Two Northwestern students initiated into national Hispanic honor society

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Two Northwestern students initiated into national Hispanic honor society

March 29, 2016

National Hispanic Honor Society CeremonyDuring a recent initiation ceremony, Chandler Steckbeck (center) and Abubakar-Sadik Malik (right) became members of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Society. Conducting the ceremony are Dr. Francisco Martinez and Dr. Claudia Young.

Two Northwestern Oklahoma State University students were inducted into a national Hispanic honor society Friday, March 25, on the Alva campus during an initiation ceremony.

Chandler Steckbeck, Enid junior majoring in English, and Abubakar-Sadik Malik, Accra, Ghana, senior majoring in biology, are now members of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Society.

“This society recognizes students for their efforts in the study of the Spanish language,” Dr. Francisco Martinez, professor of Spanish, said. “Our chapter is Psi Sigma.”

Active members receive support at the national level through exclusive awards and scholarships that are given annually. To receive that honor, students must have a minimum of 3.00 GPA and have completed three semesters of Spanish.

The ceremony was conducted by Martinez and Dr. Claudia Young, associate professor of Spanish.

To learn more about this honor society or the university’s Spanish program, please contact Martinez at (580) 327-8466 or fjmartinez@nwosu.edu.

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