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Sigma Tau Delta

Officers 2015-2016

President | Jamie Teixeira

Email: jamtex at ksu dot edu 

Hometown: Shawnee 

Other activities: Writing Center Tutor, Collegian Editor and Writer, K-State Tap Dance Ensemble, Honor Council, KanDance, English Ambassador, dance teacher/choreographer. When I'm not busy doing all of this I am an avid reader who likes to bake, watch Netflix, and cuddle with my kitten!

Favorite book(s)/Author(s): J.K. Rowling, Wendy Higgins, Juliet Marillier, Children's Literature, Fantasy, Fiction

Future plans: Attend Hogwarts, or maybe be a children's literature publisher or English literature professor. 

Vice President | Susan Elder

Email: selder at ksu dot edu 

Hometown: Valley Center 

Other activities: Club Volleyball, History Major, Baker and Barista at Bluestem, painter and writer 

Favorite book(s)/Author(s): Dandelion Wine, by Ray Bradbury; Travels with Charlie, by John Steinbeck

Future plans: Run a marathon, write a book, drive a motorcycle, travel the world . . . and maybe teach English literature along the way 

Treasurer | William Yeager

Email:williamy at ksu dot edu 

Hometown: Abilene 

Other activities: Tennis, drawing, and computers 

Favorite book(s)/Author(s): The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck; Into the Wild, by Jon Krakaur 

Future plans: TBD 

Secretary | Dustin Vann

Email: dlvann at ksu dot edu

Hometown: Junction City

Other activities: Writing, reading, binge-watching TV shows 

Favorite book(s)/Author(s): Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Great Gatsby, Gone Girl, Harry Potter, Fangirl

Future plans: Become a novelist and/or write for film/television

Public Relations Chair| Rachel Nyhart

Email: rnyhart at ksu dot edu 

Hometown: Shawnee 

Other activities: Being outside, camping, running, and playing the ukulele 

Favorite book(s)/Author(s): I'm currently reading The Hobbit for the first time!

Future plans: To change the plural form of Moose to Meese, Long term I'd like to get into non-profit work 

Public Relations Chair| Catherine Strayhall

Email: catstray25 at ksu dot edu 

Hometown: Shawnee 

Other activities: Reading, writing, intramural sports, poetry club, sign club 

Favorite book(s)/Author(s): J.K. Rowling, John Green, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ann Brashares, Susane Colasanti, Suzanne Collins, Lauren Oliver

Future plans: Working in writing or publishing. 

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 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 . . . and more.

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.