Local students inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda

April 1, 2004
Keni Lanagan, Administrative Assistant
865.981.8209; keni.lanagan@maryvillecollege.edu

Eight 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 a March 29 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.

Maryville College seniors from Blount County welcomed into Zeta Phi Chapter membership include:

  • Christy Brown, an English for teacher licensure major from Maryville;
  • Gelinda S. McKee-Clark, a psychology major from Maryville;
  • Kore Robinson, a business/organizational management major from Maryville;
  • Halle Timpson, a child development and learning for teacher licensure major from Maryville; and
  • Kari Hodson, a child development and learning for teacher licensure major from Maryville.

Additionally, the following area residents were inducted:

  • Shanea Boring, a music education/child development and learning major from Seymour;
  • Jessica Daniel, a child development major from Lenoir City; and
  • Christopher Dunkel, a history for teacher licensure major from Corryton.

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 2013 semester is 1,168.