2018 Sigma Delta Pi (National Spanish Honor Society) Celebration
SIGMA DELTA PI
National Spanish Honor Society
Kappa Upsilon Chapter
University of Delaware
May 4, 2018
Ceremony and Awards Reception
Trabant Room 209-211
Spanías Didagéi Proágomen
On May 4, 2018, the Spanish Program at the University of Delaware inducted 19 new members into the Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi. The festivities were organized and directed by Dr. Susan McKenna. After the pledge, Drs. Gladys Ilarregui and Alexander Selimov read a moving selection of poetry to inspire the initiates and awardees. Brendan Evans also played three lively pieces on guitar, La Filla del Marxant, Traditional, arranged by Miguel Llobet; Etude no. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos; Campanas del Alba by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza; and El Registro by Antonio Lauro. Following the musical interlude, the outstanding students in our 300 and 400 level courses and our graduate classes were recognized for their academic achievements. Congratulations to them all!
SIGMA DELTA PI 2018 INITIATES
Elena González Sánchez
Fernando Ruiz Garcia
John Vaile III
SIGMA DELTA PI AWARDS
Sigma Delta Pi Book Award
The National Spanish Honor Society honors the new initiate majoring in Spanish major with the highest cumulative index.
Recipient: Hailey Zirkle (GPA 3.987)
Awards for Excellence in Spanish Studies
Best Graduate Student Essay
Awarded for the best essay by a graduate student in Spanish Studies. Recipient:
Robert Pritchard for his essay “El desdoblamiento de Carmen Martín Gaite: La concienciación política en El cuarto de atrás” written under the direction of Professor Joan Brown.
Best Essay in Upper-division Hispanic Literature and Culture Courses
Awarded for the best essay in an undergraduate upper-division course in Hispanic literature.
Daniel Schaefer for his essay “Viernes sereno” written under the direction of Professor Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz.
Best Essay in Hispanic Literature Survey Courses
Awarded for the best essay in an undergraduate survey course in Hispanic literature. Recipient:
Rachel Rosenberg for her essay titled “Indigenismo—‘Choc Mool’ y ‘Malccoy’” written under the direction of Professor Meghan McInnis-Domínguez.