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Recognizing Transfer Excellence 

Transfer students who were recently inducted into Tau Sigma.

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 20, 2018) – More than 200 University at Albany transfer students were recently inducted into Tau Sigma, the national honor society for transfer students.

Open to transfer students who earn at least a 3.5 after their first full semester at UAlbany, the group has more than 400 active members on campus and more than 1,000 alums.

“It is important to us to recognize the academic achievements of our transfer students,” said Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education Jeanette Altarriba. “They are an integral part of the University at Albany community and we want them to have the best educational experience possible.”

President Havidán Rodríguez gave the keynote address. Chapter Advisor and Transfer Student Coordinator Darlene Poirier welcomed the students and led the induction. Provost James Stellar and Altarriba gave remarks.

The mission of Tau Sigma is to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.

“Each year, transfer leaders are selected from Tau Sigma to help welcome and assist transfer students in their adjustment to UAlbany, so Tau Sigma does a lot to give back to the incoming transfer population as well,” Poirier said.

Transfer students make up roughly half of UAlbany’s student population.

See the full list of inductees. 

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