Judson University's Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society Welcomes New Members
(Elgin, IL - October 17, 2012) The Judson University Chapter of Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, Gamma Xi, has welcomed eight new members this fall from the school's Department of Architecture.
From the undergraduate architecture program, senior students Sarah Dede of Wheaton, Ill.; Emily Fiedler of Rockton, Ill.; and Rebecca Noll of Colorado Springs, Colo. have been chosen to join the society. From the graduate program, students Andrew Gander of Hutchinson, Minn.: Hilary Jackson of Narvon, Pa.; Marcus Mayell of Assinoboia, Saskatchewan, Ca.; Kyle Faulkner of Elgin, Ill.; and Michael Rabe of Hales Corners, Wisc. have been chosen.
The Tau Sigma Delta (ΤΣΔ) Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts is the only national honor society for architecture and design majors that is accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies. The Greek letters of the Society’s name are derived from the first letter of each word in its motto: Technitai Sophoikai Dexioti, which translates: “craftsmen, skilled and trained.”
Founded in 1913, the Society strives to celebrate excellence in scholarship, to encourage academic achievement, and to recognize students who attain high scholastic standing in these fields. Chapters have been founded in over seventy architecture programs nationwide. The Gamma Xi (ΓΞ) Chapter was established in the Architecture Department at Judson University in 2011 and inducted its first class in spring of 2012.
Third year students will be welcomed in January and February of 2013, followed by a formal induction ceremony for all 2012-13 members in the spring.
Judson University’s Architecture program was founded in 1997, and accredited in 2004. It is widely acknowledged for its innovative approach to architectural education including a one-year preceptorship (internship) and its context of an evangelical Christian institution. Environmental stewardship is a design philosophy that guides the program and its approach to architecture education.