ADULT LEARNERS HONORED. Lyndon State College’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) inducted 18 new members on April 12th during the Annual Adult Learner Recognition Night. The national honor society is open only to high-achieving adult learners. To be considered for induction in ASL, a student must be in the top 10 percent of their class, a minimum of 23 years old, have at least sophomore standing and a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2. The honor society membership is a lifetime membership.
The new inductees are Kevin Bacon, David Daly, Jonathan Dame, Emily Davis, Benjamin Duplissis, Shawna Gagnon, Chad Gillander, Jeremiah Hamel, Wesley Hatch, Tristan McKnight, Caleb Norton, Ami Norton, Ian Robbins, Mathew Robinson, Rebecca Rodger, Isaac Tanney, Na Zhan and Jianchuan Zheng.
Adult Learner Achievement Awards were handed out to 12 adult learners on the same evening. These students, nominated by faculty and staff members, must be at least a sophomore, 23 years old, and have a GPA of 3.2. Candidates are also judged on participation in college activities and/or scholastic achievement. A student can receive an adult learner achievement award only once in his or her college career.
The awards went to: Naomi Drown, Diego Melendez, Ami Norton, Cheryl Perry-Boucher, Claudine Pierz, Allison Poulin, Michael Rebeor, Mathew Robinson, Christine Seymour, Sean White, Na Zhan, and Jianchuan Zheng.
Several students have received both awards. Dame, McKnight, and Rodger earned the adult learner achievement award in previous years; Drown, Poulin, and Seymour were inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda in previous years.