Induction into the Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) Honor Society is no ordinary accomplishment. In fact, the GPA range for students inducted this year was between 3.840 and 4.000 – of which 27% had a perfect 4.000 GPA. It’s an impressive achievement, and one worthy of celebration.
On Saturday, March 11, 2023, UMass Lowell held its 38th annual Alpha Sigma Lambda induction ceremony where the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies inducted 132 adult students into the prestigious honor society – recognizing their remarkable academic achievements.
This year, inductees hailed from 22 states across the nation and from three countries internationally including Egypt, Germany and Honduras.
The Gamma Delta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society for undergraduate Online & Professional Studies students. The aim of Alpha Sigma Lambda is to recognize adult students who achieve academic excellence in their course work while performing the many responsibilities associated with their families and careers. Eligibility for membership requires that students rank in the top 20 percent of all students who meet certain academic requirements. Selections for membership are made during the Spring, and students who are invited to become members are inducted into the Society in April.
For UMass Lowell, having an ASL chapter serves as a way to inspire continued scholastic growth, recognize students' dedication to excellence, and invite them to associate with similarly motivated students.
During the event, UMass Lowell also honored two faculty members for their teaching excellence – presenting the 2023 Haskell Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching to the following recipients:
The Haskell Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching was established in memory of William Haskell, who taught at UMass Lowell for many years and was revered among students for his teaching. Each year, the Division solicits nominations and selects faculty who personify the spirit and teaching excellence of the award’s namesake.
In order to be considered for membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda, students must meet the following criteria: