York Students Join Alpha Sigma Lambda, Adult Honor Society
Thirty-one outstanding adult students from the area were inducted into the Penn State York Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda during ceremonies on Thursday, May 3 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. Students inducted into the organization must have a grade-point average of 3.2 or higher.
Penn State York began a chapter 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: Scott S. Barshinger, Wellsville, Pa.; Thomas L. Breiner Jr., York, Pa.; Gordon L. Coggins Jr., Hanover, Pa.; BJ (Betty) Dabler, Hershey, Pa.; AJ (Amanda) Dewees, Red Lion, Pa.; Rhoi J. Fajardo, Dover, Pa.; Eric R. Gallant, Dover, Pa.; Susan B. Gohn, York, Pa.; Zachary P. Golden, Red Lion, Pa.; Patrick S. Hagmann, York, Pa.; Jody L. Herring, Manchester, Pa.; Julie A. Hillard, Lancaster, Pa.; David G. Johnson Sr., York, Pa.; Cynthia S. Jones, Baltimore, Md.; Jonathan D. Knepper, York, Pa.; Jennifer L. Marcombe, York, Pa.; Krista L. Miller, York, Pa.; Catherine Musso, York, Pa.; Regina M. Orndorff, Hanover, Pa.; Jessica A. Peak, Columbia, Pa.; Elizabeth L. Pierce, Dallastown, Pa.; Alice M. Ritter, Ephrata, Pa.; Juan R. Rodriguez, New Oxford, Pa.; Robert S. Schultz, New Freedom, Pa.; James M. Shaffer, Wrightsville, Pa.; Kimberly C. Shank, Dillsburg, Pa.; Pranav S. Shirodkar, York, Pa., (originally from Mumbai, India); Esther Staiger, York, Pa.; Tammie S. Stem, Hanover, Pa.; William T. Tippet IV, Red Lion, Pa.; and Tara D. Veytsman, York, Pa.