SC State University’s Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society to Host Induction Ceremony

Thursday, February 14, 2013

SC State’s Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society will host their annual induction ceremony on Thursday, Feb.  14, 2013 at 5 p.m. in the I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium.  During the induction ceremony two Spartanburg, S.C. natives, Lakesha Clawson, a senior Spanish and criminal justice major along with Loreshia Fullenwider, a junior political science major and Spanish minor will be recognized.  These students will be inducted alongside honorary members:  Dr. Cynthia Warrick, interim president of SC State University, Dr. W. Franklin Evans, vice president of Academic Affairs,  Dr. Leonard McIntyre, interim dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences, Dr. Learie Luke, associate dean and director of the Office of International Studies and Dr. Justin Niati, associate professor of French.

Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1919.SC State’s Iota Omega Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi was founded on Nov. 17, 2011 with the assistance of Dr. Margaret L. Morris, associate professor of Spanish and adviser to the Spanish Honor Society. In order to be inducted into the Spanish Honor Society a student member must have completed three years (18 credit hours) of college-level Spanish and a course in Hispanic literature, or Hispanic culture and civilization by their junior year at the University. All grades earned in the six courses must be of “A” or “B” quality. Honorary membership is offered to any administrator or faculty member who is notably interested in and supportive of Hispanic studies.