The Assumption College Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Cultures has announced that Abigail Griswold, of Upton, MA, has become a member of Sigma Delta Pi, the national Spanish honor society. Griswold, a member of the class of 2018 was inducted into the honor society on Thursday, April 7.
“We are excited to welcome the new members to Assumption’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi,” said Maryanne L. Leone, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish and one of the advisors of Assumption’s Spanish honor society. “It is with great pride that we recognize this group of students for their hard work, discipline, and love for the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.”
Initiation into the society requires a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in Spanish courses, as well as a minimum of one third-year level Spanish literature course or Hispanic culture and civilization course. Students must also have a minimum of three semesters of college study and be ranked among the top 35 percent of their class.
During the induction ceremony, Dona Kercher, Ph.D., professor of Spanish and film at Assumption, was honored with Sigma Delta Pi’s national award la Orden de los Descubridores. Dr. Kercher founded Assumption’s chapter in 2004.