New Members Inducted into Ashford University's Alpha Sigma Lambda Organization

National Honor Society for Students in Continuing Education Inducts 18 New Members at Ashford University

Eighteen new members were inducted into Ashford University’s Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL), a national honor society for students in continuing education, on Sunday, April 5. The inductees are all students in Ashford’s ASPIRE accelerated education program.

Alpha Sigma Lambda was founded in 1945 to honor adult students who, while handling their life responsibilities, achieve and maintain high scholastic standards.  Alpha Sigma Lambda is not only the oldest, but also the largest, chapter-based honor society for full- and part-time students.  There are more than 300 chartered chapters of ASL throughout the United States.  The Alpha Lambda chapter of Ashford University was established on April 9, 2007.

To attain membership in the Alpha Lambda chapter, a student must be seeking his or her first Bachelor's degree, be in the highest 20 percent of students, based upon GPA, and have completed a minimum of 24 credits at Ashford University and a minimum of 12 credits of liberal arts coursework.

Inducted into the honor society were the following students: Brenda Behrens, Maquoketa, IA; W. Brian Borota, DeWitt, IA; Dawn Bush, Morrison, IL; Carla Chumbley, Bellevue, IA; Julie Crow, Bryant, IA; Lance Eisenberg, Sterling, IL; Kelly Franklin, Camanche, IA; Noemi Hicks, Harmon, IL; Brian Hodgini, Bettendorf, IA; Bruno Kapacinskas, Dixon, IL; Renee Krause, Clinton, IA; Debra Meiste, Chadwick, IL; Kim Point, Goose Lake, IA; Nancy Rockrohr, Clinton, IA; Marcy Rowan, Bellevue, IA; Denise Snow, Sterling, IL John Tubbs, Bettendorf, IA and Amanda VanKampen, Fulton, IL.

Ashford University’s online students are able to complete the online induction in the Blackboard virtual learning environment between April 14-27, 2009.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas.  The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus.  Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutionsIts tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”SM.  For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations, at 858/513-9240 x2513.