April 1, 2016

The University of Sioux Falls is proud to announce its new chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, a national collegiate Hispanic honor society. Four students will be inducted into the chapter on Sunday, April 10 at 12 p.m. in the McDonald Center.

The 2016 induction class includes the following students:

Miranda Cain, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Erin VanTol, Rock Valley, Iowa

Tara Starzec, Columbus, Neb.

Abigail Vandenbosch, Orange City, Iowa

Sigma Delta Pi was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California Berkeley. The Society's insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel, representing Castille, León and Aragón. Sigma Delta Pi's colors are red and gold, its flower is the red carnation, and its motto is the Greek phrase "Spanías Didagéi Proágomen" meaning "Let's go forth/continue forth under the teaching/guidance of the Spanish language."

The mission of Sigma Delta Pi is as follows:

1. To honor those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples;
2. To honor those who have made the Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the English-speaking world;
3. To encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture;
4. To foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech;
5. To serve its membership in ways which will contribute to the attainment of the goals and ideals of the society.

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