Alpha Sigma Lambda Inducts New Members

May 10 2016
Category: Academics

The Beta Tau Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the National Honor Society for non-traditional undergraduate students, recently welcomed the 2016 initiates at a ceremony held on the Elmira College campus, Friday, May 6. 

Students inducted into the chapter are selected from the top 20% of their class, as measured by academic performance in their major field and in the liberal arts.  The 2016 inductees include:  

Two honorary initiates were also inducted into the Beta Tau Chapter at the ceremony.  Christine Frame, Financial Aid Systems Coordinator at Elmira College, was inducted for her support and dedication to non-traditional students.  Dr. Milissa Volino, Associate Professor of Nurse Education, was the second honorary inductee and was presented the Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award, an award voted upon by the students.

Front row (L-R): Inductees Anne Williams, Tina Karbacka, Stacey Keck-Heath, Susan Thomas and Caitlyn Haag.  Second row (L-R):  Jennifer Renz, Undergraduate Academic Advisor and Coordinator at Elmira College; Dr. Milissa Volino, 2016 Excellence-in-Teaching Award Recipient and Honorary Initiate; Chris Frame, Financial Aid Systems Coordinator and Honorary Initiate; inductees Ellen Himmelreich, Caitlin von Hagn, Cameron Frisbie, and Caitlin Horn; Dr. Charles Mitchell, Dean of Academic Affairs; and Mike Halperin Presiding Alpha Sigma Lambda member and Elmira College Registrar.

About Alpha Sigma Lambda
Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society for non-traditional undergraduate students who achieve and maintain outstanding scholastic standards and leadership characteristics while also managing the additional responsibilities of work and family.  The founding chapter was established by Dr. Rollin Posey at Northwestern University in 1946 to recognize the accomplishments of those returning to academic pursuits after the close of World War II. Its purpose, he wrote, "is to bind together in one Society the excellent students within the University College in order to provide a stimulus for and recognition of their worthy efforts."  Today there are more than 300 active ASL chapters in the United States.