KC’S Sigma Kappa Delta chapter has been named an “Ivy Chapter” for excellence. SKD is the national English honor society for two-year colleges.
SKD was originally formed through Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society for four-year colleges. Its purpose is to recognize and honor outstanding students of English language and literature.
The name Sigma Kappa Delta derives from the Greek letters representing the first letter in each of the works in the society’s motto, “sincerity, knowledge and design.”
The KC chapter sponsors are Jason Graves, English instructor and assistant department chair for language development, and Dr. Richard Harrison, dean of liberal and fine arts.
“We were really happy to get this news,” Graves said. “Only 14 chapters nationwide managed to gain ‘Ivy Chapter’ status.”
At KC, outstanding English students are invited to join Sigma Kappa Delta once each year. Last spring, the KC chapter inducted 34 new members.
SKD member Carol Degrasse was also recognized by the national organization as an outstanding student in English.
Students from only 20 colleges received this level of recognition.
Through its chapters at two-year colleges nationwide, SKD provides students with many opportunities to advance the study of language and literature, to develop skills in both creative and analytical writing and to receive scholarships to help with the cost of continuing their education.