The Monmouth University Department of English extends its deepest thanks and appreciation to Associate Professor Emerita of English Caryl Sills for her ongoing generosity. Dr. Sills, donor for the teaching award that bears her name, joined Monmouth’s Department of English in 1986, serving as chair from 1996 through 2006, the year of her retirement.
We also extend our sincere gratitude to Monmouth University’s First-Year Advising; in addition to the hard work they do all year around, they generously contributed to tonight’s awards for First- Year Composition.
Christie and to those who live for books. In “Gutenberg,” some people even die for them. Melanie Broman first discovered her love of mystery writing while taking the First Year Seminar course, “Detective Fiction,” as an undeclared major. This soon led to choosing to study English Creative Writing. Melanie hopes to inspire a love for reading (specifically mysteries!) in others, which she has done through her contributions to Sigma Tau Delta’s annual “Blind Date with a Book” series. She plans to continue mystery writing in the future, along with adding to her collection of Agatha Christie novels, which she picks up at used bookstores in every city she visits.
David Tietge Memorial First Year Composition Essay Award Winners
Sigma Tau Delta is the International Honor Society. Its Monmouth University Chapter, known officially as the Delta Sigma Chapter, was founded in 1983. It seeks to confer distinction, to promote in-terest in literature and the English language, to foster the discipline of literary studies, to promote good citizenship, and to exhibit high standards of academic excellence. Through its activities on and off campus, it encourages camaraderie and professional development among its members as well as service to the university and local communities.
Although membership in Sigma Tau Delta is offered annually to English majors who have demonstrated superior achievement in both general academics and in literary studies, the society’ s activities are open to all university students, faculty, and local communities.
Delta Sigma Chapter Executive Board
SIGMA TAU DELTA OATH
I shall endeavor to advance the study of literature, to encourage worthwhile reading, to promote the mastery of written expression, and to foster a spirit of community among those who specialize in the study of the English language and of literature, ever keeping in mind our international motto: Sincerity, Truth, Design.
Jenna Van Sant
“We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.”
— Emily Dickinson