Twenty-five non-traditional students at SUNY Cortland have been elected to membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda, an international honor society honoring the academic achievement of undergraduate students over the age of 24.
This is the 13th year the SUNY Cortland chapter, Lambda Omicron, has elected members. The induction ceremony was held April 11 in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. Alpha Sigma Lambda national standards indicate that students elected to membership are in the top 20 percent of all students age 24 or older at SUNY Cortland, and must have completed 24 credits of work at SUNY Cortland with a GPA of 3.2 or better. For the inductees to be in the top 20 percent of students at SUNY Cortland this year, they needed to have a grade point average of 3.59 or higher. The GPA range for this group of students inducted was 3.59 to 4.19.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Mark Prus offered welcoming remarks to the new members. Orvil White, assistant professor of childhood/early childhood education, was the faculty guest speaker and was inducted as an honorary member. Sherry Howell, an inclusive special education major and vice president of the Non-Traditional Students’ Organization, explained the ideals of the honor society.
Students who have been elected to membership are:
Sonny Aedo, Victoria Barrett, Jonothan Bogdan, Elton Closs, Christopher Coles, Lorraine Cornell, Mary DeLorenzo, Rebecca Elliott, Lauren Giannetti, Annika GodinGreen, Valorie Gunther, Rebecca Halladay, Liselotte Hammond, Ramsey Hassen, Matthew Hayes, Anthony Johnston, Christopher Kinney, Matthew McNamee, Olivia Norton, Kathryn Palm, Amanda Pendock, Sheila Shea, Nicole Tabolt, Kathryn Townsend, Tyler Virgoe.
“Our adult student population brings great life experiences to our campus,” said Cheryl Hines, coordinator for Non-Traditional Student Support and the National Councilor for the Alpha Sigma Lambda Omicron Chapter. “They earn high GPAs while balancing family responsibilities, jobs and long commutes to campus. For some adult students, the adjustment attending a typically traditional-aged college can be overwhelming and intimidating. I am proud of them and happy that our campus has a chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda so we are able to honor these amazing students.”