May 10, 2022
Six St. Bonaventure University students were inducted May 3 into the Xi Delta chapter of the national Spanish honor society Sigma Delta Pi.
The induction was conducted by chapter adviser Dr. Leigh A. Simone, assistant professor of World Languages and Cultural Studies.
Founded in 1919, Sigma Delta Pi is the largest international foreign language society in the world with more than 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.
New members of Sigma Delta Pi are Mary Esposito of Carmel, Grace Metz of East Amherst, Erik Stauderman of Hyde Park, Leah Gale of Byron, Morgan Kennedy of Geneseo, and Erica Gustafson of Clymer.
Current Sigma Delta Pi members in attendance were Alby Alex, Addison Gremli and Marisol Woods-Jones.
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. St. Bonaventure was named the #5 regional university value in the North in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 college rankings edition.