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Six Named to Hispanic Honor Society

Six Augustana students have been inducted into the College's Upsilon Omicron chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.

  • Michaela Bernard, class of 2014, Owatonna, Minn.
  • Logan Bulock, class of 2013, Fairmont, Minn.
  • Maria Cook, class of 2013, Little Canada, Minn.
  • Kathryn Johnson, class of 2014, Bloomington, Minn.
  • Amanda Knowler, class of 2013, Sioux Falls
  • Katherine Sturgeon, class of 2013, Omaha, Neb.

Drs. Pilar Cabrera Fonte and Michael Rueter, and Professor Sam Ogdie were also inducted as honorary members.

Sigma Delta Pi, established in 1919 at the University of California, Berkeley, currently has more than 580 chapters in the United States. The purpose of the Society is: to honor those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples; to honor those who have made the Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the English-speaking world; to encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture; to foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech; and to serve its membership in ways that will contribute to the attainment of the goals and ideals of the society.

Augustana's Upsilon Omicron chapter of Sigma Delta Pi was established in 2000. The faculty advisor is Elizabeth Herman, assistant professor of Spanish.