New members were inducted to the Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, on April 30.
- Sydney Suiter
- Eunice Mancia
- Samantha Tintner
- Hannah Innis
- Mary Self
- Michaela Scott
- Sarah Scoville
- Andrea Hendrix
- Hannah Kurth
- Verónica Aliaga Antillón de Muñoz
About Sigma Delta Pi
Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica), was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California Berkeley by a junior undergraduate student named Ruth Helen Barnes. Its motto is the Greek phrase “Spanías Didagéi Proágomen” meaning “Let’s go forth/continue forth under the teaching/guidance of the Spanish language.” The national headquarters is located at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
Sigma Delta Pi is a prestigious organization with nearly 100 years of history. It now has more than 610 chapters in 49 states.
- Active membership shall be limited to college students who have demonstrated high scholarship in general and excellence in the academic study of Spanish. 1. Each must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish (eighteen semester credit hours) or the equivalent thereof, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the junior (third-year) level. A student may be admitted to active membership while still enrolled in the second junior-level course if all other requirements have been met and if the instructor of the course certifies that the student’s work is of “B” or “A” quality.
- The candidate for active membership must have a minimal grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in all Spanish courses taken.
- The candidate must rank in the upper 35% of his/her class–sophomore, junior, or senior–and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college work.
- Graduate students who have been unconditionally admitted to a degree-granting program may be elected to membership upon completion of two graduate courses in Spanish with an average which, if continued, will make them eligible for a graduate degree.
Dr. Vanessa Rodriguez de la Vega is the sponsor for Missouri State’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi.
Congratulations to the new members!