Six English students from the University of Montana Western have been inducted into the Alpha Epsilon Iota chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society.
This year’s inductees include Amanda Joy Ernsberger from Anaconda, Mont., WesleyAnn Johnson, Helena, Mont., Evelyn Miller, Dillon, Mont., Tessa Miller, Manhattan, Mont., Victoria Smithson, Sheridan, Mont., and Alanis Stallknecht, Kalispell, Mont.
Sigma Tau Delta has been part of the Montana Western campus for 15 years. Students have to be invited to join the society, maintain a 3.3 grade point average and be in the top third of their class.
“This is an excellent opportunity for our students,” English Professor Bethany Blankenship said. “It is a fantastic way for them to be honored and recognized for their academic achievements.”
Society induction provides students exclusive access to scholarships, internship opportunities and makes them eligible for numerous awards.
“I’m honored and excited to have been inducted into such an exclusive group,” Tessa Miller said. “I’m looking forward to being a lifetime member of the honors organization and seeing how it helps me with my undergraduate and graduate studies.”
Candidates for membership in Sigma Tau Delta have attained high academic achievement in the field of English studies.
According to the Sigma Tau Delta website, “Members of the society serve the community and their campus by promoting culturally stimulating activities involving the English language, literature and writing as well as displaying exemplary character and good fellowship.”
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