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Milligan students inducted into English honor society

By Lisa Saca, PR Student Writer

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Nov. 6, 2002) — Milligan College inducted nine students into the Southern Region chapter, Theta Psi, of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society on Nov. 5 at 7:00 p.m..
Inductees must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point scale, be in the top 35 percent of their class, and have six hours of coursework completed above the freshman level. This year’s inductees include:


Amanda Black (Johnson City, TN)
Carla Fowler (Akron, OH)
Jonathan Hall (Louisville, KY)
Erin LaValle (Lima, OH)
David Nydegger (Monticello, OH)
Jennifer Openshaw (Oceanside, CA)
Amanda Patterson (Brownsburg, IN)
Jason Payton (Johnson City, TN)
Sara Wallingford (Johnson City, TN)


Sigma Tau Delta was formed in 1924 as an outgrowth of the Dakota Wesleyan English Club. The pledge and motto of Sigma Tau Delta is “to endeavor to advance the study of the chief masterpieces, to encourage worthwhile reading, to promote the mastery of written expression, and foster a spirit of fellowship among those who specialize in the study of the English language and of literature, ever keeping in mind the international motto…Sincerity, Truth, Design.”


The purpose, insignia, Greek letters, English words assigned to them (Sincerity, Truth, Design), and the colors cardinal and black were all established by the founder, Judson Q. Owen. The society was nationally announced on May 24, 1924 since several English departments in universities around the country had formed chapters. Milligan College formed its chapter in 1988, the same year that the society was brought to the international level.


For more information, please contact Dr. Ruth McDowell Cook, associate professor of English and humanities at 423-461-8743 or rmcook@milligan.edu.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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