Doreen, Myron Fairley, Cynthia Felder, Marilu Ferrer, Kia Highsmith, Diane Lang, Jaime Londono, Adam McKenzie, Janet Villanueva, Sally Vizueta
Rebecca Ketcherside-Burkard, Sally Sneed
Victoria Baker, Jennifer Bloodworth, Matt Sanchez, Joseph Johnson, Hector Alvarez
Mollett McCloud, Eric Betsil, Kim Turner, Kameal Byrd, Kelsey Dolan, Jennifer Billingsley, Joseph Reidy
Meghan Colburn, Krysten Gabriel, John Leddie, Christopher Natale, Elizabeth Sitler, Ashley Warner, Edward Yonkoski
Daniel Zambo, Sonja James, Jamila Lapponese, Janine Chiariello
Parker Chamberlin, Lonnie Deppen, Shawn Griffin, Joshua Hensley, Najet Miah, Anthony Pacherille, Michael Riolo, Andrew Schlichtemeier, Jesse Simmons, Matthew Winter
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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“I am a single mother who works full time and decided to return to school to complete my Bachelor’s Degree in 2014. I was born in Detroit, Michigan, but was raised in California for most of my life. Being a mother to my children is my first priority. Along with being dedicated to my own, I have a strong passion for working with youth. I have worked with underserved populations of youth for 20 years and am earning my degree in Criminology at Mount St. Mary’s University in order to pursue a career as a juvenile probation officer.
“I have been at Regis University for over seventeen years teaching students in the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies as Affiliate and Lead Faculty. I work for Jesuit Worldwide Learning, which provides Higher Education to those at the Margins, a diploma awarded by Regis University. I had been in the role as advisor for two honor societies including Alpha Sigma Lambda where I helped our students manage and coordinate events to provide knowledge and entertainment to its members and campus community. My varied roles demonstrate an eclectic background but all with the sole purpose of my passion for serving the student and learner.” – Karen Cordova
The Secretary, with the cooperation and assistance of the ASL Home Office, is responsible for the compilation and reporting of responses to the Annual Status Report forms. The Secretary distributes and maintains the official minutes from each board meeting for archival purposes.
Learn more about Karen and her work with Jesuit Worldwide Learning: “This program has brought hope and opportunity to these students and to the community in general,” she said. “These are highly motivated individuals who take their studies very seriously. They crave an opportunity to better themselves and want to use their education to make an impact.”