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¡Bienvenidos al Capítulo de Gamma Gamma!

Our new E-board for 2013-2014, Chris Casey– President, Alexis Holbach- Vice President, Jennifer Hilger- Secretary/Historian, Mary Chianakas– Treasurer, Joanna Kelley- Ambassador, and Nancy Magiera- Webmaster/ Public relations.

Initiation Ceremony

On Sunday, March 30th, 2014, Sigma Delta Pi at Marquette was happy to initiate 27 new members. We were very proud to have Dr. Sonia Barnes(Marquette University)

as our guest speaker.

Sonia Barnes

The newly initiated members include:

Sarah Barber

Austin Beeber

Rodrigo Carlson

Bridget Carlson

Rachel Fricke

Anna Frisbie

Chrysanthemum Gorospe

Natasha Hansen

Samuel Hernández-Ramirez

Hilary Hungerford

Allison Jacobs

Nicholas Kaminski*

Aleeza Kanner

Alex Lautman

Nicole Leonard

Keenan McAuliffe

Dana McLain

Edwin Medina

Elisia Meyle

Sarah Nisivaco

Manuel Ocaña

Emily Runnoe

Shawni Smith

Kayla Spencer

Jaclyn Villaseñor

Ivette Zúñiga

*Graduate Student Initiate



There are many scholarships being offered for trips focused on Spanish culture, language-learning, and service. For more information and due dates, go to the national SDP website at

El Premio Mario Vargas Llosa
Sigma Delta Pi and the the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese co-sponsor their Mario Vargas Llosa Award, granted yearly to one undergraduate Spanish major or minor who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all upper-division courses completed and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities as related to Spanish. Check back in the spring of 2013 for the official nomination form and award criteria.

El Premio Gabriela Mistral
Any/every active chapter may nominate one outstanding student per year for El Premio Gabriela Mistral. The awardee, who may be either a graduate or undergraduate student, must be an active member of Sigma Delta Pi, as defined in the By-laws. Nominations, together with supporting documentation, including several letters of recommendation and a current transcript, should be e-mailed to the Executive Director. Winners will be given a handsome certificate and a book award.


Recent Accomplishments of the Chapter:

For the 21st consecutive year (1992 to present) Gamma Gamma has been declared a "Chapter of Honor and Merit", a distinction only given to the ten best chapters in the country for their outstanding services in various areas (e.g., community, academic, social, etc.). The decision is based on the chapter's Activities Report for a given year. Gamma Gamma is the only chapter in the nation to have achieved this honor 21 years in a row.

Awards given to Chapter Members during 2013-14:

Congratulations to the following recipients of Sigma Delta Pi scholarships for this year's awards program:
Larrisa Swartz (Wright State University), Adrienne Croom (Arkansas Tech University), María Robles Romero (Hunter College),
Nora Peterson (Illinois Wesleyan University), Shana Sánchez (Eastern Illinois University), Carolina Cruz (Rockhurst University)

Congratulations to the following recipients of Sigma Delta Pi's study abroad stipends for this year's awards program:

Elizabeth Ditch (Truman State University), Dragana Bozinova (Montclair State University), Johanna Castillo (Catholic University of America), Alejandra Uribe (Florida Atlantic University), Zachary Baillie (Arkansas Tech University), Nicholas Armstrong (Loyola University-New Orleans), Jenna Polley (Minnesota State University Moorhead), Zachary Call (Eastern Illinois University), Anna Derian (U. of South Carolina), Aide Denice Hernandez (University of California, Irvine), Alexa Anthony (U. of South Carolina)

Congratulations to the 2014 Recipients of Sigma Delta Pi Graduate Research Grants!:

Jessica Michelle Craft, Florida State University
Spencer Laine Key, Texas Tech University
Dámaris Mayans-Ramón, University of Florida
Guillermo Severiche, Louisiana State University


El Club de Conversación (Tertulia) from 7-8 every Wednesday the club meets to practice speaking Spanish. It is an informal social event. It is located at Holthusen 4th floor OIE office. Come anytime, this is not a tutoring service but a social occasion to use Spanish.

Should you need additional information of chapter's projects and activities for 2013-14, please contact the Sigma Delta Pi, Gamma Gamma chapter at



SDP dinner Cempazuchi


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