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Adult Student Organizations

Span Plan Adult Student Services at Purdue offers two adult student organizations:

Purdue Adult Student (PAS) Network
The Purdue Adult Student Network is a student organization that strives to connect adult nontraditional students to Purdue and other students.

Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL)

ASL is a national honor society for adult nontraditional students based on scholarship and leadership. In addition to membership, ASL offers scholarships during the spring semester. The 2014 deadline for having your application materials submitted to the Span Plan office in Schleman 207 is Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Information about its scholarship program can be found on the ASL website. Applicants do not have to be a member of ASL to qualify for an ASL scholarship. A Purdue adult nontraditional student was awarded one of the ASL national scholarships in 2010.

Membership to Alpha Sigma Lambda is by invitation only. Invitations to join ASL are extended to qualified students early in the spring semester.

The 2013 induction ceremony was held on May 5 in Schleman Hall. Roxanne Martin, scholarship coordinator with the Division of Financial Aid, was the keynote speaker. 

Two outstanding staff members were inducted as honorary members to recognize their ongoing support for the adult student population of Purdue University:

  • T. Patrick George, Director of Professional Program Admissions and Recruitment in the College of Pharmacy
  • Jason Ware, Instructional Developer in the Center for Instructional Excellence

Ten outstanding Purdue adult nontraditional students were inducted: Lynda Glover, Eric Glynn, Melissa Gokmogol, Reid Hart-Hults, Jamie Humbarger, Rachel Kelly, Jessica Merzdorf, Laura Anthrop Spann, Paula Whitlow, and Beth Zimmerman

2013 ASL officers and chapter advisor

2013 officers and chapter advisor: Beth Zimmerman, secretary; Jamie Humbarger, vice-president; Dorothy Hughes, chapter advisor; Melissa Gokmogol, treasurer; and Rachel Kelly, president