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The Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement (LLCE) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh held an induction ceremony for the Omega Kappa chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda April 23.

The honor society recognizes adult students who juggle responsibilities at home and work while maintaining outstanding academic records. Omega Kappa inducted 43 new members this spring.

An invitation to join was extended to the top 20 percent of all adult nontraditional students who are enrolled in at least six credits, are undergraduate students seeking their first degree, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average, have taken at least 12 liberal studies classes and have taken at least 24 credits at UW Oshkosh.

The chapter, which formed at UW Oshkosh in 2009, is one of four in Wisconsin.

“I led the initiative for the honor society because I was looking for a way to recognize adult nontraditional students who attend school either full- or part-time and balance work and families while doing outstanding in their academics,” said Jennifer Stelter, associate student services coordinator for UW Oshkosh’s Center for New Learning and president of the Omega Kappa chapter.

Perry Rettig, associate vice chancellor for faculty and academic staff affairs and the interim associate vice chancellor for LLCE, serves as the national councilor of the Omega Kappa chapter.

“I have always appreciated the experience and intellectual drive of nontraditional students,” Rettig said. “Quite often, they set the academic standard for their peers, and they should be recognized for their achievements and what they bring to the institution.”

LLCE is a division of UW Oshkosh that focuses on continuing education, adult nontraditional degree programs and community outreach.

See a photo gallery of the Alpha Sigma Lambda induction ceremony.