HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State Community College’s Theta Delta Chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta, the English Honor Society for community colleges, has been designated as an Ivy Chapter for the 2013-14 academic year.

Colleges who earn Ivy Chapter recognition have achieved the highest mark within the organization. They have successfully represented the core values of Sigma Kappa Delta by providing cultural stimulation on its campus by promoting interest in literature and the English language in the surrounding communities; fostering the discipline of English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing; promoting community among its members; and exhibiting high standards of academic excellence.

“The Ivy Chapter distinction is important to us because it recognizes all the hard work and achievements of our students. With their classes, jobs, and other obligations, finding the time to participate in an honor society is not easy, and we appreciate and celebrate their efforts and success at Wallace State,” said Wallace State’s Sally Warren, an English instructor at the college and one of three Sigma Kappa Delta faculty sponsors.

Other national requirements a college must fulfill to earn Ivy Chapter status include inducting new members within the current academic year, electing officers for the upcoming year before May, holding regular meetings, completing and submitting a year-end report and making a minimum contribution of $25 to the national project.

Wallace State’s Theta Delta Chapter hosts an Author Forum each year during Arts in April festivities and heavily participates in the annual Common Read. It also conducts multiple bake sales on campus each year.

Wallace State’s Sigma Kappa Delta sponsors during the 2013-14 academic year were Warren, Michael Salerno and Diana Majerik.

Current sponsors of the honor society include Warren, Gayle Ledbetter and Ashley Burge.

New Sigma Kappa Delta members will be inducted on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Burrow Center Recital Hall. Mu Alpha Theta, the college’s math honor society, will also induct new members during the joint ceremony.

“We are excited to honor our new members and officers at the induction ceremony,” Warren said. “They are a great group of students whose achievements in English and at Wallace State overall are certainly worth celebrating.”

Sigma Kappa Delta has more than 100 active chapters across the United States, inducting approximately 2,500 new members annually.

For more information about Wallace State, visit wallacestate.edu.

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