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BCU student to present at international literature and writing convention

Sonia Perea-Morales is pictured in her studio space inside North Hall's painting and design studio. Perea-Morales is an art and writing double major at Briar Cliff.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University student Sonia Perea-Morales has been selected to present her work at the annual Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, which runs from March 29 to April 1 in Louisville, Ky. 

Perea-Morales, a junior writing and art double major from Sioux City, will present her creative non-fiction piece titled “I Am Alive” — an essay that examines very personal parts of her own life, “to show others that it is possible to be okay again, even after undergoing difficult life situations,” she said.

To present at the convention, Perea-Morales had to have her proposal approved by a panel of judges through a rigorous selection process, involving hundreds of submissions from around the country.

“We are extremely proud of Sonia’s accomplishment. To be chosen to present at the convention is recognition of extremely high achievement,” said Dr. Matthew Pangborn, associate professor and chair of the Department of Modern Languages at Briar Cliff. “The department puts a very high emphasis on conference involvement, because we see every year the benefits of our students being able to share their work.” 

Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honors society promoting literacy and the discipline of English. Established in 1924, the society recognizes university students for high achievement in English language, literature, and writing.



Tags: Academics, BCU, English Faculty, Modern Languages, Writing