New students inducted into Sigma Tau Delta at ECSU
Kesha Williams May 07, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE----- Four students at Elizabeth City State University were
inducted into Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, the Iota Nu Chapter,
on May 1. The four inductees are Domenique Ballard, a senior from Elizabeth City,
N.C., majoring in communication studies; D'Andra Drewitt, a junior from Elizabeth
City, N.C., majoring in communication studies; Jeremy Purkett, a senior from Elizabeth
City, N.C., majoring in communication studies; Shannon Sutton, a senior, from Kill
Devil Hills, N.C., majoring in English.
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. A member of the Association
of College Honor Societies, it was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University.
The Society strives to:
Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate,
graduate, and professional studies; provide, through its local chapters, cultural
stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English
language in surrounding communities; foster all aspects of the discipline of English,
including literature, language, and writing; promote exemplary character and good
fellowship among its members; exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and Serve
society by fostering literacy.
With over 850 active chapters located in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States,
there are more than 1,000 faculty sponsors, and approximately 9,500 members inducted
annually. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers
who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
The faculty advisor for the Iota Nu Chapter is Dr. Jeanette W. Morris in the Department
of Language, Literature, & Communication.
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