¡Felicitaciones! New Members of Sigma Delta Pi, National Spanish Honors Society

The Spanish Section of the Department of Modern Languages congratulates the following Spanish majors, minors, and graduate students for their induction into the National Collegiate Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, on November 11, 2021.

  • Sabina Godinez 
  • Jessica Flores 
  • Kayla Craigmile 
  • Cade Ciesielski 
  • Fernanda Ramírez Tello 
  • Jenika Hazelbaker 
  • Elizabeth Guevara 
  • Maly Sears 
  • Alice Miller 
  • Elizabeth Irvine  
  • Tess Fairbanks  
  • Tori Ward 
  • Sami Weber 

The ceremonial induction includes a symbolic candle-lighting from the “madre vela” (mother candle), the signing of the chapter register, and the distribution of certificates, pins, and red flowers. The event was organized by Dr. Valentin-Rivera and attended by Spanish Faculty and current Sigma Delta Pi members. After the Spanish language ceremony, everyone enjoyed refreshments with family, friends, and faculty.

Members of Sigma Delta Pi are eligible for study abroad scholarships through the organization, graduate students have the opportunity to apply for research grants, and both graduate and undergraduate students may participate in panels organized by Sigma Delta Pi at national conferences. At Kansas State, the chapter organizes 1-2 events each semester, and last Fall’s Día de los Muertos storytelling events were a lot of fun for both group members and K-State Spanish students.

Interested in joining this prestigious national honors society and participating in K-State Spanish events and activities? If you meet the below criterion — as defined by the National By-Laws of Sigma Delta Pi — you’re eligible! Contact Dr. Valentin-Rivera (lvalentin [at] ksu [dot] edu).

  • You have taken 3 years of college Spanish classes (18 total credit hours, including one 500-level literature or culture course; the literature/culture course or the 18th-credit-hour may be in progress during the semester of initiation)
  • You maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.20 at K-State and have completed at least 3 semesters of college courses
  • You maintain a 3.0 in all your Spanish courses


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