Adult learners inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Society

Seven inductees lined up in a row in front of a light blue backdrop

Inductees honored during the ceremony were (from left) Young Nam, Sean Demczyszyn, Matthew Greenfield, Bruce Herman, Riley Savonne, Amie Yenser and Michele Foust. 

Credit: Penn State

HAZLETON, Pa. — Five adult learners were inducted into Penn State Hazleton’s Phi Sigma chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society at its 21st annual induction ceremony on Monday, April 8, in the Black Box Theater of the Slusser/Bayzick Building. 

Students honored during the ceremony were Sean Demczyszyn, Northampton; Matthew Greenfield, Stroudsburg; Bruce Herman, Weatherly; Young Nam, Effort; and Riley Savonne, McAdoo. 

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 Michele Foust, administrative coordinator to the chancellor and chief academic officer, and Amie Yenser, assistant chief academic officer and associate teaching professor of biology. 

Inductees, many of whom were joined by their families and other loved ones, enjoyed dinner and heard remarks from Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Elizabeth J. Wright and members of the campus Alpha Sigma Lambda committee, all of whom commended the students on their dedication and hard work. 

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.  

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.