The Arkansas Tech University chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate Hispanic honor society, has been named a Sigma Delta Pi Honor Chapter for its activities during the 2011-12 academic year.
Only 14 chapters across the United States earned the Sigma Delta Pi Honor Chapter distinction for 2011-12. This is the first time that the Arkansas Tech chapter has earned the award.
According to a news release from Sigma Delta Pi, all 585 chapters across the United States are asked to submit an annual report each May. The Sigma Delta Pi national executive committee selects 10-to-15 honor chapters on an annual basis.
The recognition as a Sigma Delta Pi Honor Chapter is based upon "the caliber of chapter projects that reflect the Sigma Delta Pi mission of honoring excellence in the study of the Spanish language, contributing to cultural understanding and upholding the goals of the society."
Dr. Alejandra Carballo, assistant professor of Spanish, serves as the Sigma Delta Pi advisor at Arkansas Tech. The chapter was established on campus in 2010.
Sigma Delta Pi traces the origins of its national organization back to Nov. 14, 1919, when it was founded on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley.
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