William C. 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. Dr. Hine has brought his considerable expertise to the organization not only by serving as 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.


Nominations will be solicited from chapter councilors and from home office staff.

Nominees will be asked to supply detailed information to demonstrate their accomplishments related to award criteria.

Chapter Councilor Award Task Force will choose a recipient to recommend to the Board.

Award winner will receive a plaque, a $250 contribution to the scholarship fund in the winner’s name, complimentary registration to the ASL councilor’s breakfast/meeting, ex-officio status on the ASL board for one year. A letter recognizing the award recipient will be sent to the college or university President and the immediate supervisor of the award recipient.

Criteria: Those eligible for the award are chapter councilors with at least five years of service. They must have demonstrated leadership and commitment to ASL through the following:

- Enhancing member development and services

- Fostering positive relationships between local ASL members and faculty, staff, and students

- Increasing the quality of programs and services for adult learners

- Increasing the visibility of adult learners

- Recognizing the achievement of ASL members and other adult learners

William C. Hine Distinguished Service Awardees

William C. Hine

Anne Killen

Pat Brinegar

Margery Glick

Ruthie Flowers

James Johnson

Betty Telford

Matt Hlinak

Anne Nagle

Emily Snyder

Edward Singleton, Jr.

Dr. Terry Kidd

Cheryl Smith

Elizabeth Kane