Sigma Delta Pi’s José Martel Award for Outstanding Chapter Adviser: Call for Nominations

Once every three years, at its national triennial convention, Sigma Delta Pi honors one of our most outstanding chapter advisers with a cash award and a beautiful plaque. Click here for a list of past recipients. The next José Martel Award will be presented in 2019 at Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention in San Diego, CA, in conjunction with the AATSP’s 101st annual conference at the Town and Country Hotel, July 8-11.

A nominee for this award must have served at one college or university as a successful chapter adviser for five consecutive years with at least one initiation each year, be currently serving as chapter adviser, and be nominated by a chapter or by a member of the Executive Council. The nomination must document the accomplishments of the adviser in connection with the chapter, as well as the adviser’s other academic achievements. Supporting letters/e-mails from the nominee’s dean and another high college official must accompany the nomination. It is suggested that the activities of the chapter during the past five years (including the 2018-19 academic year) be enumerated and described, and that a résumé detailing the nominee’s professional activities be included. For the 2019 award, the complete nomination packet must be sent by May 1, 2019 via e-mail to the Executive Director at delmastromp@cofc.edu. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

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The Premio José Martel commemorates the service of Dr. José Martel, who died August 22, 1979, at the age of 96, after serving Sigma Delta Pi loyally and unselfishly for over half a century in many capacities: chapter adviser, vice president, honorary president, faithful counselor, orator on national occasions, and polished author in the rewriting of parts of our ritual and in the preparation of award certificates. The inaugural José Martel Award was presented to Dr. Lucía D. Bonilla of Hunter College, CUNY in December 1971 at the triennial convention in New York.

 

 

Sigma Delta Pi’s Outstanding Chapter Adviser of the Year: PREMIO MINAYA ÁLVAR-FÁÑEZ, 2018

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate
Hispanic Honor Society, congratulates

Dr. Jerry Smartt, Friends University

Dr. Jerry Smartt of Friends University,
the 2018 recipient of the Minaya Álvar-Fáñez Award:

Established in 2004, this award may recognize yearly one Chapter Adviser for exemplary initiative in encouraging and assisting with chapter activities. The awardee will receive a plaque and a cash award and will be chosen by the Executive Committee on the basis of the Annual Reports that each active chapter submits at the end of the academic year.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE (EXTENDED)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE (EXTENDED):  January 31, 2018

Chapter news and pictures for possible publication in spring 2018 issue of Entre NosotrosClick here for details 

NO DEADLINES:

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

Nominations for the Orden de los Descubridores.  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:
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.

Click here for the National Facebook page.

Looking for a special holiday gift for a Sigma Delta Pi member?

The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society has two authorized retailers of official
Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:

 Kalamazoo Regalia (click here) for t-shirts, sweat shirts, ball cap, men’s silk tie, medallion pen, travel mug, license plate frame and membership certificate frames.

 Herff Jones (click here) for the Sigma Delta Pi pendant (choices of vermeil and sterling silver).

 Sigma Delta Pi’s National Office (click here) for the Sigma Delta Pi medallion.

Sigma Delta Pi: Orders, Fax Machine Decommissioned

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ!

PLEASE DESTROY ANY/ALL SIGMA DELTA PI ORDER FORMS YOU HAVE ON HAND: BOTH ELECTRONIC AND PAPER VERSIONS.

 As you will recall from the multiple notifications sent to you since last summer, Sigma Delta Pi no longer accepts orders for pins and certificates via e-mail or fax.  ALL orders MUST be placed using our online platform at https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/order-forms-for-initiation-materials/

 From the main webpage of www.sigmadeltapi.org, this online ordering platform is also found by clicking the “For Advisers” menu at the top of the webpage, clicking “Resource Page,” and then under the “Resources for Ceremonies” subheading, click:

ORDER FORMS FOR INITIATION CEREMONY MATERIALS (INCLUDES “REPOSTERO” AND MEDALLION)

With this platform, Sigma Delta Pi “retired” its long-standing fax machine and NO LONGER has a working fax or fax number.  Therefore please ensure that all future orders for pins and materials are always submitted using the aforementioned links.  Using old MS Word order forms will only delay the processing of your future orders as e-mailed orders cannot be processed since summer 2017.  And any attempts to submit orders via Sigma Delta Pi’s decommissioned fax number will be unsuccessful.

 Finally, please remember that only select Sigma Delta Pi merchandise is sold through the national office (e.g., medallions and the “repostero”).  All other official and approved Sigma Delta Pi merchandise items are sold through our exclusive authorized retailer: Kalamazoo Regalia.  All purchases of honor cords, stoles, chapter starter kits, altar runners, certificate frames, registry, hat, silk tie, shirts and sweatshirts should be made directly at http://honorgrads.com/categories.php?category=Sigma-Delta-Pi.

Thanks for your attention to these important details as we strive to avoid all delays with your ordering of Sigma Delta Pi membership materials and paraphernalia. If you have any related questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at delmastromp@cofc.edu or sdpnational@gmail.com.

Sigma Delta Pi: Upcoming Deadlines for Various Awards & Opportunities

Please note upcoming fall 2017 deadlines for Sigma Delta Pi:

October 31, 2017

Student submissions for 6th Annual Sigma Delta Pi “Best Practices Session.” Click here for details.

November 2017 (National Charter Month)

Submissions for 5th Annual Facebook B-Day Cake Photo Competition. Click here for details.

December 1, 2017

Entries for annual Frida Kahlo Award for outstanding chapter website. Click here for details 

December 21, 2017

Chapter news and pictures for possible publication in spring 2018issue of Entre NosotrosClick here for details 

NO DEADLINES:

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

Nominations for the Orden de los Descubridores.  Click here for details.

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

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Click here for order form.

Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:
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.

Click here for the National Facebook page.

Deadlines for other opportunities and awards to include our undergraduate study abroad awards and graduate research grants will be forthcoming later this fall.

Strive for “Honor Chapter” Status in AY 2016-17

Remember that next summer the Sigma Delta Pi Executive Committee will select “Honor Chapters” based on the required annual reports that each chapter will submit at the conclusion of the current (2016-17) academic year.

Is your chapter striving for “Honor Chapter” status this year?  See how at

http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Honor.Chapter.How.To.html

Southern Utah U and Loyola U New Orleans Awarded Chapter Project Grants

Sigma Delta Pi Chapters at Southern Utah University and Loyola University New Orleans were both awarded Chapter Project Grants for endeavors planned for fall 2016.  Chapter Phi Iota at Southern Utah will undertake a Day of the Dead celebration on November 2, 2016, and Chapter Mu Kappa of Loyola U New Orleans will execute a Hispanic Cultural Celebration and related fund raiser on October 14, 2016.

Each spring the 610+ chapters of Sigma Delta Pi are invited to submit applications for funding to support special chapter projects that reflect the mission of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.  Proposals are evaluated over the summer, and applicants are notified prior to the start of the fall term.  Click here for more information on the Chapter Project Grant program.

Dr. Comfort Pratt of Texas Tech U Granted Germán D. Carrillo Service Award

Professor Comfort Pratt of Texas Tech University was granted the inaugural Germán D. Carrillo Award for her outstanding service to the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society during the 2013-16 triennium.