category: Academics Carson-Newman’s Sigma Delta Pi chapter earns high marks from national honor society category: Academics | August 9, 2023 Carson-Newman University’s Gamma Chi Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2022-23, an award that was bestowed to only 12 chapters nationwide in 2023. This is the first time in the chapter’s 69-year history that it has earned the distinction. The society credits Drs. Mary Baldridge and Leonor Taiano Campoverde, C-N’s chapter faculty advisers, for their instrumental role in earning the award for their student group. In addition, Carson-Newman’s chapter was named co-recipient of the prestigious Phoenix Award, a national honor granted for a year of extraordinary and exemplary chapter activity as compared to previous years. Each summer, the National Executive Committee chooses approximately 10-15 “Honor Chapters” annually from the 634 chapters nationwide. The recognition is based upon the caliber of chapter projects reflecting Sigma Delta Pi’s mission of honoring excellence in the study of the Spanish language, contributing to cultural understanding, and upholding the goals of the society. Founded in 1919 and with its national office at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Sigma Delta Pi is also a member since 1966 of the Association of College Honor Societies, the nation’s only certifying agency for college and university honor societies.