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Carson-Newman professor earns inaugural national award

Carson-Newman University’s Dr. Leonor Taiano Campoverde is the inaugural recipient of the Albatros Award presented by Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society and Albatros Ediciones. Taiano Campoverde, who serves as C-N’s Sigma Delta Pi chapter advisor and assistant professor of Spanish, was selected for the nationwide honor earlier this month.

Dr. Leonor Taiano Campoverde

The Albatros Award is granted yearly to one Sigma Delta Pi chapter advisor whose manuscript is accepted and published by Albatros Ediciones. Sigma Delta Pi will provide a subvention to Albatros Ediciones in the amount of $1,500 to support the publication of Taiano Campoverde’s book, “Alabanzas sospechosas: Máscaras imperiales y posturas novohispanas en la corte de Gaspar de la Cerda.”

Taiano Campoverde received her undergraduate degree from the University of Calabria (Italy) before earning a master’s degree from the University of Rome 3 (Italy), and a master’s degree from Potifical Univerity of Salamanca (Spain). She continued her education earning two doctorates from the University of Tromsø (Norway) and the University of Notre Dame (U.S.).

With its national office at the College of Charleston in South Carolina and with 641 chapters nationwide, 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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