For the first time in its history, the College of Charleston’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate Hispanic honor society, has been given the Honor Chapter Award for excellence during the 2010-11 year. The College’s chapter was one of 11 chapters selected out of nearly 600 nationwide.

Chapters are judged based on the number of initiation ceremonies held, the number of activities undertaken, the quality of the activities, the relevance of the activities to Sigma Delta Pi’s mission, and the evidence of involvement of student members and officers. The national award has been given since the 1980s.

During the past year, students taught Spanish lessons to kindergarten classes at Meeting Street Academy, planned the 7th Annual South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year program, co-hosted a reception for the Panamanian and Honduran ambassadors, tied for first place in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs’ World Cultures Fair, and held two initiation ceremonies.

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