ACU’s Sigma Delta Pi Chapter, Adviser Receive National Awards

Posted August 05, 2014

Abilene Christian University’s Omega Gamma chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has been named an "Honor Chapter" for the second consecutive year in 2013-14. Dr. Beatriz Walker, chapter adviser, was instrumental in earning this honor, which was awarded to only 12 chapters nationwide in 2014. Walker was also selected for the 2014 Minaya Álvar Fáñez Award, granted annually to Sigma Delta Pi’s chapter adviser of the year.

Each May, the nearly 600 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi across the U.S. are asked to submit an annual report detailing their numerous activities and projects from the academic year. The National Executive Committee chooses approximately 10-15 “Honor Chapters,” based on the caliber of chapter projects reflecting the Sigma Delta Pi mission: honoring excellence in the study of the Spanish language, contributing to cultural understanding and upholding the goals of the society.

"Bea Walker does an outstanding job with our chapter of Sigma Delta Pi," says Dr. Cole Bennett, professor and chair of ACU's Department of Language and Literature. "She generates enthusiasm, scholarship and love for language with these students. I can't imagine anyone else in that role at our university."

With its national office at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Sigma Delta Pi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, the nation’s only certifying agency for college and university honor societies.


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