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By Craig Braack

Five Alfred state Students inducted into Sigma Lambda Chi Construction management honor society

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ALFRED, NY, April 5, 2022 – Five Alfred State College (ASC) construction management students were inducted into the Sigma Lambda Chi honor society recently. In a ceremony held on campus, the newest members were presented with achievement certificates, ceremonial pins, and other memorabilia associate with Alfred’s Zeta V Chapter.

The 2022 class of five included, Eva McCauley (Saratoga Springs, NY) and Sean Kempf (Saratoga Springs, NY), Jordan Roblee (Chafee, NY), Kathryn Watkins (Addison, NY), and Michelle Gambino (Arcade, NY). All five inductees are current students in the construction management bachelor degree program and met the academic, extracurricular, and work experience criteria established by the International Honor Society.

Civil Engineering Technology professor Timothy Piotrowski serves as the adviser to the campus chapter. In addition to Piotrowski, several other faculty members and students participated in the installation ceremony, including professor and department chair Erin Vitale, associate professor Dr. Reza Yadollahi, and assistant professor Dr. Daniel Perrucci, retired professor Ronald Nichols, and Zeta V student member Stone Lisek.

In addition to honoring the five student members, Dr. Perrucci was inducted as an honorary member of the honor society.

Sigma Lambda Chi is an international honor society within the construction industry. Chapters may be established at a school, college, or university that has a major discipline of education in construction. To be inducted by a chapter, a student must be at least a junior and have a GPA in the upper 20 percent of qualified students in the program. They must also have participated in one or more extracurricular activities; demonstrated excellent leadership, character, and personality traits; and worked in some phase of construction for at least one summer or winter break.

Membership in this society is an important milestone in a student’s college career and indicates a significant accomplishment for the inductee, as well as to potential employers. Members are permitted to wear the memorabilia associated with the society at graduation for further recognition.

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