Holy Cross' Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi Earns National Award

The recognition was conferred to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide

Omicron Epsilon, Holy Cross' Chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, has been named an "Honor Chapter" for its outstanding activities in 2019-20, an award that was bestowed to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide.

This marks the fourth time since 1997 that Holy Cross has received this distinction. Co-Chapter Advisers Bridget Franco, Daniel Frost and Rodrigo Fuentes, as well as the 20 students involved in the society, were instrumental in earning this year's recognition.

Each year, the 627 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi nationwide are asked to submit an annual report detailing their numerous activities and projects from the academic year. Based on these reports, the National Executive Committee chooses approximately 10-15 "Honor Chapters" annually. This recognition is based upon the caliber of chapter projects that reflect the Sigma Delta Pi mission of honoring excellence in the study of the Spanish language, contributing to cultural understanding and upholding the goals of the society.

Founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1919, Sigma Delta Pi is the largest foreign-language honor society in existence. Sigma Delta Pi is one of 19 honor societies on the College of the Holy Cross campus.

Honored students include:

  • Jason Aldave '20: West Hartford, Conn., psychology major
  • Megan Apostolides '20: Greenwich, Conn., international studies major
  • Katherine Beckerman '20: Duxbury, Mass., English major
  • Alessandro Campagna '20: Bristol, R.I., Spanish major
  • Lisseth Chavez Cruz '20: Falls Church, Va., Spanish major
  • Sarah Christo '20: Mansfield, Mass., economics major
  • Anne Croke '20: Holliston, Mass., psychology and Spanish major
  • Emma DeFrancesco '20: Slingerlands, N.Y., Spanish and psychology major
  • Theresa Gervais '20: Chelsea, Maine, Spanish major
  • Elizabeth Hallahan '20: Holden, Mass., history major
  • Nuryelis Herrera '20: Methuen, Mass., psychology and Spanish
  • Kathleen Kelsh '20: Evanston, Ill., political science major
  • Alyssa Martinez '20: Plainfield, Conn., international studies major
  • Elena Miceli '20: Exeter, R.I., Spanish major
  • Sarah Mondo '20: Hingham, Mass., political science major
  • Maegan Moriarty '20: Old Lyme, Conn., Spanish major
  • Marygrace Pier '20: Sudbury, Mass., sociology and Spanish major
  • Shannon Quirk '20: Kensington, Md., economics major
  • Charles Ryan '20: Duxbury, Mass., international studies major
  • Mary Catherine Sebby '20: Glenview, Ill., Spanish major