In 1945 Dr. Rollin Posey, dean of University College at Northwestern University, founded the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society to honor dedicated adult learners who achieve and maintain high scholastic standards. As councilor for the Pi Delta Chi chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, I share Dr. Posey's enthusiasm for recognizing the academic achievement of nontraditional students.
Pi Delta Chi seeks to recognize adult learners from World Campus, Continuing Education at University Park, and resident instruction from University Park who achieve high academic standing, to celebrate their scholarship and leadership, and to provide opportunities for scholarships through Alpha Sigma Lambda. Pi Delta Chi is one of more than 300 chartered chapters of Alpha Sigma Lambda across the country.
It is personal for me. As an adult, I experienced, firsthand, the many opportunities and experiences that become available to you when you open the doors of knowledge. I discovered that the more I learned, the more I wanted to learn. It was a passion that continued to drive me to seek new opportunities and new challenges as an adult student, faculty member, and administrator. It is rarely easy, but the rewards of achieving those goals and overcoming the challenges are immeasurable.
On behalf of the Pi Delta Chi chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, I encourage you, as an adult learner, to strive for your goals and the accompanying rewards. We in Pi Delta Chi look forward to including you among the ranks of students to be recognized for academic achievement.
Karen I. Pollack, Ph.D.
Councilor, Pi Delta Chi Chapter, Alpha Sigma Lambda
Director of Academic Affairs, Undergraduate Programs, World Campus