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Atlantic Cape’s English Honor Society, Sigma Kappa Delta, Inducts Newest Students During Ceremony

04/05/2024 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society Induction ceremony

MAYS LANDING — Atlantic Cape Community College’s English Honor Society, Sigma Kappa Delta, inducted 21 new students into its ranks in the presence of faculty, staff and friends during a lunch ceremony on March 26 on the Mays Landing campus.

Before being presented with a certificate and pin to mark the special occasion, the inductees in attendance recited the society’s pledge and motto: “I shall endeavor to advance the study of literature, to encourage worthwhile reading, to promote the mastery of written expression, and to foster a spirit of fellowship among students interested in the English language and literature of all types ever keeping in mind our motto…Sincerity, Knowledge, Design.”

“On behalf of Atlantic Cape President Dr. Barbara Gaba, I want to congratulate all of you on your induction into the Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society,” said Dr. Josette Katz, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. “As a college administrator, these are the events that we love to attend, where we can recognize the hard work and dedication of our students. Atlantic Cape could not be prouder of your accomplishments.

Sigma Kappa Delta ceremonyAtlantic Cape’s chapter, which is led by Advisor and Associate Professor of English Vickie Melograno, is one of more than 100 active chapters in the United States and the 21 newly-inducted students are among 2,500 scholars who will be inducted this year for promoting excellence in the English language and literature.

“The education that you are getting here in your English and humanities classes is going to serve you well in all aspects of your life. It is going to make you a well-rounded citizen, a good parent, a family leader and somebody who is going to be a role model for the next generations to come,” said Dr. Denise Coulter, Senior Dean, Liberal Studies and Culinary Arts. “You are going to have a rich life because you have this passion, this interest in thinking critically and the need to analyze deeply. These skills are going to benefit you in every aspect of your life.”

The student inductees included: Alexandria Alarcon, Kristina Cook, Alexa Erkman, Nathaniel Fisher, Ashley Forrestel, Emely Gil-Lopez, Allison Kingsman, Sophy Lack, Nicholas Medal, Cohen Mills, Isabella Norton, Claudia Orellana, Monica Orlandini, Danielle Rodio, Jasmine Rodriguez, Brandon Thomas Strouse, Cassidy Taggart, Daniel Thompson, Kyle Torrabla, Catherine Yang and Ciara Zwicker.

Sigma Kappa Delta induction ceremony happinessIn his closing remarks, Professor Jay Peterson, Chairman, English Department, applauded the students for their accomplishments.

“To today’s honorees, thank you because your hard work reflects upon us well here in the department,” said Peterson. “When you leave the friendly confines of our small campus, take a moment to appreciate the hard work you do. Because, after the semester, I hope you have a few quiet moments to reflect upon what you have achieved here.”

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About Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College is a Middle States accredited, 2022 Achieving the Dream Leader College and Hispanic Serving Institution proudly serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. As a comprehensive, two-year community college, Atlantic Cape offers 47 undergraduate degree programs, and 33 certificate and professional series programs at its Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May campuses. Atlantic Cape is home to the renowned Academy of Culinary Arts, rated the top culinary school in New Jersey, and for more than 50 years, our highly-acclaimed Nursing program. Atlantic Cape also partners with more than 30 colleges and four-year universities to offer students the opportunity to seamlessly earn a bachelor’s degree upon graduation.