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Sigma Delta Pi, Hurricane Dorian, Grants and Award Programs with NO DEADLINES

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Sigma Delta Pi’s national office in Charleston, S.C. is now fully operational despite interruptions from Hurricane Dorian.  Thanks for your patience as we overcame delays last week with our service to our members.

As you prepare for your chapter activities to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s centennial (1919-2019) this fall, please remember that applications and nominations for the following programs and recognitions are accepted year round:

 NO DEADLINES:

 Applications for Chapter Project Grants: Click here for details and application.

Nominations for the Gabriela Mistral Award.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de José Martí.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Click here for details.

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Click here for online ordering (downloadable forms have been discontinued).

Click here for National Announcements and News blog

Sigma Delta Pi: Graduate Research Grant Program, 2020

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Sigma Delta Pi, National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society

is pleased to announce its graduate research grant program for the summer of 2020 and the 2020-21 academic year. An eligible graduate student who is an active member of Sigma Delta Pi may apply for one grant of up to $2000 to support travel ABROAD to Spain, Spanish America or another region outside of the U.S. where Spanish is spoken, and for the sole purpose of research related to Hispanic Studies.  No more than five total grants may be awarded in 2020 based upon the quality and depth of the pool of applications.

Click here for additional details and downloadable application form.

Sigma Delta Pi Mourns the Loss of Dr. James Ray Chatham, Sigma Delta Pi Honorary President

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Dr. James Ray Chatham (1931-2019)

On August 12, 2019, Dr. James Ray Chatham, Honorary President of Sigma Delta Pi, passed away at the age of 87.  Dr. Chatham was an accomplished academic leader who served as Head of his Department of Foreign Languages at Mississippi State University from 1964-1983, and Executive Director of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) from 1984-1993. A long-time advocate of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Dr. Chatham worked with Sigma Delta Pi’s National President, Dr. Richard E. Chandler, in October 1984 to secure the regular scheduling of Sigma Delta Pi’s triennial convention at the AATSP annual meeting. It was at Sigma Delta Pi’s triennial convention in August 1989 during the AATSP’s annual conference in San Antonio, TX, when President Chandler inducted Chatham into the Order of Don Quijote, one of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society’s highest recognitions.  Upon his initiation, Chatham simply responded with a quote from Baltasar Gracián: “Lo bueno, si breve, dos veces bueno.” On August 2, 1998 during Sigma Delta Pi’s 21st triennial convention at the AATSP’s 80th annual meeting in Madrid, Spain, SDP’s National President John H. LaPrade appointed James Ray Chatham as Honorary President along with Donald W. Bleznick of the University of Cincinnati and James Agustín Castañeda of Rice University.  Dr. Chatham served in this honorary role until his death this past August 12.  Sigma Delta Pi remembers Dr. Chatham with gratitude for his loyal advocacy and service, and we extend condolences to his family.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention and Centennial Celebration at the 101st AATSP Annual Conference in San Diego, CA: July 8-10, 2019

Did you miss Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention and Centennial Celebration (1919-2019) at the 101st AATSP Annual Conference in San Diego, CA Last Month?

 

 

Click here to see select photos.

Click here to see the numerous national SDP award winners announced in San Diego.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial Celebration Events Next Week: Triennial Convention at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference, July 8-11, 2019

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention and Centennial Celebration (1919-2019)

We hope to see  you next week at Sigma Delta Pi’s national centennial celebration events at the 101st Annual Conference of the AATSP,
July 8-11, 2019 at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, CA.  Online registration through June 7, 2019. 

Sigma Delta Pi Events at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference: 

Monday, July 8
1:30-2:45pm, Town & Country Room
AATSP Plenary Session: “A Century of Recognizing Student Excellence: Sigma Delta Pi (1919-2019) and the Honor Society”
Mark P. Del Mastro, Executive Director, College of Charleston

3:00-4:15pm, Town & Country Room
Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices and Informative Session

Wednesday, July 10
1:45-3:00pm, Royal Palm 6

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention

3:00-4:30pm
Sigma Delta Pi Reception sponsored by Vista Higher Learning

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Sigma Delta Pi’s Chapter Annual Report Due in 5 days!: June 10, 2019

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JUNE 10: ANNUAL REPORTS (REQUIRED OF ALL CHAPTERS).
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS ONLINE REPORT FORM.

NO DEADLINES: 

Applications for Chapter Project Grants. Click here for details and application.

Applications for Sigma Delta Pi-Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Chapter Grants. Click here for details and application.

Nominations for the Gabriela Mistral Award.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de José Martí.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Click here for details.

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Click here for online ordering (downloadable forms have been discontinued).

SIGMA DELTA PI MERCHANDISE (GREAT GIFTS FOR GRADUATING MEMBERS):

For the medallion and repostero, click here.

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles, click here.   

FOR REGULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS, VISIT: 

Click here for National Announcements and News blog.

ALSO SEE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS BELOW.

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June 10: Annual Reports (required of ALL chapters).
Click here to access online report form.

NO DEADLINES: 

Applications for Chapter Project Grants. Click here for details and application.

Applications for Sigma Delta Pi-Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Chapter Grants. Click here for details and application.

Nominations for the Gabriela Mistral Award.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de José Martí.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Click here for details.

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Click here for online ordering (downloadable forms have been discontinued).

SIGMA DELTA PI MERCHANDISE (GREAT GIFTS FOR GRADUATING MEMBERS):

For the medallion and repostero, click here.

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles, click here.   

FOR REGULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS, VISIT: 

Click here for National Announcements and News blog.

ALSO SEE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS BELOW.

Sigma Delta Pi Announces its 80th Anniversary Edition of _Entre Nosotros_: Primavera 2019

2019 not only marks the centennial of Sigma Delta Pi (1919-2019),
but it also represents the 80th anniversary of our national publication, Entre Nosotros.
To commemorate 80 years of the Society’s publication, we are pleased to release the spring 2019 issue with a “throwback” cover
that echoes the very first issue of Entre Nosotros published in March 1939.
Click on the cover below to see our latest, commemorative edition:

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Recipient of the 9th Annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award

 

Melanie Gamboa, Mario Vargas Llosa 2019

Melanie Gamboa,
Winner of the 2019 Mario Vargas Llosa Award

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) are pleased to announce that Melanie Gamboa of the University of the South is the recipient of the 9th annual 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. Ms. Gamboa will be recognized formally at the 101st Annual Conference of the AATSP in San Diego, CA, during the AATSP’s Celebration Dinner at the Town & Country Hotel at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Congratulations to Melanie for this exceptional honor.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial Celebration Events: Triennial Convention at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference, July 8-11, 2019

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention and Centennial Celebration (1919-2019)

Don’t miss our national centennial celebration events at the 101st Annual Conference of the AATSP,
July 8-11, 2019 at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, CA.  Online registration through June 7, 2019.

Sigma Delta Pi Events at the AATSP’s 101st Annual Conference: 

Monday, July 8
1:30-2:45pm
AATSP Plenary Session: “A Century of Recognizing Student Excellence: Sigma Delta Pi (1919-2019) and the Honor Society”
Mark P. Del Mastro, Executive Director, College of Charleston

3:00-4:15pm
Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices and Informative Session 

Wednesday, July 10
1:30-3:00pm

Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention

3:00-4:30pm
Sigma Delta Pi Reception sponsored by Vista Higher Learning

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