Date: November 30, 2006
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PNC Alpha Sigma Lambda Honorary Inducts Members
WESTVILLE – The Purdue University North Central Kappa Delta chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society recently held its 12th induction ceremony.
The PNC chapter is one of 200 Alpha Sigma Lambda chapters nationwide. The honorary was established in 1945-46 to recognize the superior scholarship and leadership of adult students. It is the oldest and largest chapter-based honor society for full- and part-time adult students.
Requirements for membership include earning a 3.7 GPA or better, being at least 24 years old and earning a minimum of 30 credit hours. Qualifying students receive invitations for membership at the start of fall semester.
The students inducted are: Jason Burnside, Valparaiso; Jennifer Byrne-Stasiak, Valparaiso; Julie Catarello, Valparaiso; Bradley Dimmitt, Westville; Mark Gaylord, LaPorte; Amy Hardesty-Asher, Hobart; Kori Kasten, LaPorte; Cindy Kuehn, Westville, Erica Maar, Valparaiso; Brenda Patterson, Valparaiso; Gabriela Post, New Carlisle; Frances J. Russell, Valparaiso; Angela Schest, Portage; Tracy Ryan Stone, Grovertown and Tricia A. Wiegand, Valparaiso.
Honorary membership was granted to Linda Neulieb, secretary for the Dean of Students office, who provides invaluable assistance to the club throughout the year.
The presenters included chapter President Brenda Darrol, Valparaiso; Vice President James West, Portage; Treasurer Stephen J. Bensing, Valparaiso and Secretary Ginny Borolov, Michigan City. Sheryl Sako, Wheatfield, led the pledge of membership. A $500 scholarship was awarded to Roselyn Flitter, Walkerton. Member Dave Demmon, LaPorte, honored out-going president Brenda Darrol as Member of the Year. Barbara Clouse, Valparaiso, served as ceremony chair, with assistance from club advisor Allana Burke. The club’s national councilor is Dean of Students John Coggins.
Alpha Sigma members are active on the PNC campus. The club’s activities and accomplishments include:
- Giving a $500 donation to the PNC students who traveled to Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina.
- Donating more than 40 teddy bears to Dunebrook children’s advocacy center.
- Volunteering at the Ride or Stride event for Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited, a Porter County organization providing therapeutic horseback riding for the handicapped. The event raised $12,000.
- Hosting a Valentine Food Drive and donating food items to the Aliveness Project in Michigan City, supporting people living with HIV.
- Working as judges for the Science and Technology Fair held at Valparaiso University.
- Staffing an informational table at each semester’s Student Orientation.
- Providing a $500 scholarship to a PNC student.
- Students also may apply for Alpha Sigma Lambda National scholarships. Awards range from $1,200 to $1,500.