|Alpha Sigma Lambda is the nation’s largest and oldest chapter-based honor society for nontraditional students. The Society was founded in 1945-46 and today has more than 300 institutional chapters. The Syracuse University chapter is the Beta Delta Chapter and was established in 1977.
Alpha Sigma Lambda's aim is to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. Alpha Sigma Lambda is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and recognizes high scholastic achievement in an adult student's career. By so doing, this Society encourages many students to continue toward and to earn associate and bachelor's degrees.
To be considered for membership a candidate must be matriculated and have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours and represent the top twenty percent of the class, with a minimum grade point index of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
Officers for SU’s Beta Delta Chapter are Nancy Corgel, president; Christina Casella, vice president; Kathy Leavens, secretary, and Geraldine de Berly, counselor.
The following students were recognized in the March 1, 2013 Honors Reception ceremony:
- Oritt Blum of Short Hills, New Jersey, majoring in Broadcast Journalism in Public Communication with a minor in Child & Family Studies in the David B. Falk School of Sport & Human Dynamics
- Cynthia Gannon of Liverpool, New York, majoring in Information Management & Technology in the School of Information Studies
- Jeanette M. Nels of Syracuse, New York, majoring in Psychology in The College of Arts & Sciences
- Penelope A. Singer of Syracuse, New York, majoring in Jewelry & Metalsmithing in The College of Visual & Performing Arts
The national chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda awards scholarships annually. Read more about the scholarship application process. Or contact Sandy Squire: phone (315-443-7991), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the national Alpha Sigma Lambda web site at www.alphasigmalambda.org.