February 11, 2013

Sara Lynn McCall, Graduate Assistant

Sigma Tau Delta Raises Money for Children’s Advocacy Center

VSU's English honor society Sigma Tau Delta presented a check for $304 to the Children's Advocacy Center of Lowndes County, Inc. Pictured from left to right, VSU professor Dr. Hugh O'Connell, VSU student Pamela Majdi, CAC development coordinator Brittny Hammock, Sigma Tau Delta vice-president Hannah Bessigner, Sigma Tau Delta president Laura Hanna, VSU professor Dr. Marty Williams, and VSU student Tiffany Conley. 

VALDOSTA – Sigma Tau Delta presented the Children's Advocacy Center with a check in the amount of $304 on Thursday, February 7. Last semester, Sigma Tau Delta's volunteer project was to raise money for Valdosta's Children's Advocacy Center. 

Sigma Tau Delta is an English Honor Society whose members are devoted to high academic achievement in all subjects, especially literature, language and writing. Members must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 and must have completed the course titled Intro to Literature. In addition to maintaining high standards of educational excellence, members are devoted to serving the community.  

“Throughout the month of November, we sold Chick-Fil-A calendars and raised just over $300 to give to the Children's Advocacy Center,” said Laura Hanna, president of Sigma Tau Delta. “Not only was this a fun project, but it was also a great way for us to get the word out about the good work that the Children's Advocacy Center does for children in need.”

As an honor society that always looks for opportunities to help foster literacy, Sigma Tau Delta collects books year around for the World Wide Book Drive, which is an organization that donates books to underprivileged children all over the world.

Sigma Tau Delta faculty sponsors include Dr. Marty Williams and Dr. Hugh O'Connell.

For more information, about Sigma Tau Delta, contact Hanna at lnhanna@valdosta.edu.