April 7, 2009


SKD Members Attend National Conference

Members of the Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta at Northeast Alabama Community College recently attended the Sigma Tau Delta/Sigma Kappa Delta National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sigma Kappa Delta Vice-President, Jackie Smith served on a panel, reading and discussing a student memoir. The students attended breakout sessions and heard keynote speaker, Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline and scriptwriter for the movie Beowulf and the last Batman movie. Additionally, he is known for writing the Sandman comic book series.

At the annual Sigma Kappa Delta awards luncheon, Northeast students Devin Kennamer, Rachel Spurgin, and Jordan Hendricks were presented with $350 Service Scholarships. Northeast English instructor and Sigma Kappa Delta Sponsor, Joan Reeves presently serves as the National Sigma Kappa Delta Vice-President/President-Elect. She will assume the office of National President July 1, 2009.

Sigma Kappa Delta is the English honor society for two-year schools and was formed under the auspices of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society for four-year institutions. The Northeast chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta has initiated 1700 students since it chartered its chapter in 1996. Northeast chartered the first chapter in Alabama and the fifth in the nation. The Northeast chapter is presently the largest in the nation. For more information, visit the Sigma Kappa Delta webpage.

At the National Conference are (L-R) Jordan Hendricks, Devin Kennamer, Cortney Hampton, Racquel Walker, Patrick Blevins, Rachel Spurgin, Jackie Smith, and Joan Reeves.