JBU Faculty Member Inducted Into National Honor Society

Siloam Springs, Ark (November 19, 2002) - Ms. Ellen Rouch, attorney for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and a faculty member in the JBU Advance Program, was recently inducted as an honorary member of Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honor society that recognizes the academic accomplishments of adult students. In addition to inducting student members, Alpha Sigma Lambda also recognizes through honorary membership those individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of adult students. Ms. Rouch was inducted as an honorary member of the society for her work as a faculty member in the JBU Advance Program at Little Rock and Hot Springs.

Ms. Rouch has been teaching for the Advance Program in Little Rock and Hot Springs since the fall of 1997. Her bachelor’s degree is from Purdue University. She also received an MBA from DePaul University and a JD from the University of Utah College of Law. In the Advance Program, Ms. Rouch teaches business law, human resource management, organizational ethics, strategic management, marketing, and the capstone project.

Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society that was founded in 1945 by Dr. Rollin Posey, Dean of University College at Northwestern University. Its purpose is to honor those dedicated adult students who, while handling their life responsibilities, achieve and maintain high scholastic standards. JBU’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda is called Kappa Kappa Chi, which represents the first letters for the Greek words for Head, Heart and Hand, the historic educational motto of JBU.

The JBU Advance Program is a degree program that allows students with two years of college credit to complete their bachelor’s degree in two years or less by attending classes one night per week. Students progress through their studies as a group, taking courses in an established sequence.

Classes are designed for working adults 23 years of age or older who have at least two years of prior college credit and relevant work experience. JBU offers the Advance Program in Northwest Arkansas, Little Rock, Fort Smith, Harrison and Hot Springs. John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,700 students from 42 states and 44 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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