January 5, 2022
Mars Hill University inducted two students and a professor into its chapter of a national honor society for nontraditional and adult students at the end of the fall semester. Students Monica Cody and Beth Edwards joined the Mu Kappa Lambda chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. Professor Bill Bowman was inducted as an honorary member. The induction ceremony was held in an online format on December 13, 2021.
Cody is a social work major from Marshall, North Carolina. Edwards is a business management major from Bakersville, North Carolina. Both women received their bachelor’s degrees at the university’s commencement ceremony on December 17. Bowman is an assistant professor of business, and has taught at Mars Hill since 2015.
Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society which recognizes the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. The Mu Kappa Lambda chapter was formed in the 2002-03 academic year to recognize students in Mars Hill University’s Adult and Graduate Studies program who meet the scholarship and leadership standards. Members are selected from the highest ten percent of the class and must have a minimum grade point index of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.