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York students join Alpha Sigma Lambda, adult honor society

4/30/2014 —

Eleven outstanding adult students from the area were inducted into the Penn State York Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda during ceremonies on Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society that recognizes the unique achievements demonstrated by adult students in higher education programs.

Student members must have completed a minimum of 24 graded semester hour credits or the equivalent and shall be matriculated students in an undergraduate degree program in an institution that is regionally accredited in the U.S or recognized by the Ministry of Education of the country in which the program operates. These college credits may not include transfer credits. All 24 credits must be taken through and graded at the matriculating institution and must be included in the student’s cumulative grade-point average (GPA). Additionally, at least 12 credits of student's total credits should be earned in courses in liberal arts/sciences, not including applied arts/sciences courses. Accepted transfer courses may be added to the 24 credits earned at the institution until the liberal arts/sciences requirements are fully satisfied.

Student members shall be selected from the highest 20 percent of the students who have 24 graded credits and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

Penn State York began a chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda in 1991 to recognize the accomplishments of its growing adult student population. The adult student population at the campus is about 30 percent. Penn State considers an adult learner someone who is 24-years-old or older; a veteran of the armed services; returning to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking, or other activity; or a person who assumes multiple adult roles as a parent, spouse/partner, employee, and student.

Those students inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda are: Alen Adilov, Almaty, Kazakhstan; Raymond Ames, Dallastown, Pa.; Jennifer A. Beaverson, York, Pa.; Alex A. Brands, York, Pa.; John Brubaker, Manheim, Pa.; Michelle E. Cooper, York, Pa.; Walter E. Cunningham, Quarryville, Pa.; Frank J. Diamond, Delta, Pa.; Rebekah A. Gross, Manchester, Pa.; Aileen M. Skennonto, York, Pa.; and Heather M. Taylor, Red Lion, Pa.

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