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Pepperdine University’s Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi Earns National Award
Pepperdine University's chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society has been named an "Honor Chapter" for its outstanding activities in 2011-12. This is the 4th consecutive year that Pepperdine has received this award. Professor Lila McDowell Carlsen, Pepperdine's chapter advisor, was instrumental in earning this honor that was awarded to only 14 chapters nationwide in 2012.
Each May, all 585 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi across the US 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.
With its national office at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Sigma Delta Pi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, the nation's only certifying agency for college and university honor societies.