Sigma Tau Delta
What is Sigma Tau Delta?
A member of the National Association of College Honor Societies, Sigma Tau Delta was founded in 1924 and currently has over 700 chapters worldwide. Members of Sigma Tau Delta participate in literary events and service projects of their own design. Members are eligible to apply for a scholarship offered by the national organization, and may attend international meetings of Sigma Tau Delta. Students involved with Sigma Tau Delta can also put their membership on their resumé when applying for work, grants and fellowships.
order to be invited to join the Alpha Xi Chapter and to wear Sigma Tau Delta’s
scarlet and black satin honors cords at graduation, a student must have a 3.5
cumulative average in English undergraduate or graduate courses and must be an
English graduate student or an English or English/Education major or an English
minor. Those who join the Alpha Xi
Chapter make their mark on WVU and its Department of English and become
life-long members of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. Every
Fall, those who are eligible are invited to become members. For more
information, contact Anna Elfenbein, Faculty Sponsor of the Alpha Xi chapter (email@example.com).
Tau Delta Celebrates Its Fortieth Anniversary
2016-2017, the Department of English’s Alpha Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta celebrated
its fortieth anniversary. At its October
initiation, Presidents Elana Zambori, Krislin Nuzum, and Meredith Ramella
inducted thirty-three new members who pledged to advance the study of
literature, to promote the mastery of written expression, and to foster a
spirit of fellowship among students of English language and literature.
During 2016-2017, the Alpha Xi Chapter celebrated Banned Book Week in
the Fall and the Colors of Love, African-American Read-In, in the Spring and
nominated and selected the English Department’s Outstanding Professor. The winner of the members’ vote, Professor
Katy Ryan, was announced at the department’s Honors Luncheon in April and had her
name engraved on the plaque that hangs on the wall of the central stairway of
||Ann Marie Kennell
||Sarah Christine Sidwell
|Brooke Elizabeth Cottrill
||Kyle C. Sponaugle
||Joshua T. Stuart
||Pamela N. Nestor
||Victoria R. Terrio
|Karlee M. Good
||Christopher Michael Urban
||Hallie Van Camp
|Abigail Madden Harman
||Cody Wells Walker
||Avery Scott Williamson
Elana Zambori, Initiation President
McKenzie Robinson, new member 2016-17, receiving Sigma Tau Delta pin from Sigma Tau Delta Faculty Fellow Professor Dale P. Olson of WVU College of Law
Kyle C. Sponaugle, new member 2016-17, receiving Sigma Tau Delta pin from Sigma Tau Delta Faculty Fellow Professor Dale P. Olson of WVU College of Law
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