Illinois Valley Community College’s Mu Alpha chapter of the Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society for two-year colleges recently inducted over 60 students at its biennial induction ceremony via Zoom. (SKD’s last induction was in spring 2019.)
Students recognized were:
Spring 2021: Madolyn Pratt of Ottawa and Janet Varela of Mendota;
Fall 2020: Mary Jeanne Brown of Princeton, Amber M. Cullinan and Isabel C. Lueck of Oglesby, Jo’Hanna Hass of Mendota, Madeleine M. Hunter of Standard, Kelly W. Innis of LaSalle, Chiarina M. LaGioia of Ottawa, Alec D. Lockwood, Jonathan W. Maier and Grace M. McCormick of Peru, Austin James Passwater of Grand Ridge, Justice L. Petersen and Madison Jane Solomon of Hennepin, Logan Earl Phillips of DePue, Bethany A. Pond of Van Orin, Grace Marie Sparling of Spring Valley, Abigail K. Thompson of McNabb, Matthew P. Varland of Marseilles;
Spring 2020: James Boe, Riley Boehler, Brogan Dougherty, Samantha Everett, Morgan Foster, Emily Johnson, Rebecca Gutierrez, Gorge Leon, Maya Quick, Kelby Swanson, Alexis Waddell and Jacob Schrik of Ottawa, Morgan Cain, Austin Phillips, Daniel Naffziger, Joshua Wooden and Rebecca Hughes of Princeton, Joel Escatel, Ilian Hernandez, Debra Johnson, Tristan Joyce, and Diana Nanez of Mendota, Will Flanagan of La Moille, Rynn Hafley, Andrea Medina-Diaz, Lilian Moskalewicz, Nikolas Muzzarelli, Ava Spolex and Emily Waldorf of LaSalle, Ashli Hardersen, Alexander Innis, Leah Meyers, and Sharon Zambo of Peru,
Abigail Meyers of Minonk, Hailey Provenzano of Marseilles, Breanna Richardson of Sheffield, Blake Rowe of Streator, Annalise Sabotta of Hennepin, Ariana Sanchez of Malden, Anthony Schuhmacher of Normal, Reid Tomasson of Oglesby, Sarah Westphal of Earlville;
Fall 2019: Liza Buhr and Kali Goodchild of Ottawa, Adrian Espinoza of Mendota, Kristina Garcia of DePue and Garrett Shan of Oglesby.
Madeleine M. Hunter of Standard is the chapter’s Fall 2020-Spring 2021 officer, vice-president and public relations person. Officers for Fall 2019-Spring 2020 were Summer Stueckrad of LaSalle, president, Garret Shan of Oglesby, vice-president, Nik Muzzarelli of LaSalle, treasurer and Alyssa King of Marseilles, historian.
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.