The Sigma Tau Delta had its annual induction on March 30. The event inducted 14 new members into the English Society.
Sigma Tau Delta is an international collegiate honor society that is inclusive of the top 30 students of their class and that maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The society presently has over 850 chapters in the United States and abroad.
Aubrey Yatar, president of the English Society, devoted time to organizing and decorating for the event.
The new inductees worked hard to decorate, design, and create a great atmosphere for the event,” Yatar said. “We worked with the CLASS Dean’s Office to allocate the tables and chairs as well as to secure the lecture hall for use.”
Yatar was also able to secure CLASS Associate Dean Sharleen Santos-Bamba, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Chamorro Studies James Perez Viernes, Ph.D. as keynote speakers.
Viernes, in particular, spoke on his experience as University student and the sense of pride that comes with being in the program.
Since there are only a select few that get the chance to be a part of this experience annually, there is a certain mystique that comes with the opportunity.
Yatar explained that the most appealing aspect of being inducted would be that it is a nationally recognized student honor society.
“I saw this opportunity to be selected to join the society and a great way to develop new connections and meet new people within the same area of interest as myself”,” Yatar said.
Kreeshia Aquino, an English and Communications double major, who will be graduating this Spring, was one of the 14 new inductees.
“I received my invitation at the beginning of the semester and couldn’t help but accept it,” Aquino said. “Being I’ve been double major for over a year as well as a member of the honor society in communications, I feel that it was very satisfying to be able to join another group that recognizes all of our hard work.”