WCU students inducted into English honor society

Twenty Western Carolina University students recently were inducted into Theta Sigma chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society.

Sigma Tau Delta recognizes outstanding students with a major or minor in English who have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in their English courses and who rank in the top 35 percent of their class.

Inducted from WCU were Elizabeth Nissly of Cullowhee; Hanna Allen, Joshua Cole, Shelby Harrell and Katherine Nelson of Asheville; Jessica Jaqua and Thomas Shepherd of Franklin; Anna Bischoff of Rocky Mount; Dasiey Carpenter of Rutherfordton; Justin Caudell of Cashiers; Samantha Gampel of Murphy; Wanda Gant of Etowah; Emily Goodman of Lawndale; Emily Kilpatrick of Andrews; Brittany Lynch of Asheboro; Catherine McRae of Laurinburg; Rachel Moore of Claremont; Travis Mullen of Greensboro; Ashley Pennell of Statesville; and Mai Xiong of Candler.

Christopher Rollins, honor society chapter president, led the ceremony, which was held on the WCU campus. Brian Gastle, WCU English department head, addressed the students and presented certificates and pins, and Bill Spencer, visiting assistant professor and the chapter’s faculty sponsor, bestowed honor cords.