A Well Deserved Honor

To show its gratitude for a generous gift, the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta inducted Sherron Shuffield as an honorary member

Sherron ShuffieldFor Sherron Shuffield, who taught English at UA Fort Smith for 20 years, and her husband, Charles, giving to the University was an easy decision. The Sherron Shuffield Endowment will be funded with the residual of the couple’s charitable gift annuity, which also provides them with lifetime payments.


The Sherron Shuffield Endowment is unusual in that it will support an honor society—Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. For a teacher and scholar of English, the ability to specifically help upper-level English students attend conferences, pay tuition and fees, and bring distinguished speakers to campus was a perfect fit.


To show its gratitude, the UA Fort Smith chapter of Sigma Tau Delta inducted Shuffield as an honorary member during a ceremony in February.