Gardner-Webb’s GOAL Program Inducts New Members Into Honor Society
Alpha Sigma Lambda Recipients Recognized During Ceremony
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner-Webb University’s GOAL (Greater Opportunities for Adult Learners) program recently announced its 2013 inductees for membership into the Alpha Sigma Lambda-Gamma Beta Upsilon Chapter National Honor Society during a special ceremony. At the event, 30 students attended and were recognized out of a total of 48 recipients. There were also three honorary inductees: GWU faculty members, Joe Collins, director of Religious Studies program and associate professor of Religious Studies; Rei Serafica, director of RN to BSN program and assistant professor in the School of Nursing; and Sharon Starr, dean and associate professor in the School of Nursing.
GOAL students become eligible for selection into Alpha Sigma Lambda by having an overall GPA that is in the top ten percent of the senior class and by meeting other required criteria
The Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society was established in 1945-46 to honor superior scholarship and leadership in adult students. It’s not only the oldest, but is also the largest chapter-based honor society for full and part-time adult students. Today, with chapters at over 350 colleges and universities throughout the country, Alpha Sigma Lambda provides a prestigious opportunity to recognize the achievements of adult students who accomplish academic excellence while balancing the interests of family, work, and community.
Since its inception in 1978, the GOAL program, one of the first of its kind, seeks to meet the needs of students working full-time jobs while pursuing advanced education. The program offers a host of degrees for undergraduate and graduate students, including accounting, business administration, criminal justice, health management, nursing and religious studies. Classes are offered during evenings and weekends at 16 satellite campuses across the state, and a wide range of classes are also available online.
More information about GOAL, including a list of degree-completion programs and academics, and its satellite campuses, are available at 866-GWU-GOAL and online at gardner-webb.edu/goal.
Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).