Chestnut Hill College Inducts Students into the Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society

Release Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA –– Chestnut Hill College inducted 7 new members into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society at a ceremony on campus on March 18, 2009.

Membership in Sigma Tau Delta is intended to recognize students in English and Literature programs that achieve distinction in their undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. There are over 600 active chapters of Sigma Tau Delta and they induct approximately 7,000 members annually. Students are invited to become members of Sigma Tau Delta if they achieve a 3.0 G.P.A. in their major or minor, are in the top 35 percent of their class, and have completed at least three semesters of coursework, including two English courses. Students in Sigma Tau Delta are eligible to compete for scholarships and writing awards, and to present professional work at regional and international conferences and conventions.

At Chestnut Hill College, the honor society holds activities such as trips to see acclaimed authors such as Norman Mailer, poetry readings, and a “books into movies” film series. The group also holds a unique “Sonnets and Kisses” Valentines Day fundraiser on campus- where Sigma Tau Delta members will deliver a sonnet and some chocolate kisses to the valentine of your choice.

New Members:
Julianne Cassidy
Jessica A. Fisher
Alexandra Foerster
Nicole Hartley
Max Kaplan
Lindsey Rothman
Kathryn Sprandio