HAZLETON, Pa. — Nine students were inducted into Penn State Hazleton’s Phi Sigma chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society at its 20th annual induction ceremony on Thursday, April 13, in the Black Box Theater of the Slusser/Bayzick Building.
The society, which was chartered at Penn State Hazleton in 2003, acknowledges the special achievements of adult learners who excel academically while navigating the competing interests of home and work.
Students seeking full- or part-time degrees who are age 22 or older are invited into the Phi Sigma chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society after completing a minimum of 24 Penn State credits and earning a 3.4 GPA or higher.
Inductees, many of whom were joined by their families and other loved ones, enjoyed dinner and heard remarks from Chancellor Elizabeth J. Wright, Interim Director of Academic Affairs Albert Lozano-Nieto and members of the campus Alpha Sigma Lambda committee, all of whom commended the students on their dedication and hard work.
Students honored during the ceremony were Savannah Cothron, Summit Hill; Elijah Greybosh, Sugarloaf; Shawn Houser, Shenandoah; Jahdon Jerome, Cambria Heights, New York; Aniuska Montano Morejon, Drums; Tiffani Sabolchick, Hazle Township; Jared Sanders, Tobyhanna; Elizabeth Sterowski, Mountain Top; and Amber Waters, Sugarloaf.
The ceremony also included the honorary induction of faculty and staff members whose work with adult learners has been instrumental in the students’ success. This year’s inductees were Megan Schall, assistant professor of biology, and Michael Blass, IT generalist.
Benefits of membership in the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Society include motivation for students to achieve academic and leadership excellence, publication of a semi-annual newsletter, a forum for the exchange of ideas on activities and programs for adult students and scholarship opportunities through Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Education Foundation.