Alpha Sigma Lambda Induction held at Catawba College
April 18, 2005
Eighteen students in Catawba College’s Lifelong Learning Program were inducted into the College’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society during a ceremony held April 13 in Tom Smith Auditorium on campus.
Catawba’s Beta Sigma Chi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the counterpart of Alpha Chi National Honor Society, is for adults enrolled in the Lifelong Learning Program. Chartered at Catawba in 2001, this organization is non-profit and devoted to the advancement of scholarship and to the recognition of nontraditional students continuing their higher education. The society was established in 1945 at University College at Northwestern University. Catawba members of this society must have earned a minimum of 24 graded semester hours in an undergraduate degree program with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Catawba students inducted include Dianne Harrell Burris, Lawrence Allen Edwards, Bettina Maria Ferguson, Christina Whitt Fortune, Melinda Joan Gaither, Michael Scott Hollar, Jennifer Leigh Mason, William Carl Moore, Melissa Godfrey Poplin, and Derek Lee Wagoner, all of Salisbury; Billy Alvin Amerson, Carrie A. Brown Cox, and Teresa Pechota Turner, all of Kannapolis; Lindsay Nicole Bailey of Lexington; Jimmy Dale Gibson of Concord; Thomas David Jones of Rockwell; Christopher Chad Sink of Linwood; and Thomas Kyle Smith of Harmony.
Alpha Sigma Lambda officers of the organization include James Clark of Statesville, president; Randy Cress of Mt.Ulla, vice-president; Donna Patch of Salisbury, secretary; and Marissa Trent of Salisbury, treasurer.
The Lifelong Learning program at Catawba was established in 1995 and has an enrollment of approximately 400 students. It offers its students a choice of three majors – business administration, information systems and administration of justice – and the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Students earn their degree after work in an accelerated block format, where normally one class is taken per month. Sessions meet two nights a week and one Saturday a month.