"My English degree is the foundation of my career. If you can write, you can do anything."
~ Jimmy Daly
"My professors taught me how to think creatively, read analytically and write persuasively. "
~ Michael A. Iannucci
"My studies provided a solid background in literature and honed my critical skills for my own writing."
~ Catherine Carter
"I made lifelong friends and I got my butt kicked intellectually. I’m eternally grateful for both."
~ Alexander Long
"The friendship and support of my mentors helped me to grow tremendously as a writer."
~ Erinn Batykefer
"I became an Assistant Editor in less than two years with my English degree."
~ Rachel A. Gearhart
"I use my English degree to advocate for my clients. The program helped me become a better writer & thinker."
~ Mary Akhimien
"I honed my writing & research on diverse issues of the human condition, focusing on ethics and civic justice."
~ Brian Byrd
"An education in the humanities helps to render the world into a language that is profound, mysterious & complex."
~ Rachel Eliza Griffiths
"My internships & editorial work at UD prepared me for a challenging but ever-rewarding career as a reporter."
~ Wallace McKelvey
"My job demands perfection when it comes to grammar, accuracy and objectivity, and it needs to happen fast."
~ Matt O'Donnell
"I found my passion for counseling students and helping them stay on track to attend college."
~ Sara Linton
"I got a great job teaching 9th grade English and film studies and will soon pursue my master's degree."
~ Kelly Emery
"Taking a variety of English courses allowed me to master and teach the modes of discourse to my own students."
~ Danielle Allen
"I secured my job prior to graduation at a UD teacher job fair. "
~ Melissa Paparozzi
Members receive a one-year subscription to Sigma Tau Delta publications with their initial fee: the fall and spring Newsletter and the two literary publications, The Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review.
Members can submit papers for presentation at the International
Convention that is held every spring. Members can submit papers for
publication in The Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review.
can compete for several $1,000–$3,000 scholarships and awards. Members
are eligible to apply for a merit-based $1000 scholarship to attend The Fund for American Studies (TFAS)
Summer Institute or Capital Semester. This scholarship is available to
one Sigma Tau Delta member though a partnership with the Association of College Honor Societies and TFAS. For more information, visit www.achsnatl.org/tfas_index.asp. Members are eligible for scholarships to help cover housing expenses in the internship program at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) through a partnership with Association of College Honor Societies.
TWC is pleased to provide three $1,000 scholarships a year to Sigma Tau
Delta members (both undergraduates and recent college graduates). For
more information, please visit www.achsnatl.org/twc_index.asp.
Members can apply for internships through the Washington Internship Institute (WII), the premier internship program in Washington, DC. WII and the Association of College Honor Societies
offer $500 scholarships to all Sigma Tau Delta members who participate
in WII's program. Internships are available in ALL majors. Scholarships
may be applied to either tuition or housing. For more information, visit
www.achsnatl.org/wii_index.asp . Members can also apply for internship opportunities with a major publishing company.
Who is Eligible for Membership?
Full membership is contingent upon the following criteria:
Associate membership is open to those who meet these criteria:
There is a one-time application fee of $50 for full members. We accept applications for membership all year. New members are formally inducted at our annual induction ceremony each spring. Full members will receive certificate and pin.
How To ApplyContact Professor April Kendra for an application.
Co-Presidents: Danielle Fahey and Maddy Lewis
Secretary: R.J. Prifitera
Treasurer: Joanna Scatasti
Faculty Advisor: April Kendra
Administrative Advisor: Susan Donley
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