Sigma Delta Pi Chosen to Present at International Conference
Posted by Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois on Monday, Jul. 7, 2014
The University of Minnesota, Morris chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi has been chosen as one of four chapters nationwide to present at the 96th Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in Panama City, Panama. Members of the chapter’s executive board—Amy Grant ’14, Katie Jacobson ’14, Erica Mumm ’14, and Ashley Thorpe ’14—will attend the conference July 8–11.
Their presentation, “Creating Community Connections,” will be a part of Sigma Delta Pi’s “Best Practices” session, which demonstrates what individual chapters are doing to promote multiculturalism and leadership. Their presentation will provide a quick overview of the multicultural outreach programs at Morris, including English as a Second Language courses, the Spanish Film Festival, and the Morris Jane Addams Project.
The conference presents an important opportunity for the students involved. Since all four presenters recently finished their undergraduate degrees, the experience of a attending a conference is useful for whatever they intend to pursue.
“As recent graduates from our undergrad, this is an awesome chance for us as new members of the big-kid job market to set ourselves apart from our peers,” Jacobson says.
“It’s our first professional conference that we’re going to, let alone presenting at, so it’ll be a good opportunity to have this under our belt,” adds Mumm.
Sigma Delta Pi is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of South Carolina, a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and partners with the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. For more information, visit sigmadeltapi.org.
Pictured above: Sigma Delta Pi executive board members Katie Jacobson ’14 and Erica Mumm ’14.