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Phi Sigma Iota foreign language honor society inducts new members

Contact: Christina Chapple


Phi Sigma Iota inductees, guests

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PHI SIGMA IOTA INDUCTEES – Southeastern Louisiana University students and faculty recently inducted into the Zeta Alpha Chapter of the Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Society, shown along with Southeastern faculty, administrators and guests, were, from left, first row, Erin Triche, Devin Champagne, Michele Burns, Lucia Harrison, Agnieszka Gutthy, Marta Gumpert; second row, Antonio Matarredona, Elizabeth K. Fox, Erica Ingram, Tara Hart, Mariela Sánchez; third row, Brent McGovern, Christopher Paul, Casey Hoover, George Townsend Dorrill, Sarah Spence,  Margaret Marshall; back row, Jorrit Van Belzen, Debra Westall, Francesco Fiumara, Luz Esacobar, John Tiley, Katherine Kolb, Marcela Escudero de Espinel.

     HAMMOND Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has inducted 14 students and two faculty members into its Zeta Alpha Chapter of the Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Society.

     Inductees were selected from among students studying Spanish and French. The initiation ceremony was conducted at Michabelle on March 17 by Department Head Lucia Harrison, and PSI faculty advisor Agnieszka Gutthy.

     Special guests included Bryan Depoy, assistant dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Southeastern graduate Debra Westall, professor of English at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain; and Antonio Matarredona, education advisor at the Embassy of Spain.

     Faculty members initiated into the honor society were English professors Sarah Spence and George Townsend Dorrill.

     Student inductees were John Tiley, Hammond; Devin Champagne, Amite; Casey Maureen Hoover, Ponchatoula; Christopher Paul and Tara Hart, Baton Rouge; Elizabeth Kristine Fox, Holden; Erica Ingram, Franklinton; Gail McWilliams, Covington; Jorrit Van Belzen, Abita Springs; Brent McGovern, Slidell; Erin Triche and Michele Burns, LaPlace.

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