Local students inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda

Local students inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda

April 8, 2003
Written by: David Rasnake, Communications Assistant

Nine Maryville College students from Blount County and the surrounding area were named to the Zeta Phi Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda academic honor society in an April 7 ceremony.

Founded in 1946 by Dr. Rollin Posey of Northwestern University in Illinois, Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) has grown into a national organization, aimed at recognizing “the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work.”

To be considered for induction into ASL, students must be at least 25 years old and pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. Inductees are required to maintain a minimum 3.2 G.P.A. and be in the top 10 percent of their class.

The six Blount County residents welcomed into the College’s Zeta Phi Chapter membership include:

  • Patsy Babb, a senior child development major from Maryville
  • Leanna Brackett, a senior business major from Maryville
  • Kelly Floyd, a junior art major from Louisville
  • Donna Luna, a senior English major from Louisville
  • Deanna Norris, a senior mathematics major from Maryville
  • Sherry Williams, a senior business major from Maryville

Additionally, the following area residents were inducted:

  • Craig Addiego, a senior physical education major from Knoxville
  • Kimberly Mell, a senior child development major from Greenback
  • Noelle Rocco, a junior physical education major from Knoxville

The College’s Zeta Phi Chapter is one of nearly 300 chartered ASL chapters nation-wide. Maryville College is one of only five colleges and universities in the state of Tennessee to host a chapter.

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,197.