category: Academics

Carson-Newman’s Sigma Delta Pi chapter earns high marks from national honor society

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.

Previous Post

University earns multiple honors at national convention

Next Post

University honors years of service

Related Posts

  • Academics

    Carson-Newman, FBC Mt. Juliet, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, partner in new Nashville Education Center initiative

    During a special celebration held on the campus of First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet, Carson-Newman University and Mount Juliet Christian Academy announced a new initiative that paves the way for … Read more

  • Academics

    Student-athletes celebrated during Eagle Scholars Event

    Over 300 student-athletes were recognized for their accomplishments on the field of competition and in the classroom during the 11th annual Eagle Scholars Ceremony. Click here to read more.

  • Academics

    University presents 2023 Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award

    Carson-Newman University honored Dr. Wesley McMasters with its 2023 Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award. The recognition came during the University’s Fall Convocation on Aug. 22. McMasters, who serves as assistant … Read more