On March 28, 2012, seven Sweet Briar students were inducted into Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, in the Browsing Room of Cochran Library.
The largest foreign-language honor society in existence, Sigma Delta Pi was established on Nov. 14, 1919, at the University of California Berkeley. Sigma Delta Pi is devoted exclusively to deserving students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities.
The society’s insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel, representing Castilla, León and Aragón; the colors are red and gold; the flower is the red carnation; and the motto is the Greek phrase “Spanías Didagéi Proágomen,” which means “Let’s go forth/continue forth under the teaching/guidance of the Spanish language.”
The Sweet Briar College chapter, Rho Omega, was established in 1990. Students of Spanish who meet the qualifications for membership are invited to join. This year, Rho Omega welcomed Rebecca Andrade ’12, María Cuevas ’14, Anna Donko ’14, Alanna Keanne ’12, Jackelinne Montero ’13, Abbey Wilson ’12 and Sissy Winstead ’12.
The initiation ceremony was conducted by current member Victoria Bradley ’12 and Spanish assistant Estefanía Fernández-Neto.
¡Felicidades a todas!