UMW Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society Welcomes New Inductees for 2024

As part of the Kemp Symposium on Friday, April 26, Department of English and Linguistics and Sigma Tau Delta sponsor Professor Gary Richards recently inducted new members into the Sigma Tau Delta honor society, the most prominent national literary honor society that recognizes students’ achievements in literary studies

The new inductees are:

  • Zeb L. Armstrong
  • William R. Butler
  • Haley Chamer
  • Genevieve Leigh Chidlow
  • Allyson G. Hamilton
  • Nicole S. Hornbuckle
  • Isabella Lucia Justiniano
  • Elizabeth Killian
  • Julia S. Nassau
  • Riley Kamath Prater
  • Tabitha A. Robinson
  • Emily N. Rooksby
  • Sophia M. Sirks
  • Melissa J. White
2024 Sigma Tau Delta Inductees stand in a line across the front of a lecture hall.

Professor Richards and the 2024 Sigma Tau Delta Inductees.

Membership in the Sigma Tau Delta honor society requires members to be a major in English or English: Creative Writing with at least twelve credit hours in literature with a major GPA of at least 3.5 and an overall GPA of at least 3.0.

Professor Antonio Barrenechea gave this year’s Taddesse Adera Memorial Address, “Why Literature Matters,” discussing the importance of books as material objects, drawing from his expertise in rare books.

Antonio Barrenechea stands to the side of a projection screen pointing to the book images on the screen.

Professor Antonio Barrenechea delivers the Taddesse Adera “Why Literature Matters” presentation.