Spanish National Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi Inducts New Members
2016 May 4
The Assumption College Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Cultures has announced that 23 students were inducted into Sigma Delta Pi, the national Spanish honor society, on Thursday, April 7.
Sigma Delta Pi was founded in 1919 at the University of California in Berkeley. The Assumption College Phi Rho chapter was founded in 2004, and is one of 530 of its kind across the globe. Initiation into the society requires a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in Spanish courses, as well as a minimum of one third-year level Spanish literature course or hispanic culture and civilization course. Students must also have a minimum of three semesters of college study and be ranked among the top 35 percent of their class.
During the induction ceremony, Dona Kercher, Ph.D., professor of Spanish and film at Assumption, was honored with Sigma Delta Pi's national award la Orden de lots Descubridores. Dr. Kercher founded Assumption's chapter in 2004.