Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Phi Sigma Iota Induction Spring 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010, the Languages Department hosted the 2010 Initiation of five new members into our chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society.
Congratulations to our new members, Aindrea Early (Spanish), Alexander Hart (Spanish), Sarah Hodson (Spanish), Jessica Shanks (Spanish) and Aimee Smolczyk (French). The ceremony was hosted by the sponsor of PSI, Dr. Jennifer Colón. Present at this year's ceremony were Aindrea, Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky presenting, and Aimee, Dr. Susan Myers presenting. Our new members were welcomes by the current chapter president, Julie Boshae. Both Aindrea and Aimee spoke to us about their language (see below). Alexander Hart, who could not be with us on Saturday, shared with us later, "My language studies have opened my mind and increased my continuing interest in learning about and communicating with other cultures. Language is fascinating and I will continue to strive to learn more languages and about more cultures as my career develops." Thank you, too, Alex, for the great picture!

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