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Initial members of new Sigma Lambda Chi honor society installed

Initial members of new Sigma Lambda Chi honor society installed

More than a dozen students were recently installed in a new chapter of the Sigma Lambda Chi (SLC) honor society that was chartered April 4 at Alfred State.

Civil Engineering Technology Associate Professor Timothy Piotrowski will act as the adviser to the 14 newly installed student members, all of whom are construction management engineering technology majors, which include Steven Andrzejewski, of Arcade; Ryan Caslin, of Corning; Derrick Clark, of Alfred; Fred Dumond, of Liberty; Tyler Elliott, of Perry; Ryan Etue, of East Nassau; Dakota Fraser, of Lima; Henry Gifford, of Berne; Michael Goddard, of Honeoye; Austin Leri, of Endicott; Kassandra Militello, of Akron; Andrew Pionteck, of Endicott; Carina Scalise, of Baldwinsville; and Brian Williamson, of Canastota.

Also inducted were faculty members Associate Professor and Department Chair Erin Vitale, Associate Professor Jeff Marshall, and Assistant Professor Tabitha Sprau-Coulter. Retired Professor Ron Nichols was inducted as an honorary member.

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 installed 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 certainly 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.

According to SLC International President Christine Piper, there are approximately 75 chapters and more than 19,000 current members in the United States, Australia, and Ireland.

members of the newly installed Alfred State chapter of the Sigma Lambda Chi honor society

Pictured are the members of the newly installed Alfred State chapter of the Sigma Lambda Chi honor society. All students are construction management engineering technology students. In the front row, from left to right, are Steven Andrzejewski, of Arcade; Associate Professor and Civil Engineering Technology Department Chair Erin Vitale; Associate Professor Jeff Marshall; Retired Professor Ron Nichols; and Associate Professor Timothy Piotrowski. In the second row, from left, are Kassandra Militello, of Akron; Brian Williamson, of Canastota; Carina Scalise, of Baldwinsville; Henry Gifford, of Berne; Dakota Fraser, of Lima; Fred Dumond, of Liberty; Andrew Pionteck, of Endicott; Ryan Caslin, of Corning; Austin Leri, of Endicott; Derrick Clark, of Alfred; and Michael Goddard, of Honeoye. Not pictured are Tyler Elliott, of Perry; Ryan Etue, of East Nassau; and Assistant Professor Tabitha Sprau-Coulter.