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Sigma Tau Delta Induction

1 Commentby   |  10.21.12  |  Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta: Tau Epsilon has four new members this fall!

We have never had a fall induction before, but having a fall induction allows folks graduating in December to still become part of Sigma Tau Delta. Two of our new members are graduating in December.

These are pictures from the induction:

Ashley Alexander, 2012-13 Vice President, and Elisa Wyrick, one of our newest members. This photograph was taken in the rotunda during refreshments after the induction.


A photograph of Ashley Dillin, new member, being introduced to the society and given her journals and brass bookmark. Ashley will be graduating in December.

Natalie Navejas accompanied her grandmother and the speaker for the induction, Dr. Nancy Shankle.

Thank you, Dr. Shankle, for your pertinent and intriguing speech.


Sigma Tau Delta’s 2012-13 president, Chris Fields, introduced Elisa Wyrick during the induction ceremony. This is in the rotunda while everyone was enjoying cupcakes and punch.

Elisa Wyrick, Dr. Joe Stephenson, and Dr. Nancy Shankle, in the rotunda after the induction ceremony.

Dr. Stephenson came to the induction solely to support our amazing majors like Elisa Wyrick. Thank you, Dr. Stephenson.

Ashley Dillin and Philip Miranda in the rotunda for refreshments, chatting with Chris Fields (not in photograph).

Induction Experience

At the induction, Dr. Suanna H. Davis, one of the co-sponsors for Sigma Tau Delta, introduced the society and the day’s proceedings.

Dr. Nancy Shankle then presented an excellent talk on the importance of education in the world, particularly noting the importance of English degrees and Christians serving through our majors and careers.

Following that, the president and vice president of Sigma Tau Delta read the biographies of the new members who attended the induction and welcomed them to the society. Each new member received a copy of Sigma Tau Delta’s Critical Writing journal, Sigma Tau Delta’s Creative Writing journal, and a brass bookmark.

When the official induction was completed, we adjourned to the rotunda and had miniature cupcakes and punch.

To learn more about Sigma Tau Delta: Tau Epsilon, go to our ACU blog–which is open to the public.

Heading North to Write More

0 Commentsby   |  06.09.12  |  Student Spotlight

Claire Hardin has spent her time at ACU achieving the educational goals she set for herself. She maintained a high average and maintained her full-tuition presidential scholarship award. In addition, she was recognized as a University Scholar and made the Dean’s Honor Roll, all while a member of the Honors College.

Claire worked throughout her college years as a public service student worker in the Brown Library. While there, she assisted in research, supervised the training of new employees, and aided the librarians in cataloging new materials.

Even though she was busy with school and the library, Claire also took time to give back–both to the school and to others. Claire served on the staff of The Shinnery Review during her senior year and worked as a counselor during her sophomore/junior summer.

Claire Hardin graduated in May. She will be attending Portland State University this fall, pursuing an MS in the Technical/Professional Writing program.

Rhetorical Future at ACU

0 Commentsby   |  05.04.12  |  Student Spotlight

Meet Gregory Jeffers, one of English’s graduating seniors. Set to graduate with university honors this month, Greg has prepared himself well for the future. This fall, he will begin the English master’s program at ACU with a concentration in Composition and Rhetoric.

Four Years Well Spent

Greg has taken particular care to¬†develop his conference skills, representing ACU at the regional Honors conference, presenting a paper on oppression and rebellion in American novels. He also participated in this year’s Undergraduate Research Festival and presented on the Study Abroad experience for the Office of Multicultural Education.

Volunteering is important to Greg. With over 120 hours of volunteer service logged with the Office of Service Learning, his efforts have¬†included cooking Thanksgiving dinner for refugees, visiting the Ronald McDonald house, and working with children’s activities at church and ACU.

Greg’s employment history while at ACU includes two years of working for the Honors College, during which time he has been a Peer Leader for the Honors Freshman Cornerstone class. Last summer, he worked in Sugar Land, Texas with First Colony Church of Christ as a children’s ministry intern.