New chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi.

CULLOWHEE A new chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi, the international construction honor society, was chartered recently in Western Carolina University's department of construction management.

Carol Woodson, assistant professor of construction management at Western, will act as adviser to the XI IV Chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi. Newly installed members are Stanley Brigman, William Everhart, James Garrett, Corey Johnson, Kevin Kirk, Israel Lanning, Matthew Magnus, Daniel Manring, Stephen Painter, James Walker and Devin Wilson.

Three honorary faculty members also were installed Noelle Kehrberg, dean of Western's College of Applied Sciences; Duane Dunlap, head of the department of engineering technology; and Bradford Sims, head of the department of construction management.

Chris Piper, Sigma Lambda Chi faculty adviser from Clemson University, assisted in the installation ceremony.

 Sigma Lambda Chi chapters may be established at a school, college or university that has a major discipline of education in construction. A student must be at least a junior and be in the upper 20 percent of his or her class to be installed by a chapter. There are 55 chapters and more than 10,000 current members in the United States and Australia , said D. Mark Hutchings, Sigma Lambda Chi's international president.

For more information, contact Woodson at (828) 227-2439, or visit the Sigma Lambda Chi Web site,

Photo: Western's construction management department recently chartered a new chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi, an international construction honor society. New members include (from left to right, back row) James Walker, Daniel Manring, William Everhart and Matthew Magnus; (from left to right, third row) Corey Johnson, Devin Wilson and Kevin Kirk; (from left to right, second row) Stanley Brigman, Israel Lanning, James Garrett and Stephen Painter. Also in attendance were (from left to right front row) Craig Capano, Western associate professor of construction management, Bradford Sims, head of Western's department of construction management; Carol Woodson, faculty adviser for Western's Sigma Lambda Chi chapter; Chris Piper, faculty adviser from Clemson University; and Duane Dunlap, head of Western's department of engineering and technology.

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