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ASU's Nu Lambda Mu chapter inducts 5 new members into Spring 2019 class, including inaugural undergraduate inductees

2 undergraduate members of the ASU chapter of the Nu Lambda Mu Nonprofit Honor Society stand and hold certificates. Next to them are ASU faculty members stand behind a banner reading "Nu Lambda Mu, Honor Society, NACC".

Bailey De La Torre (holding certificate, left) and Sarah Sikon (with certificate, right) were the inaugural undergraduate members of the ASU chapter of the Nu Lambda Mu Nonprofit Honor Society. They are pictured with, from left, ASU faculty members Manuel Padia, Robert Ashcraft, Eric Legg, Mark Hager, Anne Kotleba and Lili Wang.


April 22, 2019 (Phoenix, Ariz.) – The Nu Lambda Mu Nonprofit Honor Society – Arizona State University Chapter inducted five new members as part of the Spring 2019 class tonight, a class that for the first time included undergraduate members. In 2018, the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) Board amended its guidelines to include a category for qualified undergraduate students.

The inaugural undergraduate members are:

  • Bailey De La Torre, NLM, NLA/CNP
  • Sarah Sikon, NLM, NLA/CNP

These graduating seniors both earned bachelor's degrees in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, along with the nationally recognized Certified Nonprofit Professional credential (CNP) through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

The graduate members of the Spring 2019 class are:

  • Shannon Bailey, MNLM
  • Jess Hixsen, NLM Graduate Certificate
  • Catherine Friederich Murray, MNLM

Shannon and Catherine earned Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degrees from Arizona State University; Jess received the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

The international Nu Lambda Mu Nonprofit Honor Society was established in 2012 by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council to recognize students dedicated to the study of nonprofit management, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship and enterprise. The honor society expanded in 2018 to include undergraduate students. Its mission is to advance the study of nonprofit organizations and their function in society and to promote scholarly achievement among those who engage in these academic pursuits.

Nu Lambda Mu seeks to recognize those who, as part of a degree or certificate program, have excelled in coursework and as a leader to others. By encouraging rigorous study in the field of public serving organizations, the Nu Lambda Mu Honor Society promotes the professionalization and ethical conduct of all who pursue careers of service.

Nu Lambda Mu is a special national honor society for graduate and undergraduate students specifically in nonprofit programs. Current students, as well as degreed alumni, are eligible for this honor society if they have achieved a GPA of 3.7 or higher and have completed at least half of their degree coursework. Once an individual is inducted into Nu Lambda Mu, he or she is a member for life.