Phi Sigma Iota On Friday evening, April 19, 2013, the Gamma Xi Chapter at Cabrini College inducted eight new members into the honor society (Kayla Ecke, Courtney Haugh, Kathleen McLaverty, Abiu Santos, Dara Schoch, Kim-Li Tran, Adrienne Warder, and Hannah Wheat).
Student officers and members prepared and directed the initiation by lighting the ceremonial candles as they read the contributions of world languages to universal culture.
In closing the ceremony, two graduating seniors—Carolina Drobenak and Antonella Durante—shared with the group how the study of languages expanded their college experience through educational opportunities abroad and transformational community-engagement projects.
In celebration of such a momentous occasion, the evening concluded with a delicious dinner shared by parents, students, and faculty.
Pictured, from left to right: Bottom: Kim Li-Tran, Dara Schoch, Antonella Durante (President), Jessica MeroneTop: Courtney Haugh, Dr. Nicholas Uliano (Faculty), Kayla Ecke, Hannah Wheat, Abiu Santos, Cynthia Halpern, Ph.D. (faculty advisor), Carolina Drobenak, Katheen McLaverty, Raquel Green, Ph.D. (faculty advisor)
Not present at the ceremony was Adrienne Warder.
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Phi Sigma Iota's new Officers: Adrienne Warder (President) and Dara Schoch (Vice-President/Treasurer).
As members of Phi Sigma Iota, we believe that:
a discerning and sympathetic understanding of the peoples of the world is essential to the welfare of humanity
peace among nations and international amity are dependent upon an altruistic willingness to appreciate the character, the ideals, and the culture and civilization of other countries
the study of foreign languages is one of the best means of contributing to such an understanding
a broad study of foreign culture is also essential to an adequate comprehension of other races and peoples
it is our duty as world citizens to learn all we can about foreign peoples and to strive to judge their achievements objectively, fairly, and tolerantly
it is our obligation to disseminate our knowledge and informed judgment of foreign peoples as widely as possible to further international understanding
it is incumbent upon us to attempt to inspire in others a desire to study the language, literature, and other cultural manifestations of foreign peoples
Membership is open to those students who pursue a concentration of foreign languages, maintain a B average in their entire college work and all foreign language courses, and have completed at least one foreign language course at the 300 level.