University College Honor Society Inducts 11 New Members

Inductees at the ceremony on April 27.

News Story: May 21, 2015

Sacred Heart University recently inducted 11 new students into the Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) National Continuing Education Honor Society, which honors nontraditional adult learners. Membership is reserved for students with a minimum of 24 credit hours at SHU who maintain a GPA of at least 3.2. Twelve of those credits must be in the liberal arts. These students have achieved academic excellence while balancing the demands of professional and personal life, along with their education.

The newly inducted members of ASL were honored at a ceremony in the presence of family and friends. In addition to spotlighting their exceptional achievement as scholars, the honor is an additional credential in their career portfolio.

Today there are over 300 chartered chapters of ASL throughout the United States. ASL not only brings together outstanding students, but offers each individual an exposure to interests other than his/her own. For the nontraditional student, the society stands as an inspiration for continuing scholastic growth and is a builder of pride through recognition. For the chapter institution, the Society serves as a vehicle for imparting appreciation for adult students’ academic achievements and contributions. To this day, Alpha Sigma Lambda is not only the oldest, but also the largest, chapter-based honor society for full- and part-time students.

Anita Dilisio of Newtown, a general studies major who recently received a gold medal award from SHU says, “It is an honor to be associated with both Sacred Heart’s University College and Alpha Sigma Lambda. Learning is a gift that should never be taken for granted at any age. That, as well as being a kind and just member of our global human community, are the lessons I chose to impart to my children and grandson through my experience with SHU and ASL.”

Also honored were Norwalk resident Herbert Ruiz, Stratford residents Amanda Johnson and Joanne Jean-Baptiste, Madison resident Winifred Maloney, Norwalk resident Kevin Mendoza, Oxford residents Bryan Waterbury and Connie Cole-Ingber, Cheshire resident Twila Balint, Shelton resident Sharon Alkerstedt and East Rockaway, N.Y., resident Debra Taglianetti.