Alpha Sigma Lambda is the national honor society for adult learners in continuing higher education and is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship by recognizing high scholastic achievement in an adult student’s career.
“ASL honors the academic excellence of adults who successfully balance the demands of school and other competing priorities of work, raising a family, and community involvement,” said Janielle Losaw, Pi Lambda Chapter Councilor.
Linfield College established the Pi Lambda Chapter of ASL in 2012 in order to honor the exceptional academic accomplishments of its high achieving adult students. Alpha Sigma Lambda was founded at Northwestern University in 1946 and has over 300 chartered chapters throughout the United States, making it the oldest and largest chapter-based honor society for full and part-time students.
To be considered for chapter membership, a Linfield Adult Degree Program student must be seeking a bachelor’s degree, completed a minimum of 24 credits at Linfield, be ranking among the top 20% of eligible students, and achieving at least a 3.5 grade point average.
The Linfield 2013 inductees have an average GPA of 3.92. Four students have earned a 4.0. They are completing their courses online in the Adult Degree Program and are majoring in one of the following fields of study; Accounting, Business Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Nursing, and Social & Behavioral Sciences.
“The 2013 inductees to the Pi Lambda Chapter are true motivation to their co-workers, their children, grandchildren, their neighbors, and to other adults who wonder if it is possible to do well in college as a non-traditional student. It really is possible,” said Janielle Losaw.
Thirteen of the students will graduate from Linfield College on June 2, 2013. They will wear their ASL honor stoles at the commencement in recognition of their honor society membership.