Cameron University's Delta Rho Chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the Foreign Language International Honor Society, welcomed new members during its recent Initiation Banquet. Phi Sigma Iota recognizes outstanding ability and achievement in the study or teaching of academic fields related to foreign language, literature or culture. Inducted into the Delta Rho chapter and granting permission for publication were CU students Nicholas Gautier and LeiLani Roman, Lawton.
Gautier is a senior majoring in Computer Science with a minor in German. Roman is a senior majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in German.
Maribel Gomez, Lawton, will serve as the organization’s president for 2018-19, Geraldine Brady, Lawton, will serve as vice president and secretary/treasurer. Dr. Jose Gonzalez will serve as faculty advisor, assisted by co-advisor Dr. Teresa M. Lubrano.
Scholarship and awards were also presented during the ceremony. Gomez was awarded the Graziella Scholarship, and Brady received a Delta Rho Benke Scholarship.
Founded in 1922, Phi Sigma Iota was the first language society to receive membership in the U.S. Association of College Honor Societies. Membership is by invitation only and is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. The Delta Rho Chapter at Cameron University, chartered in May 1988, was the first Phi Sigma Iota chapter chartered in the state of Oklahoma.
April 18, 2018