AEL National Headquarters

AEL national headquarters remains operational, although relocated to a home office. You can submit your membership and regalia requests and be confident of a quick response. Chapters seeking to hold a virtual induction ceremony can be accommodated. Photo

F-1 Optional Practical Training

If you are an F-1 student seeking an OPT host then AEL or its partner NGO's can offer you a volunteer OPT position in Florida. It will, however, require a 2-week quarantine period in one of our housing units. Thus, only one student (or couple) per week can be accepted into the program. Email Inquiry

New Certificate Design

In 2018 AEL introduced an upgraded membership certificate. The new certificates are presented in custom AEL folders along with pins of a chapter's preferred style. AEL continuously strives to upgrade its regalia while still keeping national dues affordable. More photos

President Ilya Solarev

Mr. Ilya Solarev serves as the current AEL President. As a graduate student in the 1990's, Ilya was an early leader of the society. Upon graduation he worked for Swiss Bank and then UBS at the World Trade Center, where he personally experienced the tragedy of 9-11.

AEL's Campus Climate Corps

A national AEL project is called Campus Climate Corps. It focuses on the higher education aspects of climate change issues. Together with Intelligentsia Int., AEL organizes teleconferenced technical poster sessions for graduate students.

UN Climate Conferences

AEL participates in the annual UN climate change Conference of Youth (COY) held the week before UN COP. AEL hosted exhibits and workshops in Paris (2015), Marrakech (2016), Bonn (2017), and Katowice (2018). The 2019 COY is in Santiago, Chile.

Madelyn Lockhart (1924-2015)

Dr. Madelyn Lockhart served as AEL President from 1993 until her passing in 2015. AEL will forever remember and honor Dean Lockhart, an esteemed academic and pioneering leader of graduate institutions who was instrumental in the formation and development of AEL. Dr. Lockhart

Nationwide Call-Congress Day

NAGPS is organizing the Nationwide Call-Congress Day on Wednesday, December, 4, 2013. The goals are to inform and educate Members of Congress and to increase public awareness about graduate-professional student loan issues. GradsHaveDebt2 Tool-Kit

Featured Chapter - GA-PCOM

AEL extends its sincere congratulations to the charter members of the AEL Alpha Psi chapter at Georgia Campus - PCOM in Suwanee, GA. Special thanks to the chapter founding president, Anna McClain, and charter faculty advisor, Dr. Francis E. Jenney Jr. for working with us closely to make the Alpha Psi chapter a reality at GA-PCOM. Charter Members
GA-PCOM web site

NAGPS 2013 Conference

AEL Executive Director Dr. John Capece and Executive Assistant Nargiza Abduvohidova attended the 27th Annual NAGPS conference hosted by Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo from November 8-10, 2013. During the awards banquet, Dr. Capece received a National Advisor of the Year award for his support and service to NAGPS. Photo
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NAGPS web site

Welcome Sigma Chapter Inductees

Eighteen graduate students at NJIT were inducted into the Sigma Chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda on Friday, November 15, 2013. Fadi P. Deek, PhD, provost and senior executive vice president at NJIT, was the guest speaker at the induction ceremony and luncheon. Welcome and congratulations to Sigma Chapter inductees. Article
Sigma Chapter

Featured Chapter - RBHS

Congratulations to the charter members of the AEL Alpha Chi chapter at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) in New Brunswick, NJ. Special thanks to the chapter founding president, Yuri Jadotte, and its first faculty advisor, Freda Zackin. Article
RBHS web site

Eta Chapter Spring 2013 Induction

Clemson University's Eta Chapter of AEL inducted eight new members on April 16, 2013. Since its establishment in 1994 the Eta chapter has awarded 500 memberships. Thank you for carrying on AEL's mission of honoring students for their academic achievement and leadership. Article
Executive Members and Inductees
Eta Chapter Website
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Fulfilling the Wishes of Others

University of Miami AEL member Jody Westgate achieved her life-long goal of swimming the Irondequoit Bay in Rochester, NY while also raising $7,510 and awareness for Make-A-Wish Foundation on July 31, 2012. Congratulations, Jody! We are proud of you. Article
Jody's Swim Page

RSMAS Students Inducted Into AEL

On Nov 20, 2011, The University of Miamiís Beta Chapter inducted Nancy Muehllehner, Angela Colbert, and Sean Bignami (students of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science) along with seven students from University of Miami's main campus. Details

Coming Soon in 2012

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia is establishing a new AEL chapter in 2012. This will be chartered as the Alpha Phi Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda, the 44th chapter. We look forward to welcoming AEL Charter Members at VCU soon!

AEL Medallion

AEL chapters and members can now order the new AEL medallion for $15 each. To order one please contact Nargis Abduvohidova at (ael at Each AEL chapter faculty advisor was recently sent a sample medallion. The medallion is bronze color and the ribbons are scarlet and gray.

Featured Chapter - TCMC

Congratulations to the charter members of the AEL Alpha Upsilon chapter at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) in Scranton, PA. Special thanks to the chapter founder and current president, Michael S. Farrell, and its first faculty advisor, Dr. Maureen V. McLeod. TCMC web site

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

One of America top engineering schools, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, now has an AEL chapter thanks to associate dean Mr. Dennis Gornic, dean of graduate education Dr. Stanley Dunn, and chapter presidents Alex Lamparski and Alexandra M. Coates. RPI is the Alpha Sigma Chapter of AEL. RPI web site

Alpha Nu Spring 2011 Induction

The Alpha Nu Chapter (Edinboro University) shared photos of their Spring 2011 induction ceremony. Our special thanks to graduate school dean Dr. Erinn Lake, faculty advisor Dr. Joel Erion, and chapter president Ms. Lori Maughan for their continued efforts to recognize Edinboro graduate student leaders. Photo Gallery
Alpha Nu web site

Eligible Graduate Institutions

Graduate schools that are accredited by the recognized U.S. accreditation organizations are eligible to host a chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda. These institutions are listed in the online CHEA database.
CHEA Database

Honor Society Stole

Make your graduation ceremony a special event with a commemorative graduation stole. The new AEL stole is available now for only $30. For obtaining one, please submit an online order request through our web site. For more details contact us at Order Online...

What is AEL?

Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) is a non-profit organization with the specific objective of recognizing the academic excellence and leadership acomplishments of the graduate and professional school students. Read More...

Contribution to Graduate Keynote

AEL Mebers and Chapters are welcome to contribute to the AEL Graduate Keynote Newsletters. Please send to the AEL national headquarter address your articles about your chapter activities, photos, ideas or quotes, that you would like to appear on the next edition of the Graduate Keynote. Contact Us
Newsletter Archive

Honor Society Banner

If your chapter does not already have an official AEL banner, you can order one online. The banner brings identity, cohesion and vibrancy to induction ceremony photos. Banner Photo...
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Variety of Lapel Pins

When ordering certificates for your chapter's member induction ceremony, be sure to select the pin design preferred for your chapter members. AEL offers a range of colors and styles to fit the particular personality of your chapter. Pin Options...
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