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Meet Irelyn Coker

Irelyn is the Associate Student Representative for the Southwestern Region of Sigma Tau Delta. She is president of the Sigma Tau Delta chapter, Epsilon Theta, at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR. A few fun facts about Irelyn are that she plays piano and the drums in her free time. She also enjoys going on ministry trips with Iron Sharpens Iron Ministries on the SAU campus where she is the Vice President. Irelyn is excited to serve Sigma Tau Delta this year as the Associate Student Representative of the Southwestern Region!

  1. I chose to become an English Major because I wanted to use my major to learn how to create a world with words that influenced someone like I was when reading great works.
  2. My favorite part of being an English Major is analyzing texts and using what I learned from those authors to build my own creations.
  3. The last book I read was The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe.
  4. My favorite book is The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.
  5. A book character I identify with is Aza Holmes in Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.
  6. The last book I bought was Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, and I have not read it yet.
  7. My favorite book to movie adaptation is All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.
  8. I’m both a reader and a writer.
  9. My favorite style of writing is realistic fiction.
  10. My go-to children’s book is A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon.
  11. My favorite childhood memory is being paid to read a 500 page book in one day.
  12. Growing up, I was sure I would be a marine biologist.
  13. My first job was as an Old Navy Associate.
  14. My dream job is whatever job God calls me to pursue.
  15. I like to spend my free time reading, listening to music, painting with my sister, and spending time with God.
    Maine in the fall
  16. The destination at the top of my travel bucket list is Maine in the fall.
  17. The literary place I’d most like to visit is The Hawthorne House in The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.
  18. If I could move anywhere in the world, I’d live in North or South Carolina.
  19. If I was stranded on a desert island, the three things I would bring with me are a book, a Lego set, and Strawberries & Cream Dr. Pepper.
  20. The one song I could listen to on repeat is The Jesus Way” by Phil Wickham.
  21. The best gift I ever received was a Books-A-Million Membership.
  22. The best gift I’ve ever given is a new Bible with a matching notebook.
  23. If you find me in the kitchen, I’m typically whipping up teriyaki chicken and rice with diced carrots.
  24. If I could try any food from a book or series, it would be any food at the feasts in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.
  25. The author (dead or alive) I’d most like to spend a day with is C. S. Lewis.

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