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Hochstein elected to Sigma Tau Delta leadership position

April 6, 2012
 Gloria Hochstein
Gloria Hochstein
EAU CLAIRE — Gloria Hochstein, senior lecturer emerita of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, was elected vice president/president elect of the international board of directors for the Sigma Tau Delta honor society.

Hochstein served for six years on the Sigma Tau Delta board of directors as its Midwestern regent and then was head regent for the six regions. She was elected to her newest leadership position last month during the organization's convention in New Orleans, La. She will serve for two years as president elect, two years as president and two years as immediate past president.

"Being elected vice president/president elect of Sigma Tau Delta is an incredible honor," said Hochstein. "Sigma Tau Delta is the second largest honor society in the world with hundreds of thousands of members in more than 800 chapters in the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. Throughout the year, I will work with faculty and students around the world via email, Web chats, phone and other electronic means to supervise expenses, scholarships, publications, committees and personnel. Twice each year, the board will meet in person at various cities around the U.S."

Hochstein also was appointed chair of the 2013 International Sigma Tau Delta Convention in Portland, Ore., her second time chairing the convention, an honor only a few others in the organization have shared. Her duties will include lining up nationally known speakers, working with reviewers to judge submissions, planning sessions and organizing all aspects of the convention, which will be attended by approximately 1,300 Sigma Tau Delta undergraduate and graduate students, alumni and faculty.

Hochstein joined UW-Eau Claire's English faculty in 1977 and retired in 2008. In addition to teaching and serving on campus committees, she was the adviser for the Theta Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. She has continued as adviser emerita.

To learn more about Sigma Tau Delta, visit the honor society's website or contact Gloria Hochstein at


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