USC Upstate Holds Induction Ceremony For Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society

April 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm


Spartanburg, S.C.
– The University of South Carolina Upstate inducted 23 students and 12 faculty members in the prestigious Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society on April 15 at the USC Upstate Greenville campus. 

Dr. Catherine Canino, associate professor of English at USC Upstate, presented the tribute to nontraditional students, and three nontraditional students talked about their journey to earn a college degree. The USC Upstate Chamber Choir performed for students and faculty and their guests. A reception followed the induction ceremony.

“Membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda is an extraordinary achievement for these students as only the top 10% of nontraditional students enrolled at USC Upstate are invited for membership into Alpha Sigma Lambda, and academic averages are high for those receiving invitations,” said Dr. Judith Prince, vice chancellor of the USC Upstate Greenville Campus. “Nontraditional students invited for membership have the opportunity to nominate a faculty member who has been especially supportive of them as a nontraditional student for membership in this honorary organization.”

The 23 students inducted in Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society are:

  • Laura Andrews, Business Administration, Johnson College of Business and Economics
  • Angela Ayers, Experimental Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kellen Azzara, Nursing, Mary Black School of Nursing
  • Roxanne Bradley, Nonprofit Administration, Johnson College of Business and Economics
  • Tiffany Brannon, Nursing, Mary Black School of Nursing
  • Chad Butler, Middle Grades, School of Education
  • Renata Caldwell, Business Administration, Johnson College of Business and Economics
  • Anita Cothran, Nursing, Mary Black School of Nursing
  • James Crow, Computer Information Systems, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Keith Daye, Computer Information Systems, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Frances Fager, Engineering Technology Management, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Flynn, Information Management Systems, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Angela Gilbert, Early Childhood Education, School of Education
  • Thomas Gioia, Middle Grades, School of Education
  • Erin Helms, Elementary Education, School of Education
  • Deborah McCray, Nursing, Mary Black School of Nursing
  • Nadia Mourtada, Middle Grades, School of Education
  • Katie Poindexter, Nursing, Mary Black School of Nursing
  • Deana Polly, Special Education /Learning Disabilities, School of Education
  • Kimberly Price, Early Childhood Education, School of Education
  • Linda Prince, Nursing – R.N., Mary Black School of Nursing
  •  John Surber, Computer Information Systems, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Diane Tinsley, Nursing –R.N., Mary Black School of Nursing

 

The 12 faculty and staff members inducted in Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society are:

  • Ms. Mary Copeland-Myers, CNM, Instructor, Mary Black School of Nursing
  • Mr. Tim Ellis, Instructor, Engineering Technology Management Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Richard LeBoeuf, Adjunct Instructor, Engineering Technology Management, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Jerome Lewis, Professor of Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. John Long, Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Leadership, Johnson School of Business and Economics
  • Dr. James Mahaffey, Adjunct Instructor, School of Education
  • Dr. Yancy McDougal, Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Judy Newman, Adjunct Instructor, School of Education
  • Ms. Lisa Phillips, Instructor, Mary Black School of Nursing
  • Ms. Lizzie-Grace Urizar, Instructor of Spanish, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Pamela Wash, Assistant Professor of Middle Level and Secondary Education, School of Education

 

The Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society was established in 1945 to honor superior scholarship of nontraditional students. It is the oldest and largest honor society devoted to the recognition of nontraditional students continuing higher education who are excelling academically while balancing the needs of family, work, and community.

For more details on Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society, visit www.alphasigmalambda.org. For more information, contact Dr. Judith Prince, vice chancellor for USC Upstate Greenville Campus, at (864) 552-4243.