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Alpha Sigma Lambda nontraditional honor society inducts new members

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A national honor society that recognizes adult students who achieve and maintain high scholastic standards has 46 new members from Kansas State University.

The university's chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda inducted its new 2016 members at the Kansas State University Global Campus Honors and Awards Reception on May 4. Founded in 1945, Alpha Sigma Lambda is the oldest and largest chapter-based honor society for full- and part-time undergraduate adult students.

"Nontraditional students often balance career, family and community with their education," said Rebecca Dale, academic advisor and student services coordinator at Kansas State University Global Campus. "This year's inductees have demonstrated a commitment to learning that inspires others toward the highest academic achievements."

To be eligible to join Omega Xi, which is Kansas State University's chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, nontraditional students must be currently enrolled with a minimum of 24 credit hours completed toward an undergraduate degree program at the university and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

The following are new Kansas State University inductees of Alpha Sigma Lambda:

Harold Vilander, senior in computer engineering, Emporia; Peter Schlierman, senior in elementary education, Enterprise; Karissa Hammock, senior in secondary education-mathematics, Fort Riley; and Raymond Boller, senior in social science, and Christina Ortizshaemaker, senior in family studies and human services, both from Junction City.

From Manhattan: Shannell Carroll, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in social science; Gene Coker, junior in microbiology; Michael Dalrymple, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in geography; Jacquelyn Forester, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in journalism and mass communications; Natasha Freeman, senior in family studies and human services; Christina Hansen, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in kinesiology; Michael Ingram, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in management; Amanda Krieg, senior in applied music; Haley Lively, senior in English; Laura McComb, senior in family studies and human services; Jamie Melendez, sophomore in elementary education; Colleen O'Connell, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in family studies and human services; and Victorene Smith, senior in open option.

Emily Carter, senior in English, and Ritchie Inns, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in history, both from Ogden; Christopher Bickerstaff, senior in general business, and Theresa Zaruba, junior in family studies and human services, both from Overland Park; Terrie Salley, senior in social science,Topeka; Ann-Marie Kennedy, senior in social work, and Sara Wildin, senior in dietetics, both from Wamego; and Danielle McAdam, senior in dietetics,Wichita.

From out-of-state:

Breanna Schukar, senior in nutrition and health, Avondale, Arizona; Gene Clayton, senior in general business, Fortson, Georgia; Derrick Leggett, senior in general business, Kansas City, Missouri; Kayla Meskimen, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in kinesiology, Lincoln, Nebraska; Emily Gracia, senior in family studies and human services, Lindenwold, New Jersey; Shalon Caldwell, senior in nutrition and health, New Milford, New Jersey; Tami McKay, senior in dietetics, Apex, North Carolina; Tara Geil, senior in dietetics, Lakeview, Oregon; and Samantha Dickerson, sophomore in family studies and human services, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

From Texas: Michele Veloz, senior in dietetics, Amarillo; Aaron Wieruscheske, sophomore in general business, Cedar Park; Satyra Jenkins, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in food science and industry, College Station; Don Perfect, senior in social science, Colleyville; Lance Smith, senior in sociology, Mansfield; and Jessica Edwards, senior in family studies and human services, Nolanville.

Veronica Hudon, senior in technology management, Lacy, Washington.

Sandra Stewart, senior in general business, Armed Forces Europe. 

From Canada: Tzippora Perl, senior in dietetics, Toronto, Ontario.

Source: Rebecca Dale, 785-532-2524, rebeccad@k-state.edu
Written by: Rosanna Vail, 785-532-2720rvail@k-state.edu
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