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Student advisor speaks for all students

Many university students find it difficult to balance scholastic, social and family responsibilities. DeAndra Miller, a 23-year-old mother of three young sons from Greenacres, Fla., fulfills all three. She also holds a prominent position as a student advisor within Sigma Tau Delta.

Sigma Tau Delta is an international honor society for English students at four-year colleges and universities. The student members must be within the top 30 percent of their class and hold a 3.5 grade point average. Sigma Tau Delta has six regions: Eastern, Far Western, High Plains, Midwestern, Southern and Southwestern.

"I am excited to serve in this position for the next two years," Miller said. "On a national scale, there are not many advocates for our region, and I hope to bring more representation for the High Plains into Sigma Tau Delta. I hope to enhance our school's involvement within the society and promote regional cooperation with other colleges and universities."

Miller will serve a two-year term during which she will provide a student voice as a voting member of the board of directors. As a student advisor, she chairs the Student Leadership Committee, serves on the Communications Committee, attends semi-annual board meetings to represent the student body, maintains contact with board of directors and all region regents, oversees the student representatives and associate student representatives of all regions, encourages regional conferences and recruitment across all regions, encourages chapter exchanges, promotes philanthropy within the society and assists as needed with other duties.

Miller and James Davis II, her husband, came to Minot State University so he could play football for Minot State University. Soon, she joined the Beta Theta Sorority, where she is involved in philanthropic efforts. She is an English education major who wants to obtain her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and teach at the university level. She also wants to get a doctorate in English with a concentration in romantic and Victorian literature.

"I hope to succeed in speaking for the needs of all students within the society, nationally and abroad," stated Miller about her goals.