Local students named to FHSU's English honor society

HAYS, KS -- Five students were inducted April 27 into Fort Hays State University's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society

The five new members are Krystal Fawn Baugher, Greeley sophomore, Kelly Jo Chrisman, Winfield junior, Melissa A. Mikesell, Salina junior, Christopher Lee Scheideman, Great Bend junior, and Michelle N. Swayne, Hays sophomore.

The induction ceremony was conducted by Susan Deges, Rush Center senior, the 2004-05 Sigma Tau Delta president; Amy Morris, Overland Park junior, and the other officers of the organization.

Rho Psi, the designation of FHSU's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, was founded by FHSU students and faculty in 1989. Rho Psi was recognized as being among the most active chapters in the nation at its 15th anniversary in 2004.

The requirements for students to apply for membership include an overall GPA of at least 3.0, a GPA in English courses of at least 3.2, completion of at least three courses in English beyond the composition sequence and a letter of application. The Greek letters of the honor society’s name stand for sincerity, truth, and design.

Sigma Tau Delta also presented an honor cord to graduating senior member Amy Walker, Lenexa, who was recognized for her achievements at FHSU, and elected officers for the next academic year.

This year’s English Department faculty co-advisors for Sigma Tau Delta were Dr. Amy Cummins, assistant professor of English, Heather Sramek, instructor of English, and Dr. Sharla Hutchison, assistant professor of English.

" Fort Hays State University is well represented by these outstanding students who have demonstrated excellence in academics and knowledge of literature," said Cummins. "It is a privilege to work with these student leaders who have such a mastery of written language and a respect for the importance of scholarly achievement."

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