With these 7 charter members, the Alpha Psi Xi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta international English honor society will be the first discipline specific honor society on our campus and now joins Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Chi in recognizing academic excellence.
Sigma Tau Delta was founded in 1924 to recognize high achievement in English language, literature and writing. With over 900 national and international chapters, it is the second largest organization in the Association of College Honor Societies.
Charter members include:
Sara Craig, graduating with a B.A. in English
Adelia Harrell, graduating with a double major in Communication and English
Julia LeFort, graduating with a B.A. in English
Emma Stout, English major
Rachel Stringer, graduating with a B.A. in Liberal Studies
Ashlynn Wilen, English major
Farley Wood, Liberal Studies major
Officers for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 years:
Emma Stout, President
Farley Wood, Vice-president
Ashlynn Wilen, Secretary / Treasurer
“Receiving a charter from Sigma Tau Delta validates the integrity of our English program and confirms that our students can compete academically with those from much larger colleges and universities,” said Loretta Atherton, program coordinator for the English Department. “The seven young women inducted as charter members exemplify the finest among our student body and what Florida College is all about. They not only excel far beyond Sigma Tau Delta’s minimum academic requirements, they excel in service to their peers and their college. They have set a high bar for future inductees, and I couldn’t be prouder!”
Congratulations to these students on their achievements and to our English Department faculty for promoting academic excellence at Florida College!