LYNDON CENTER -- Lyndon State College honored the academic achievements of nine "nontraditional" students at their annual Adult Learner Recognition Ceremony held the evening of April 2.
Five students received Adult Learner Awards (ALA). Recipients must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average, be at least 23 years old, and currently enrolled at LSC. The recipients of the 2015 ALA are: Lindsay Carpenter, graduate student in Education from Lyndonville; Charles Delany, senior in Sustainability Studies from Tolland, Conn; Miranda Fox, graduate student in Education and Education Technology from Lyndonville; Tara Nichols, sophomore in Early Education from Lyndonville; Brian Pickard, junior in Accounting from St. Johnsbury; and Jefferson Scinto, senior in the Mountain Recreation Department from Lyndonville.
Four students were inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) National Honor Society. Members must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average, be at least 23 years old, currently enrolled, and must have taken at least 24 credits at LSC, 12 of which fulfill the college's general education requirement. The 2015 inductees to Lyndon's chapter of ASL are: Greg Caplan, sophomore in Mathematics from Lyndonville; Charles Delany, senior in Sustainability Studies from Tolland, Conn.; Alycia Moore, sophomore in Visual Communications from Danville; and Michael Moore, senior in Accounting from East Haven. Greg Caplan and Alycia Moore received ALA honors in 2014. Nedah Warstler, a 2014 ASL honoree, lead the induction oath.
Lyndon State College assistant professor of Business Bill Morison was the guest speaker for the evening's celebration. Referring to the journeys adult learners take to get their degree, he encouraged them to "embrace their crooked paths." A self-described nontraditional learner, Morison praised the adults students for their persistence and ability to juggle multiple obligations. Director of Career Services Danielle Berrien was the emcee for the event.