Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Hispanic Honor Society Chapter Receives National Recognition

KINGSVILLE - September 21, 2012

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

For the second time in three years, the Texas A&M University-Kingsville chapter of Sigma Delta Pi—the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society—has been selected as one of 14 national Honor Chapters in recognition of the organization’s year-long activities.

The A&M-Kingsville Gamma Lambda chapter was selected from 585 national chapters based on its numerous projects during the 2011-2012 academic year. An award letter from Sigma Delta Pi executive director Mark P. Del Mastro credited chapter adviser Marco Ìñiguez as instrumental in helping promote the chapter and its activities. Projects conducted during the reporting year include sponsoring a variety of on-campus speakers and presentations, including authors and ethnomusicians, establishing the first Dia de la Raza Art Contest and organizing two Sigma Delta Pi Academic Student Symposiums. 

According to the national Sigma Delta Pi organization, Honor Chapter 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.

Ìñiguez said there are currently 15-20 active chapter members and several former members who have since graduated and continue to network with the organization.

“Sigma Delta Pi, Gamma Lambda Chapter at A&M-Kingsville promotes academic success by encouraging the support and maintenance of the Hispanic cultural legacy represented at the university, local community and South Texas, in general,” Ìñiguez said. “Sigma Delta Pi is also interested in strengthening personal, cultural and social aspects of student members of the organization in order to create a diverse, interactive community on campus and at-large.

“Sigma Delta Pi works to create opportunities and awareness on campus to accept Spanish and Hispanic culture as a growing segment of the U.S. culture,” he said.

Ìñiguez said the group plans to continue its bevy of activities during 2012-2013 and plans to sponsor a regional conference at A&M-Kingsville for Spanish clubs, honor societies and area Spanish classes in spring 2013.

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