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French and Spanish Honor Societies

Pi Delta Phi

This French honor society was founded at Berkeley, California, in 1906. It became a national honor society in 1925 and now has more than 275 chapters at accredited public and private colleges and universities. The purpose of the society is to recognize outstanding scholarship in French language and literature, to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world and to stimulate and encourage French cultural activities. The Albright College chapter of Pi Delta Phi (called Iota Mu) was inaugurated in 1981.

On April 14, 2016, four new members (Christa Beveridge '18, True Kessler '17, Samantha Crowley '18, and Courtney Gehman '18) were inducted into the Iota Mu chapter of Pi Delta Phi. The induction ceremony was followed by a dinner hosted by the French faculty to honor new and current members of Pi Delta Phi.

2016 inductees of Pi Delta Phi

Sigma Delta Pi

Founded in 1919, Sigma Delta Pi is the largest foreign language honor society in the world with over 540 active chapters. Albright’s chapter, Xi Zeta, was founded over twenty years ago. Sigma Delta Pi is the only honor society in the United States devoted to students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities. Its mission is to recognize those who have excelled in the study of the Spanish language and the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. The organization also honors those who have made important contribution to modern Hispanic literature and culture. Past inductees include Elena Poniatowska, Carlos Fuentes, Fernando Arrabal, Carmen Laforet, Camilo José Cela, Dámaso Alonso and Antonio Buero Vallejo. Albright student members must achieve a high overall grade point average as well as a high grade point average in their Spanish courses. Membership is a true mark of distinction, and the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures are proud of the students who have achieved this milestone.

On May 23, 2015, Abby Walke, Sophia Rivera, Sarah Crothers, Jordan Gibson, Lanée Groce-Volinski, Kelly Katzenstein, Sharese Nealy, Cristina Santiago, Milca Méndez-Cevallos, María Meléndez, Erin Hand, Johneice Jackson, and Leonard McKinley were inducted into Xi Zeta.

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