Thursday, May 4th 2017

Kilgore College inducts 66 students into English Honor Society

Upsilon Delta, the Kilgore College chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta, the national English honor society for two-year colleges, inducted 66 students May 4 who qualified for membership this spring.

Membership in SKD requires students to maintain a grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, to earn no grade lower that a “B” in a college English class and to complete at least one semester of college studies.

Jason Graves, department chair for English, is sponsor of Sigma Kappa Delta at KC.

“Membership in an honor society always benefits the students,” Graves said. “It’s a positive mark on their application for admission to the universities and it’s a way to earn scholarships. Honor societies recognize significant academic achievement, and that’s what college should be about.”

SKD, founded in 1996 at Northern Illinois University at DeKalb, Ill., is the only national organization that recognizes academic excellence in English for community college students.

KC started its chapter in 2009 by submitting an application to the national offices, undergoing a successful review of facilities and instruction and receiving its charter in June of that year.

The KC SKD chapter extends membership invitations to all eligible KC students each spring.

For more information about SKD or for questions regarding membership in the organization, contact Graves at 903-988-3720 or

View list of inductees (pdf)