The new 2014-2015 Executive board:
President - Chrysanthemum Gorosope
Vice President - Adriana Cordero
Secretary/Historian - Jennifer Hilger
Treasurer - Uriel Carillo
Ambassador - Sarah Barber
Public Relations - Anna Frisbie
2014 Winter Intitiation Ceremony:
On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Sigma Delta Pi at Marquette was please to add 34 new initiates to the chapter. The names are as follows:
*Indicates Graduate Students
There are many scholarships being offered for trips focused on Spanish culture, language-learning, and service. For more information and due dates, go to the national SDP website at www.sigmadeltapi.org
El Premio Mario Vargas Llosa
Sigma Delta Pi and the the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese co-sponsor their Mario Vargas Llosa Award, granted yearly to one undergraduate Spanish major or minor who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all upper-division courses completed and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities as related to Spanish. Check back in the spring of 2015 for the official nomination form and award criteria.
El Premio Gabriela Mistral
Any/every active chapter may nominate one outstanding student per year for El Premio Gabriela Mistral. The awardee, who may be either a graduate or undergraduate student, must be an active member of Sigma Delta Pi, as defined in the By-laws. Nominations, together with supporting documentation, including several letters of recommendation and a current transcript, should be e-mailed to the Executive Director. Winners will be given a handsome certificate and a book award.
El Club de Conversación (Tertulia) is from 7pm-8pm every Wednesday the club meets to practice speaking Spanish. It is an informal social event, and anyone is allowed to come. It is located at Holthusen 4th floor OIE office. Bring your friends!
Recent Accomplishments of the Chapter:
For the 21st consecutive year (1992 to present) Gamma Gamma has been declared a "Chapter of Honor and Merit", a distinction only given to the ten best chapters in the country for their outstanding services in various areas (e.g., community, academic, social, etc.). The decision is based on the chapter's Activities Report for a given year. Gamma Gamma is the only chapter in the nation to have achieved this honor 21 years in a row.
Jessica Michelle Craft, Florida State University
Spencer Laine Key, Texas Tech University
Damaris Mayans-Ramon, University of Florida
Guillermo Severiche, Louisiana State University
To find additional information of chapter's projects and activities for 2014-15, please contact the Sigma Delta Pi, Gamma Gamma chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org.