Department of English at Illinois State University

Department of English Senior Named CAS Commencement Speaker

The Department of English is proud to announce that Katherine Norcross has been named the College of Arts and Sciences Commencement speaker for spring 2010. Katherine has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Studies, with a minor in writing. Next year she will attend graduate school at the University of Illinois in Urbana, studying English and medieval literature with the goal of becoming a college professor. Norcross is the 2009-2010 recipient of the Neil and Joan Styczynski Scholarship. Upon transferring to Illinois State University from Heartland Community College, she was the recipient of a Community College Transfer Scholarship. She is an active member and officer of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, and presented a paper at the organization’s annual national conference last month in St. Louis. In addition to her studies at ISU, she works as a tutor in mathematics and English at Heartland Community College.

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Katherine Norcross