May 11, 2021
Six St. Bonaventure University students were inducted into the Xi Delta Chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi.
The induction was held May 7 and was conducted by the chapter adviser, Dr. Leigh A. Simone, assistant professor of modern languages.
New members of Sigma Delta Pi are Marisol Woods-Jones of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania; Emily E. Holstein of Milford, Delaware; Adele M. Caputo of Manlius, New York; Gabriella M. Savarino of Clarence Center, New York; Alby Alex of New City, New York; and Addison O. Gremli of Skaneateles, New York.
Current member in attendance was Elizabeth Somelofske.
Founded in 1919, Sigma Delta Pi is the largest international foreign language society in the world with over 540 chapters and the only honor society devoted exclusively to students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities.
The mission of the honor 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 encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture; and to foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech.
About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. In 2020, St. Bonaventure was named the #2 regional university value in New York and #3 in the North by U.S. News and World Report.