JBU Faculty Member Inducted Into National Honor Society

Siloam Springs, Ark (November 19, 2002) — Dr. Don Heard, UAMS Area Health Education Center Administrator and a faculty member in JBU’s 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. Dr. Heard was inducted as an honorary member of the society for his work as a faculty member in the JBU Advance Program at Fort Smith.

Dr. Don Heard began teaching for the Advance Program in November 1995. As the UAMS Area Health Education Center Administrator, he brings a great deal of practical experience to the classroom. In the JBU Advance Program, Dr. Heard teaches strategic management and the capstone project course, as well as human resource management, financial math, financial management and organizational communication. Dr. Heard has his bachelor’s degree in business Administration/accounting, master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate in education from the University of Arkansas.

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 Advance Program is a degree program that allows students with two years of college credit to complete their bachelor’s degree 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 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 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.