First Inducted Members of Sigma Tau Delta at RUC Recognized

On Tuesday March 31st, various members from the English department faculty and staff hosted an event with the help of the Writing and Literature Club to celebrate the induction of the first members of the Sigma Tau Delta International Honors Society Alpha Pi Phi chapter.

While the chapter has been active since 2009, for reasons that are outside of the English department’s jurisdiction, this is the first time that students are inducted into it.

The ceremony took place in West B Conference room and featured a selection of food for guests. Inductees received a certificate of membership as well as a commemorative pin, and copies of Sigma Tau Delta publications.

From left to right: Rebecca Grubb, Margie Brining, Ilse Garcia Romero, Lauren Raynore, Brynn Kairis, and Jim McGauley.

From left to right: Rebecca Grubb, Margie Brining, Ilse Garcia Romero, Lauren Raynore, Brynn Kairis, and Jim McGauley.

Sigma Tau Delta was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University in South Dakota. It is one of the largest members of the Association of College Honor Societies, honoring excelling English students and promoting literacy since its creation.

To be considered for membership in the Alpha Pi Phi chapter, Rutgers Camden English students can contact Linguistics professor Richard Epstein at repstein@camden.rutgers.edu. Eligibility requirements include a minimum 3.5 GPA and at least 4 English courses at the 200 level or higher.

For more information on Sigma Tau Delta, you may visit www.english.org/sigmatd/.

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