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Students inducted into foreign languages honor society

Contact: Christina Chapple


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PHI SIGMA IOTA INDUCTEES – Inductees, faculty and guests who participated in the induction ceremony March 19 for Southeastern Louisiana University’s Zeta Alpha Chapter of the international foreign languages honor society Phi Sigma Iota are, from left, front, Veronica Wills and Janice Fan; middle, Kasey Santanen, Vanessa Thibodeaux, Stephanie Charboneau, faculty members Kathy Kolb and Agnieszka Gutthy; back, faculty member Francesco Fiumara, Spanish Embassy education advisor Antonio Matarredona, faculty Marcela Escudero de Espinel, Marta Gumpert, and Margaret Marshall; Rachel Carazo, Kendall Kyzar, Hannah Locke, Foreign Languages administrative assistant Virgina Creel, and faculty, Evelyne Bornier, Mariela Sánchez, and Lucia Harrison, department head.

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures on March 19 inducted new members of the Zeta Alpha Chapter of the international foreign languages honor society Phi Sigma Iota.

     “This is the fifth time the department has recognized the outstanding ability of its students with induction into Phi Sigma Iota,” said Department Head Lucia Harrison, who presided over the ceremony at Michabelle along with faculty advisor Agnieszka Gutthy.

     Antonio Matarredona, education advisor at the Embassy of Spain, was a special guest at the induction of the 13 members.

     Inductees are Veronica Wills and Teryn Ivey-Elam, Hammond; Rachel Carazo, Ponchatoula; Kasey Santanen, Walker; Taylor Richardson and Samantha Sigers, Baton Rouge; Stephanie Charboneau, Lacombe; Hannah Locke, Slidell; Kendall Kyzar, Pearl River; Julie McVean Foret, Franklinton; Janice Fan, Metairie; Joshua Lincecum, St. Rose; and Vanessa Thibodeaux, Houma. 

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