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The Omega Kappa chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, wrapping up the week-long celebration of national Nontraditional Student Week at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Five nontraditional students were inducted into the Omega Kappa chapter:

  • Ruth Boggess, collaborative nursing
  • Heidi Martin Bachelor of Applied Studies Leadership and Organizational Studies
  • Rebecca Monroe, Human Services Leadership
  • Don Neuert, Bachelor of Liberal Studies Organizational Administration
  • Rachel O’Brien, Bachelor of Liberal Studies Organizational Administration

 

The Omega Kappa chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society, started in 2009 by the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement, is the first adult nontraditional student honor society at UW Oshkosh, and one of only four chapters in Wisconsin.

Alpha Sigma Lambda is an honor society that partners with more than 300 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. to celebrate the scholarship and leadership of adult students in higher education.

Karen Heikel, assistant vice chancellor for the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement, serves as the national councilor of the Alpha Sigma Lambda–Omega Kappa Chapter.

“The Omega Kappa honor society gives the University an opportunity to honor our high-achieving adult learners at UW Oshkosh,” Heikel said. “Nontraditional students set the academic standard for their peers, and we recognize their achievements and the life experiences they bring to UW Oshkosh by inviting them to the Omega Kappa chapter.”

To be a member of the society, students must be undergraduate students seeking their first degree, enrolled in at least six credits, have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA, have taken at least 12 liberal studies credits and have taken at least 24 credits at UW Oshkosh.

Kayde Kempen, submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.

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