Mu Kappa Lambda, the Mars Hill University honor society for nontraditional and adult students, inducted five new student members and two honorary members in a ceremony on Friday, May 5, 2017.
New student inductees are:
- Tammy Robinson Baldwin, a social work major from Leicester, NC;
- Katrina Boings Dodson, a nursing major from Marshall, NC;
- Celisa M. Glenn, a business management major from Mills River, NC;
- Kenya Ayanna Miles, a social work major from Swannanoa, NC; and
- Stephanie Dawn Stroupe, a social work major from Burnsville, NC.
Honorary inductees are Barb Sims, criminal justice professor, and Heidi Sermersheim, site coordinator for the university’s Asheville Center for Adult and Graduate Studies.
University President Dan Lunsford was the keynote speaker for the induction ceremony, and acknowledged the unique challenges faced by working students who pursue their education through the Adult and Graduate Studies program. Lunsford congratulated the inductees, saying, “Your presence and your commitment to do this are an indication of the value you place on your chosen field. This honor tonight is a recognition of human perseverance.”
Mu Kappa Lambda is the Mars Hill University chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honor society devoted to the advancement of scholarship and to the recognition of nontraditional and adult students who are continuing their higher education. The society was established in 1945 and now exists in over 300 institutional chapters throughout the country.
To be eligible for induction into Mu Kappa Lambda, a student in Mars Hill’s Adult and Graduate Studies program must have completed 24 hours of graded coursework, while maintaining a grade point average of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale and a position in the top 10 % of his or her class.
Mars Hill University is a premier private, liberal arts institution offering over 30 baccalaureate degrees and master’s degrees in elementary education and in management. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, the campus is located just 20 minutes north of Asheville in the mountains of western North Carolina. Visit www.mhu.edu for more information.