James Bartlett-Vanderpuye is currently a Junior at Embry Riddle Aeronautical Worldwide majoring in Aeronautics with a minor in Management and Occupational Health and Safety.Currently enlisted in the Air Force as a Logistician, future plans include becoming a C17 Pilot for the Air Force.
Enlisted for eight years and deployed three times, pursuing an education has been dependent upon time and available funds.
The Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship will provide needed funds for flying lessons as he has earned 10 of the 40 required hours for a pilot’s license.In his free time, James enjoys watching and playing sports.
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My name is Nancy Vazquez and I am a senior atTexas Woman’s University. I went back to school in the summer of 2016 to pursue a career in accounting. I have earned two associates degrees in the education and IT fields, and this winter I will be graduating with a BBA in Accounting. In addition to being a full-time student, I work as an accounts payable manager for a flooring company and as an operations clerk for a bank. In my time at TWU, I have served as the treasurer of the Accounting and Finance Society. I was also honored to receive the TSCPA Accounting Excellence Award for 2018. One of the most rewarding experiences at TWU is being able to work in the accounting lab and tutor other students.
I joined the Alpha Sigma Lambda Society at the beginning of last semester and it has been life changing. I am grateful for the amazing people I have met and the opportunities available to succeed and help each other on the way.
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
2018 scholarship recipient, Angelica Bonisese is a full-time senior nutrition student in the DPD program at Cedar Crest College, a full-time administrative assistant for almost 5 years at the local non-profit Hope for Veterans, and a lab assistant for the past 2 years for the Cedar Crest College program Health Starts in the Kitchen. She is a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Delta Pi Chapter, the local Lehigh Valley Dietetic Association, the national PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and currently holds the position of treasurer for the Student Dietetic Association at Cedar Crest College. Angelicaâ€™s anticipated graduation date is May of 2019 where she will then move on to complete her dietetic internship along with her Masters of Health Science degree.
As a registered dietitian, Angelica aspires to be involved in research and development to discover new ways to prevent and treat disease through healthy lifestyle changes.
Outside of the classroom, Angelica enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, running, and backpacking. This summer she plans to complete 100 miles along the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania as part of her fundraiser, Hike for Hunger, to help provide more nutritious foods for homeless veterans in her community.
“My name is Corrine Edick and I currently live in Genoa, NY. After graduation from Paul V. Moore High School in 2009, I enlisted in the United States Navy. Stationed in Norfolk, VA as a Helicopter Aircrewman. I participated in humanitarian relief, cargo/troops transport, and locating/disarming mines. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, I earned my bachelor’s in biology at SUNY Cortland.My future plans include earning my degree as a Physician Assistant.
I hope one day to participate in humanitarian work in underprivileged countries.
I am grateful for the supportive advisory staff at SUNY Cortland.In particular, I would like to thank Cheryl Hines for her constant support and guidance.”
“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 atMount St. Mary’s University in order to pursue a career as a juvenile probation officer.
I am determined to make a difference in the lives of youth by being a positive influence and providing various resources to help them make better life decisions. Returning to school after all of these years has been no easy feat, however, I am sure the reward, in the end, will prove to be well worth it.” – Tamika Hunter
Latonia White-Jessie resides in Queens, New York, and graduated summa cum laude from Plaza College with her AOS in Accounting. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Business Management and maintains a 4.0 GPA. She is also a member of two college honor societies which are Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) and Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD). She graduated with her Bachelors in Business Management in June 2017.
Currently, Latonia resides in Queens, New York with her husband and three children. She is a member of Astoria Baptist Church where she is also taking Christian Leadership classes. Latonia gives all thanks to God for being her rock and foundation. Without God, she would not be the wife, mother, and student she is today. With a new found purpose in life, she will attain her Bachelor’s degree in June 2017. She will continue her education with her Masters in Accounting. Her ultimate goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Latonia is very humbled and honored to be a recipient of the 2016-2017 scholarship, and would like to thank the entire Alpha Sigma Lambda committee.
Hello, my name is James White. In the Fall of 2015, I decided to leave my job, that I was at for 15 years, and enroll at the University of North Texas to make one final attempt in fulfilling a lifelong dream I have of becoming a college graduate. I wasn’t even sure if I would be accepted but I was, and I entered UNT with a disappointing 2.5 GPA. This was the result of many unsuccessful years attempting school while raising a family and working forty plus hours. Even though school has always been very important to me, I was not always able to give it the attention needed to succeed. However, since I have been enrolled here at UNT I have made
However, since I have been enrolled here at UNT I have made the Dean’s List every semester and I now have a respectful 3.68 GPA. My goals in life are no longer just to be a college graduate, but to be a graduate with honors!! Graduating college has been my dream for so long that I have never really thought of anything beyond that point. I have always felt that accomplishing that goal would be unobtainable or that I would be too old for anything further. However, my plan now has changed to staying here at the University of North Texas and going on to Graduate School. I want to get my Master’s Degree in Counseling and then pursue a career in Play Therapy or Neuropsychology. The amazingly gracious assistance that I have been selected
The amazingly gracious assistance that I have been selected by the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society will allow me to not only reach my goal of graduating this fall, but it gives me the courage to dream of bigger and better goals in my educational future.
No matter how I try to say thank you, I do not feel that I adequately express my sincere gratitude for this award enough, but again thank you so very much for your generosity and support!!!
“Friends of William C. Hine Endowed Scholarship” Recognizing Dr. Hines service to Alpha Sigma Lambda and his commitment to serving adult learners.
Dr. Hine currently serves as Dean of the School of Continuing Education at Eastern Illinois University, has been at EIU since 1986. Throughout his career, Will has 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.
Dean Hine has been involved with ASL since 1980 and was instrumental in establishing the ASL Chapters at the University of Evansville and Eastern Illinois University and he is a strong supporter of ASL. In 1996, the National Home Office of ASL was moved to the EIU campus with staff devoted strictly to ASL business. Dean 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 UCEA, ACHE, and CAEL and more recently as the ASL Director of Marketing.
In 2002, Alpha Sigma Lambda executive officers and chapter representatives from member institutions established a distinguished service award, named it in Dr. Hine’s honor, and chose him as its first recipient to show their depth of appreciation for his continued service to the Society and to adult students nationwide.
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.
The Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Education Foundation provides scholarship opportunities annually through specifically endowed scholarships, the Triangle-Second Century Scholarships and the Board of Director’s scholarship to adult students enrolled at chapter institutions.
Since the founding of the ASLAEF in 1985, over $90,000 has been awarded in scholarship funds to undergraduate adult students.