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:
Additionally, the following area residents were inducted:
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 its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2012 semester was 1,093.