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Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) is an honor society that recognizes the achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. ASL is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and recognizes high scholastic achievement in an adult learner's career.

ASL was established in the 1940s at Northwestern University and has since grown to more than 300 chartered chapters across the United States. It is the oldest and largest, chapter-based honor society for full- and part-time students. This Society connects adult learners throughout the country.

Beta Lambda Zeta

UAB established a chapter in the fall of 2014, Beta Lambda Zeta. The following students have been inducted into the Beta Lambda Zeta chapter since its inception:


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  • Charles Coleman, International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jenna Hudson, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, School of Education
  • Tonya McKinney, Accounting, Collat School of Business
  • Rhonda Morrow, Accounting, Collat School of Business
  • Denise Rice, Accounting, Collat School of Business
  • Mary Rush, Nursing, School of Nursing
  • Hannah Webber, Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Past Induction Ceremonies


2016 Ceremony1
Collat School of Business Assistant Professor Stephen Yoder places the ASL honor cords onto Terri Phillips.
2016 Ceremony2
ASL inductee Terri Phillips smiles after receiving her honor cords.
2016Neureiter Rogala Phillips
2015-2016 ASL inductees (left to right) Mindy Neureiter, Liliana Rogala, and Terri Phillips.
2016Yoder Inductees
2015-2016 ASL inductees pose with UAB Collat School of Business assistant professor Stephen Yoder. Pictured (left to right) Mindy Neureiter, Liliana Rogala, Stephen Yoder, and Terri Phillips.
2016Hitchcock Yoder
ASL committee members Dr. Laurel Hitchcock (College of Arts & Sciences) and Mr. Stephen Yoder (Collat School of Business).
2016Yates Yoder
UAB Collat School of Business faculty Dr. Stephanie Yates and Mr. Stephen Yoder. Dr. Yates served as this year's guest speaker.

Standards for Student Membership

Membership in ASL is by invitation only. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hour credits or the equivalent* at UAB (not including transfer credits) and all of those credits must count toward their cumulative GPA. At least 12 of those total credits must have been earned in the Liberal Arts/Sciences area, not including applied Arts/Sciences courses. Transfer credits may be used to fulfill the Liberal Arts/Sciences requirements, but must be in addition to the 24 semester credit hours earned from UAB. Members must also have at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Members are selected from the highest 20 percent of students who meet the requirements. For more information about ASL at UAB, contact

*Thirty-six quarter hours or an approved number of unit courses equal to twenty-four semester hours.

Beta Lambda Zeta Committee

The following are the committee members for the Beta Lambda Zeta chapter at UAB:

Dr. Elizabeth Fisher, Chapter Councilor
Interim Executive Director
eLearning and Professional Studies
Office of the Provost

Dr. Lynn Kirkland
Professor and Chair
Curriculum and Instruction
School of Education

Dr. Laurel Hitchcock
Assistant Professor
Social Work
College of Arts and Sciences

Mr. Stephen Yoder
Assistant Professor
Marketing, Industrial Distribution & Economics
Collat School of Business

Dr. Suzanne Judd
Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
School of Public Health


Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship

ASL has a national scholarship program that awards scholarships to adult learners in universities that have an ASL chapter. Each year, UAB is allowed to nominate to students to be considered for the scholarship. The students do not have to be a member of ASL in order to be nominated.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student is currently enrolled at UAB and is pursuing a bachelor's degree
  • Student has completed 24 graded semester hours (or equivalent) in institutional coursework by the completion of the fall semester at UAB with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Student demonstrates a financial need for the current academic year.

For more information about the Alpha Sigma Lambda scholarship program, please contact

National ASL Social Media

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