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March 4, 2019 at 2:34 pm

Sigma Delta Pi Initiates 12 New Members

Photo of the new initiates of Sigma Delta Pi with their initiation roses.

¡Felicidades! to the new initiates of Sigma Delta Pi: Alexander Petras, Allison Robertson, Annalee Davis, Carolyn Summerford, Cassidy Selep, Claire McGee, Colleen Cain, Emma Kane, Iyana Davis, Kaitlyn Booher, Liesl Ludwig, Molly Gannaway, and Rory O’Malley.

 

The Ohio University Chapter Pi Rho/Tao of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, initiated 12 new members at a Feb. 25 ceremony.

From left to right: Department of Modern Languages Chair, Dr. Chris Coski, Ex-adviser to Sigma Delta Pi, Dr. Mary Jane Kelley, with Officers of Sigma Delta Pi – Paige Wilson (Vice President), Katherine Broughton (Treasurer), Melody Weary (Secretary) – and current advisor of Sigma Delta Pi, Dr. Ashwini Ganeshan.

 

Sigma Delta Pi is the only national honor society recognizing outstanding college and university students of Spanish and requires members to hold a high GPA in Spanish and overall. ¡Felicidades! to the new initiates of Sigma Delta Pi: Alexander Petras, Allison Robertson, Annalee Davis, Carolyn Summerford, Cassidy Selep, Claire McGee, Colleen Cain, Emma Kane, Iyana Davis, Kaitlyn Booher, Liesl Ludwig, Molly Gannaway, and Rory O’Malley.

From left to right: Sigma Delta Pi members Emma Kane, Cassidy Selep, Maggie Saine, Spanish Professor Keith Woodall, Paige Wilson, Colleen Cain, and Vinny Lyons.

From left to right: Sigma Delta Pi members Emma Kane, Cassidy Selep, Maggie Saine, Spanish Professor Keith Woodall, Paige Wilson, Colleen Cain, and Vinny Lyons.

 

The ceremony, led by the officers of Sigma Delta Pi, is conducted in Spanish and includes the readings of a poem by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. In addition to the initiates and the officers, the ceremony was attended by members of Sigma Delta Pi, a former adviser of Sigma Delta Pi­, Spanish professors who are also Sigma Delta Pi members, and the chair of the Modern Languages Department, Dr. Chris Coski.

From left to right: Sigma Delta Pi members Ally Robertson, Cassidy Sellep, Maggie Saine, Spanish Professor Dr. Emilia Alonso-Sameño, Jim Nalley, and Vinny Lyons.

From left to right: Sigma Delta Pi members Ally Robertson, Cassidy Selep, Maggie Saine, Spanish Professor Dr. Emilia Alonso-Sameño, Jim Nalley, and Vinny Lyons.

 

The Ohio University chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, Pi Rho/Tao, is an Honor chapter for the year 2018–19. It was founded in 1986 and has inducted more than 450 members. Certification from the Association of College Honor Societies attests to Sigma Delta Pi’s legitimacy and renown, and more than 590 active chapters promote and reward the study of Spanish in U.S. colleges and universities.

From left to right: New Sigma Delta Pi initiates Kaitlyn Booher, Carolyn Summerford, and Rory O'Malley with Spanish Professor Dr. Betsy Partyka.

From left to right: New Sigma Delta Pi initiates Kaitlyn Booher, Carolyn Summerford, and Rory O’Malley with Spanish Professor Dr. Betsy Partyka.

 

For more information on Sigma Delta Pi, Chapter Pi Rho/Tao contact:

Sigma Delta Pi (sdp@ohio.edu)

Dr. Ashwini Ganeshan, Advisor (ganeshan@ohio.edu)

Carlye Stevens, President (cs008314@ohio.edu)

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