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Students Accepted to Present at 2019 Sigma Tau Delta Convention


Ten students from Lee University were recently accepted to present at the upcoming Sigma Tau Delta International Convention. This convention is an annual conference held by Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society for graduate and undergraduate students. Lee is home to the Alpha Beta Iota chapter of Sigma Tau Delta.

Five of the students from Lee were accepted for their creative work- Emily Baker (poetry), Hope Fischbach (poetry), Macy O’Fallon (fiction), Hannah Rogers (fiction), and Lydia Trail (creative nonfiction). The other five students were accepted for their critical papers- Judith Bell, Brian Ericson, Makayla Jenkins, Ashley Walker, and Hunter White.

“We’re so excited that the convention judges accepted these ten students’ work,” said Dr. Kevin Brown, professor of English and sponsor for Lee’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. “As more and more students submit to the convention, it has become more challenging for students to have their work accepted. This year, though, we’re in the top five schools with number of students accepted.”

These students will present their papers in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 27-30 at the 2019 Sigma Tau Delta Convention, titled “Work in Progress.” Half of the students are attending the convention for their second or third time, while the other half will attend for the first time.

“Year after year, we have more students accepted to the convention than almost any other college or university that is a part of Sigma Tau Delta,” said Brown. “I’m proud of our students’ accomplishment, and I look forward to accompanying them to the convention.”

To see the list of accepted papers and creative works for the 2019 Sigma Tau Delta Convention, visit English Convention.

For more information on Lee University’s Department of Language and Literature, contact languageliterature@leeuniversity.edu.
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