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Transfer students inducted into honor society


Forty-five SUNY Cortland transfer students were inducted into Tau Sigma National Honor Society on Monday, April 1. Tau Sigma, including its SUNY Cortland Pi chapter, is an academic honor society designed specifically to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.

Recognizing academic achievements, students must transfer to an institution of higher learning from another academic institution with at least one full year’s academic credits satisfied at the prior institution(s) and must earn at least a grade point average of 3.5 or better after earning at least 12 credits at Cortland.

More than 90 students, families, faculty and staff attended the ceremony in the Corey Union Function Room, hosted by the Advisement and Transition Office. President Erik J. Bitterbaum provided a welcome and Ryan Vooris, chair of the sport management department and transfer student himself, presented the keynote address. Students learned more about the roots of Tau Sigma, recited the Tau Sigma pledge and were formally inducted after receiving their certificate and Tau Sigma pin.  Inductees had an opportunity to recognize a faculty or staff member who has influenced them at SUNY Cortland.

This year was the 20th year for the Pi chapter at SUNY Cortland, which has inducted over 1,000 students since 2004.

Students who have been elected to membership are:

Sophie Alemany

David Alexander

Rachel Bouwens

Sierra Brown

Sara Case-Kneeland

Aimee Craddock

Caroline Dineen

Kaitlin Dodge

Samuel Doyle

Adam Evans

Timothy Feeney

Colby Fendick

Chase Fusaro

Emma Gillis

Nicholas Gokey

Denneille Graham

Jacey Hatfield

Ryan Hayes

Mariah Hogg

Jacob Ianno

Rachel Katz

Sarah Kiefer

Nadiia Kostiuk

Paige Lane

Anjuli Latchmansingh

Sasha Machmuller

Isabella Macniven

Samantha Malbouf

Alexandra Martinez

Elizabeth Martuscello

Brianna McBride

Megan McConologue

Matthew Michaud

Kaylee Niznik

Alexandre Rodrigues

Allie Schwerthoffer

Victoria Sorace

Gianna Trunfio

Jared Trupp

Skyler Turpin

Matthew Villanueva

Ryan Walsh

Sophia Waters

Mackenzie Weaver

Sydney Yates