Construction honor society returns to Tuskegee University


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (October 7, 2013) — The Mu II chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi construction honor society has been reactivated in the department of Construction Science and Management at Tuskegee University. The fundamental purpose of Sigma Lambda Chi is to provide recognition to outstanding construction students. Sigma Lambda Chi offers students the opportunity to be recognized locally and internationally for their academic accomplishments as a construction major.

Recently, two members were installed in the society: Michael Bell, a senior from Chicago and Joshua Myles, a junior from Montgomery, Ala. Rogers Hunt, head of the department will act as the adviser to Tuskegee’s newly installed members.

Members of the department’s leadership council also attended: Shelby Thomas, a sophomore from Columbus, Ga.; Robert Jerry, a junior from Miami, Fla.; and Marcus Phelps, a sophomore from Atlanta. Keith Rhan, a professor and honor society adviser, and members of Auburn University’s Iota chapter were also present to facilitate the installation ceremony.

“These students not only represent the best of the CSM Department, they represent the best of Tuskegee University,” Hunt said. “This honor means that Tuskegee University Construction Science and Management students are more than capable of competing with other schools of construction education worldwide. Just as previous MU II Chapter members of Sigma Lambda Chi, these new inductees will go on to become leaders in the construction industry.”  

Prior to the installation ceremony, candidates of MU II and Iota chapters participated in a community service project on the campus of Tuskegee University for the Auburn/Opelika Coalition of Churches. The ongoing service project is to build a series of storage facilities to house materials and equipment for the Habitat for Humanity organization. 

“The CSM department is a hidden gem with a very high employment hire rate upon graduation. This year 6 of 8 CSM students graduated with offers averaging $45,000 with the highest being $60,000,” Hunt said. “As the construction market continues to improve and as we work to incorporate co-op education into the CSM curriculum, I anticipate our hire percentage to greatly increase.”

Sigma Lambda Chi is an international honor society for construction. Chapters may be established at a school, college, or university that has a college-level discipline of education in construction. Qualified students must be a junior or senior, with an overall scholastic average in the upper 10 percent of their program.

According to SLC International’s president, Lori A. Brown, there are over 70 chapters, and 19,000 members in the United States, Australia, and Ireland. To read more about the organization, go to

By Karlette Sullivan, Tuskegee University Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing


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