Alfred State recently installed five students in the Zeta V Chapter of the Sigma Lambda Chi honor society.
Civil Engineering Technology Associate Professor Timothy Piotrowski is the adviser to the newly installed student members, all of whom are construction management majors. These students, who are part of the second class of inductees into the college’s chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi, include Aaron Buck (Rochester), Ashley Battley (Seneca Falls), Eric Lyden (Camp Hill, PA), Joe Johnson (North Chili), and Lindsey Thiel (Liverpool). One additional student, Robert Mahany (Orchard Park), will be inducted in a special ceremony upon his return from his semester study abroad in Sorrento, Italy.
Other faculty members who participated were Associate Professor and Department Chair Erin Vitale, Associate Professor Jeff Marshall, Assistant Professor Tabitha Sprau-Coulter, and retired Professor Ron Nichols.
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 Sigma Lambda Chi International President Christine Piper, there are approximately 75 chapters and more than 19,000 current members in the United States, Australia, and Ireland.