YORK, Pa. — Twenty outstanding adult students from the area were inducted into the Penn State York Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) during ceremonies on Monday, May 1, at a 5:30 p.m. ceremony 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.
Check out the photos from the Alpha Sigma Lambda ceremony here.
Student members must have completed a minimum of 24 graded semester hour credits or the equivalent, and must 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).
At least 12 credits of a 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 this institution until the liberal arts/sciences requirements are fully satisfied.
Student members are selected from the highest 20 percent of the students who have 24 graded credits and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program. Student members selected must meet minimum GPA requirements from their institution. The cumulative scholastic record of the student, as interpreted by the institution where membership is to be conferred, shall be the basis for computing scholastic eligibility.
Penn State York began a chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda in 1991 to recognize the accomplishments of its growing adult student population. 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: Elizabeth Day, York; Nicholas R. Gerace, York; Michael J. Glasgow, York; Stephanie N. Goddard, Hellam; Jason H. Graves, Marietta; Chris W. Hadfield, Hanover; Dea Chrysant Herman, Emigsville; Shane P. Hess, Wrightsville; Adam Christopher Huffman-Kirk, Seven Valleys; Megan Kahler, York; Allison Kreiser, Columbia; Michael Lynch, York; Nina A. Merson, York; Roberto Morales, York; Jeffrey S. Parthree, York; Eric G. Pfeiffer, Red Lion; Megan M. Sheely, York; Dylan P. Steinfelt, York; Patrick Stanton Walters, Shrewsbury; and Molly Cassandra, York.
Alpha Sigma Lambda is an honor society which partners with colleges and universities to celebrate the scholarship and leadership of adult students in higher education. ASL is devoted to the advancement of scholarship and recognition of nontraditional students continuing their education. Its aim is to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. By so doing, ASL encourages many students to continue toward and to earn associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Through leadership born of effort, both scholastically and fraternally, ASL inspires its candidates to give of their strengths to their fellow students and communities through their academic achievements.