Thirteen Catawba College Students Inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda
April 20, 2009
Thirteen students in Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies Program were inducted into the College's chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society during a ceremony held April 15 in Tom Smith Auditorium on campus. Officers for the honor society were also installed during the ceremony.
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 Brandon Eugene Belk of Salisbury; Justin Andrew Brady of Mooresville; Jason Dean Bynum of Kannapolis; Walter Patterson Drinkard of Kannapolis; Sarah Elizabeth Grochoski of Rockwell; Ava Koontz Palmer of Lexington; Brenda Porter Phillips of Lexington; John Eugene Setliff, Jr., of Salisbury; Kelly Felts Stanley of China Grove; Laura Marlene Sweatt of Salisbury; Hannah Danielle Vinson of Thomasville; Julia Harvey Walls of Kannapolis; and Lori Yu Wong of Salisbury.
Officers of the organization were also installed. They include Steven Darnell Cauble of Salisbury, president; Mary Lynn Lince of Cooleemee, vice president; and Jane Sellers of Concord, secretary/treasurer.
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 320 students. Dr. Edith Bolick serves as its dean. It offers its students a choice of two degrees, a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management, Information Systems or Administration of Justice, or a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with a major in Birth to Kindergarten Education. 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.