February 18, 2011
Sigma Tau Delta
I have never been a member of any society like this -- I guess because my undergraduate course work was in Humanities, and my school didn't have a chapter for honors students (even though my GPA was high enough). I found out that some employers consider membership in this organization as means for pay advancement (especially the Government and its agencies). I know that my PhD program will look favorably upon it, so I am thinking it is worth the effort to join (and pay the fee). It will mean that I can graduate with distinction, and my diploma will say that I am a member of this society. Oh well, I have always been a "pin" collector (just look at my AWANA shirt), and I am rewards motivated. LOL! So Sigma Tau Delta, here I come!
(Sigma Tau Delta is the international English Honor Society founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan College (Mitchell, South Dakota). The organization's initials stand for "Sincerity," "Truth," and "Design." The official colors are cardinal and black, and the flower is the red rose.)