Becker College Adult Students Inducted in National Honor Society

Published on Saturday, October 29th, 2011

On October 28, 2011, Becker College inducted 42 students enrolled in Accelerated and Professional Studies programs into its Theta Nu chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society. The college held an induction ceremony in Daniels Hall on its Leicester, Mass. campus.

The adult students inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda have attained a high level of academic excellence. They come from many walks of life, and they began or returned to college for a variety of reasons, but with a common goal in mind: to attain personal and professional success through education.

Jason Berthiaume is a single father of three daughters who relocated to Massachusetts from southern California. He resumed his college career in 2009 and expects to graduate from Becker, with honors, in May 2012.

Kenneth King has worked as a truck driver and as a military instructor on a submarine. A father of three sons, he is on his way to realizing his dream of becoming an elementary school teacher. King expects to graduate from Becker in May 2012.

Pamela Yaylaian is a pharmacy supervisor and a grandmother, working toward a degree in business management.

Chrystian Zdybowicz came to the United States from England and works in the biotech industry. After completing a bachelor’s degree in business management at Becker, Zdybowic plans to go on to earn a master’s in business administration.

Membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda requires that each inductee be matriculated and have a minimum of 24 graded semester hours, or the equivalent, in an undergraduate program. Members are selected only from the highest 20 percent of the class and must have a minimum grade-point index of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

Thirty Becker College adult students were inducted in Alpha Sigma Lambda in 2010.

Alpha Sigma Lambda is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of scholarship and recognition of nontraditional students pursuing higher education.  The honor society and its member institutions recognize the special achievement of adult students who accomplish academic excellence while maintaining commitments to family and career.