Mu Alpha chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta earns Ivy Chapter status
Illinois Valley Community College’s Mu Alpha chapter of
Sigma Kappa Delta, the English honor society for two-year colleges, has been
named Ivy Chapter for continued service in advancing the mission of SKD and
growing and developing its members. This is the seventh time Mu Alpha has been
awarded Ivy Chapter status.
Over 590 students have been inducted into Mu Alpha over 20 years at IVCC. Mu
Alpha advisors Dr. Kimberly Radek-Hall and Delores Robinson are proud of the
“Our chapter takes pride in how well we fulfill our mission,” Radek-Hall said.
“We exist to recognize and reward outstanding achievement in English language
and literature; provide cultural stimulation and promote interest in English on
two-year college campuses and in the communities they serve; foster English in
all its aspects, including creative and critical writing; promote good
professional interaction among members; and exhibit high standards of academic
“In the past year, our students
have been active in the community and on campus spreading the love of English.
We are particularly proud of the program where we partnered with local
hospitals to give each infant born a head start on their library by giving them
a first book.” Radek-Hall said.
Robinson added, “It's always a pleasure to work with students accepted for
membership in SKD. Past students have found creative and fun ways to promote
literacy in their community while also gaining the opportunity to participate
in the national conference and writing contests the honor society supports. Our
chapter is as strong as it is because of the participation of our students.”