Cameron University senior Lulu Skinner of Frederick, a Romance Languages Education major, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society. She is one of only six scholarship recipients nationwide. Skinner was inducted into Cameron's Delta Rho chapter of Phi Sigma Iota in Spring 2009.
"Lulu possesses very strong bilingual skills and shows promise of being a caring, competent and committed teacher of Spanish," says Dr. Teresa Lubrano, professor of foreign languages and faculty adviser for Delta Rho. "She is patient and kind in tutoring others who may be having difficulty grasping linguistic or literary concepts. I am confident she will be one of those teachers who will have a positive and lasting impact on her students and will continue to be a role model for other Hispanic women. She is a much deserving recipient of this prestigious scholarship."
Phi Sigma Iota recognizes outstanding accomplishment in the study or teaching of any of the academic fields related to foreign language, literature, or culture, including modern foreign languages, Classics, Linguistics, Philology, Comparative Literature, Bilingual Education, Second Language Acquisition and other interdisciplinary programs with a significant foreign language component. Membership is by invitation only and signifies the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages.
April 26, 2010