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Sigma Tau Delta

Officers 2016-2017

President and Public Relations | Catherine Strayhall

Email: catstray25 at ksu dot edu

Hometown: Shawnee 

Other activities: Harry Potter Alliance, ChALC, Poetry, Phi Beta Kappa

Favorite book(s)/Author(s): J.K. Rowling, John Green

Future plans: Work in publishing or writing


Treasurer | Sarah Byarlay

Email:sstew81 at ksu dot edu 

Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX 

Other activities: Veteran Service Org. / VA/ VFW Rep.

Favorite book(s)/Author(s): John Sandford's Prey series

Future plans: Graduate! Teach high school English and publish poetry


Secretary | Whitney Horn

Email: wbhorn at ksu dot edu

Hometown: Lenexa, KS

Other activities: English Ambassadors, Phi Beta Kappa

Favorite book(s)/Author(s): Cassandra Clare, Rainbow Rowell

Future plans: Write a novel, be employed


Faculty Sponsor \ Dr. Naomi Wood

Email: njwood at ksu dot edu

Hometown: Chicago, IL, and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Other activities: Kayaking, hiking, reading, music, baking.

Favorite book(s): I love anything by Charles Dickens, most of Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, William Makepeace Thackeray, Wilkie Collins, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen. More contemporary writers I love include Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula K. LeGuin, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Joan Aiken, Frances Hardinge . . . .

Future plans: Continue to build our chapter, see English majors find their vocation, perfect homemade sourdough technique.


Questions? Check out the Sigma Tau Delta International Constitution.