SWOSU Begins New Spanish Honor Society


SWOSU Spanish Honor Society
Several students and faculty were recently inducted into Southwestern Oklahoma State University's new chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, a Spanish honor society. Pictured are (from left): Linda Hertzler-Crum, member and Spanish instructor; Gail Lettkeman, honorary member; Tamara Gregory of Navajo, Travis Hasley of Frederick and Joel Kardokus of Lookeba-Sickles, charter members; Susan Al-Jarrah, honorary member; and Dr. Cynthia Pena, chapter sponsor.

Charter members of Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s new chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, a Spanish honor society, were recently inducted in a ceremony held in Weatherford.

New initiates include Tamara Gregory, Navajo; Travis Hasley, Frederick; and Joel Kardokus, Lookeba-Sickles.  Susan Al-Jarrah and Gail Lettkeman were named honorary members.  Sponsor for the new group is Dr. Cynthia Peña, Spanish professor at SWOSU. Hasley will serve as the first president, Kardokus as vice president, and Gregory as secretary/treasurer. 

To be eligible for Sigma Delta Pi, students have to be Spanish majors who rank in the upper 35% of their class and have at least a 3.0 grade point average.

 The group is already planning service projects for the upcoming 2009 spring semester.  One project is a Spanish Language Fair for high school and middle school students.