Illinois Valley Community College’s Mu Alpha chapter of the Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society for two-year colleges recently inducted over 40 students at its biennial induction ceremony. (SKD’s last induction was in spring 2017.)
Students recognized were:
Spring 2019: Lauren Bernardoni of Lostant, Alyssa King of Marseilles, Valerie Leonard and Adrienne Van Horn of Mendota, George Stuepfert of La Moille, Erica Swartzmiller of Grand Ridge;
Fall 2018: Rachel Black and Allison Shirley of Oglesby, Stephanie Boehm of Spring Valley, George Bond of Cedar Point, Elle Bottom, Janine Full and Ricky Martinez of Mendota, Mateo Eib and Zaria Sheedy of Marseilles, Sydney Johnson of Ottawa, Rachel Maggio of Lostant, Emily Sampo of Peru;
Spring 2018: Madeline Dougherty of Ottawa, Shane Peek of Rutland, Morgan Phillips of Lostant, Kelsi Rodriguez of Streator;
Fall 2017: Megan Bolelli, Michaela Eddy and Luciana Mautino of Spring Valley, Catherine Calderon and Summer Stueckrad of La Salle, Lindsey Ceja, Elizabeth Jones, Abigail M. Jordan and Chase Ochsner of Ottawa, Kellsie Edgcomb of Utica, Kaitlin Ernst, Nicholas Goth and Mason Lucas of Oglesby, Molly Ferguson and Alyssa McCauley of Peru, Mackenzie Geldean and Madison Menzel of Princeton, Taylor Johnson of Tonica, April Jording of Lostant, Winter Lane of Sheridan, Reilly Leonatti of Dalzell, Alexis Williamson of Marseilles and Cameron Schumacher of Mendota.
Headquartered in Decatur, Ala., SKD has 127 chapters nationwide to recognize and reward outstanding achievement in English language and literature, provide cultural stimulation and promote interest in English on two-year campuses and the communities they serve, and foster English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing.