Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society

ASL Event

2022 ASL Honor Society Ceremony

Induction into the Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) Honor Society is no ordinary accomplishment. In fact, the average GPA for students inducted this year was 3.9 – of which 13 students had a perfect 4.0 GPA. It’s an impressive achievement, and one worthy of celebration.

On Saturday, April 30, 2022, UMass Lowell held its 37th annual Alpha Sigma Lambda induction ceremony where the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies inducted 120 adult students into the prestigious honor society – recognizing their remarkable academic achievements.

This year, inductees hailed from all across the country and around the globe from places such as California, Texas, Utah, Ireland, India, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.

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ASL History

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.

2022 Recipients of the Haskell Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching

During the event, UMass Lowell also honored three faculty members for their teaching excellence – presenting the 2022 Haskell Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching to the following recipients:

  • Timothy Niesen
  • Jill Pruett
  • Stefanie Tate

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.

Criteria for Student Eligibility

In order to be considered for membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a matriculated undergraduate/non-traditional student with at least 24 credits earned at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
  2. Must have 12 or more credits in Liberal Arts/Sciences (may include transfer credits).
  3. Must have a GPA of 3.2 or above.
  4. Must be in the top 20% of those undergraduate Online & Professional Studies students who satisfy the requirements of all three of the above criteria.

ASL Adult Education Foundation Scholarships

Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Education Foundation Scholarships are available for undergraduate Online & Professional Studies students who are matriculated in associate's or bachelor's degree programs and who demonstrate academic strength and leadership. For more information about the ASL Adult Education Foundation Scholarships, including the criteria for evaluation, visit the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society website.

For More Information

For more information, contact asl@uml.edu.