CHARLESTON — Eastern Illinois University recently inducted more than 45 students into Alpha Sigma Lambda, an honorary for non-traditional adult students.
In addition to the student members, three individuals were inducted as professional Alpha Sigma Lambda members. These include Carrie Donsbach, EIU Philanthropy Office; Carrie Johnson, bachelor of arts in general studies degree program; and Stephen Lucas, EIU Department of Secondary Education and Foundations.
The national home office of ASL is located in Eastern’s School of Continuing Education.
Student members inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda include the following:
Champaign – Jill E. Clark, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Clark of Champaign; mother of Paige Ducharme; 1989 graduate of Centennial High School, Champaign; general studies major. Dawn C. Nelligan, 2004 graduate of Centennial High School, Champaign; organizational and professional development major. Michael P. Raimer, son of Philip and Carol Raimer of Champaign; father of Zachary Dean Philip Raimer and Jerrod Lee Issaic Raimer; 1991 graduate of Champaign Central High School.
Chicago – Jamie Harris, daughter of Kenneth and Adell Patton of Chicago; 2000 graduate of Notre Dame High School for Girls, Chicago; general studies major.
Farmer City – Lisa Marie Denno, daughter of Pat and Diana VanMatre of Champaign and the late Richard Pruitt of Bement; wife of Andy Denno and mother of Joey and Michele Denno, all of Farmer City; 1982 graduate of Urbana High School; organizational and professional development major.
Hennepin – Tami L. Smith-Painter, mother of Elizabeth Koester and Candace Ditzler; 1981 graduate of Central High School in Phoenix, Ariz.; 1999 graduate of Illinois Valley Community College; general studies major.
Lovington – Christina “Dawn” Redfern, daughter of Denny Ferguson of Bethany and Kathy Burtsfield of South Bend, Ind.; wife of T.G. Redfern of Lovington; mother of Janette Comstock and McKenzie Redfern; 1990 graduate of Bethany High School; business major with a minor in psychology.
Monticello – Stanley R. Eades, son of Roger and Joyce Eades of Herrin; husband of Gretchen Eades of Monticello; father of Zachary and Elizabeth; 1986 graduate of Monticello High School; organizational and professional development major.
Norridge – Mark Braun, husband of Mary Braun of Norridge; father of Elizabeth and Laura; general studies major.
Rantoul – Nathan A. Pickens, son of Kim Pickens of Urbana and Kathy Smith of Rantoul; husband of Stephanie Pickens of Rantoul; 1998 graduate of Danville High School; general studies major.
Salem – Traci A. Hogan, daughter of Art Willman of Iuka and Mary Hickman of Salem; mother of Taylor Hogan and Teagan Hogan; 1989 graduate of Salem Community High School; child care education major.
Springfield – JaNelle D. Pleasure, daughter of Clif and Sally Pleasure of Carbondale; wife of Christopher Pleasure of Urbana; mother of Aria, Ian and Joshua; 1996 graduate of Springfield Southeast High School; general studies major.
Streator – Thomas T. Tuttle, son of Thomas and Linda Tuttle of Slidell, La.; father of Kresten, Alysson and Cynthia; 1983 graduate of Streator High School; general studies major.
Tolono – Jennifer L. Burman, daughter of Wallace and Sue Burman of Carterville; 1995 graduate of Unity High School, Tolono.
Urbana – Miranda D. Crook, daughter of Betty Crook of Urbana; 2001 graduate of Urbana High School; general studies major; Ayda Parra, general studies major. M. Aaron Smith, son of Mark Smith of Decatur and Teri Smith of Blue Mound; 1999 graduate of Argenta-Oreana High School; general studies major.
Villa Grove – Jodi A. Beccue, daughter of Byford Hancock of Arcola; wife of Scott Beccue of Villa Grove; mother of Brian and Brad Beccue; 1977 graduate of Villa Grove High School; general studies major.
Watson – Derek J. Sanders, son of Donald and Dorothy Sanders of Effingham; husband of Debbie Sanders of Watson; father of Logan, Lauren and Nikki Sanders; 1979 graduate of Effingham High School; general studies major.
Oswego, N.Y. – James M. Lalande, son of John and Jeanne Lalande of Oswego, N.Y.; 1996 graduate of Central High School, Champaign (Ill.); general studies major with minors in psychology and management information systems.