Fourteen Catawba College Students Inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda
May 4, 2012
Fourteen students in Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies (SEGS) program were inducted into the College's chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society during a ceremony held April 18 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 College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies. 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 Sydney Crutchfield of Thomasville; Vera Drye and Susan Lumadue of Concord; Christopher Hayes of Charlotte; Benny Hughes of Salisbury; Kristy Huneycutt of Richfield; April Kennedy of Albemarle; Brett Krimminger of Kannapolis; Craig Livengood and Margaret Steele of Mocksville; Albert Parker of Huntersville; Cheryl Sheets of China Grove; and Denise Smitherman of East Bend. Donna James, Catawba's coordinator of the Birth-Kindergarten program in the SEGS program, was also inducted as a professional member of the honor society. Officers presiding at the induction included Dawna Messier of Concord, president, Robert Brake of Mocksville, vice president, and Dr. Edith Bolick, ASL Chapter Councilor and Dean of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies.
The School of Evening and Graduate Studies at Catawba, formerly known as the Lifelong Learning Program, was established in 1995 and has an enrollment of approximately 300 students. Dr. Edith Bolick serves as its dean. It offers its students a choice of two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree or a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree, or an opportunity to pursue a graduate degree, a Master of Education 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.