Buies Creek, N.C.—On Wednesday, Oct. 1, 10 students were inducted into the new Campbell University chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi.
Among the first students to be inducted into the honor society are Jessica Nichole Barrow, Mildred Campbell, Janet Denise Felts, Laura Gates, Josué Efrain López, Erica Rae McAllister, Tamika Elizabeth Peterson, Erica Yvette Rojas, Justin Gary Tilghman and Caitlyn Marie Warren. Also initiated as honorary members of the honor society were Dr. Mark Hammond, dean of Campbell University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. David Steegar, associate professor of French.
Founded in 1919 at the University of California at Berkeley, Sigma Delta Pi honors those who have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all Spanish courses taken. Candidates must also rank in the upper 35 percent of their class and must have completed at least three semesters of college work. Graduate students may also be elected to membership upon completion of two graduate courses in Spanish. Sigma Pi Delta is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, the nation’s only certifying agency for college and university honor societies.
“The initiation ceremony was a very special celebration to me since I have been teacher to each one of the students inducted and have seen first-hand their hard work and dedication to Spanish studies,” said Dr. Tatiana Séeligman, assistant professor of Spanish. “Their induction into this society is testimony to the strength and support that Spanish and Foreign Languages receive at Campbell.”
Photo Copy: From left, Jessica Barow, Millie Campbell, Janet Felts, Laura Gates, Caity Warren, Erica Rojas, Tamika Peterson, Erica McAllister, Josué López.