International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta Receives Project Grant Award


Back row, left to right: Jessica Skolazdra, Professor Andrew Perry, Josh Shuman. Front row: Professor Becky Lartigue and Theresa Boulrice.


The Springfield College chapter of the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, has received a project grant award recognizing the chapter’s work in purchasing tutoring resources for adult English language learners at the Gray House in Springfield, Mass. Project grant award winners will be recognized at the 2017 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Louisville, Ky. from March 29 through April 1.

The Springfield College chapter of Sigma Tau Delta has a long-standing relationship with the Gray House, which is a non-profit organization that helps its neighbors facing hardships to meet their immediate and transitional needs by providing food, clothing, and educational services in a safe, positive environment.

Springfield College faculty and students have annually visited the Gray House as part of the America Reads Challenge, a grassroots national campaign that challenges every American to help all our children to learn to read, including English language learners and students with disabilities. Springfield College faculty and students also assisted with community restoration projects at the Gray House during the College’s Humanics in Action Day, a day of community service throughout the city of Springfield.

“The Gray House is a very deserving community partner and we are proud of our strong relationship with the Gray House,” said Springfield College Professor of English Rebecca Lartigue. “I know the resources will mean a lot to all of the individuals at the Gray House, and I am so proud of our students who have continued to work hard at maintaining this strong relationship with such a wonderful program in the city of Springfield.”

Sigma Tau Delta's Project Grants are designed to encourage local chapters to be innovative in developing projects that further the goals of the society. The society awards a limited number of grants, for no more than $500 each, to support local chapter activities.