Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019

Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019

by Mark P. Del Mastro

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Overview

On Friday evening, November 14, 1919, at the University of California, Berkeley, a charismatic and dynamic 18-year-old undergraduate Spanish major, Ruth Helen Barnes, hosted six other students at her residence to start what would eventually become the largest collegiate foreign language honor society in the U.S.: Sigma Delta Pi.

In 1995 and to commemorate the Society’s 75th anniversary, T. Earle Hamilton, a past president of Sigma Delta Pi, authored the first account of this journey: Sigma Delta Pi: A Brief History, 1919-1994. Building upon Hamilton’s seminal work, Mark P. Del Mastro’s Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019 takes a deeper dive into Sigma Delta Pi’s history to uncover many forgotten stories, clarify long-held inaccuracies, reveal numerous rare photographs, and recount the last 25 years since the 1995 release of A Brief History. Del Mastro’s centennial contribution will appeal to anyone interested in the tale of a young woman whose energy and vision formed a national academic enterprise in support of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture throughout the U.S.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588713483
Publisher: LinguaText, Limited
Publication date: 04/28/2020
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ... 9

I. The Birth of an Honor Society, 1919-1920 ... 11

II. Ruth Helen Barnes: The Life of ΣΔΠ’s Founder ... 17

III. Presidents ... 24

The Berkeley Years: A Shaky Beginning, 1920-1930 ... 24

Leavitt Olds Wright: A Reluctant National President, 1931-1937 ... 31

John T. Reid: Founder of Entre Nosotros, 1938-1941 ... 36

Floyd Dewey Amner: Joint Meetings and the Beca nacional, 1942-1948 ... 41

Carly A. Tyre: Chapter Collaboration, 1949-1959 ... 44

T. Earle Hamilton: Initiative and Fiscal Responsibility, 1960-1968; 1972-1977 ... 47

Anita Dolores Brown: First Female National President, 1969-1971 ... 52

Richard E. Chandler: Reinstating the National Scholarship Program, 1978-1992 ... 52

John H. LaPrade: A Gentle Visionary, 1992-1998 ... 57

Mark P. Del Mastro: An Acting President, 1998-1999 ... 61

Germán D. Carrillo: A Progressive and a Diplomat, 1999-2013 ... 62

Lucy F. Lee: A Selfless Presidency, 2013- ... 65

IV. Secretary-Treasurers ... 68

V. Honorary Presidents ... 82

VI. Vice-Presidents ... 97

VII. National Constitution/By-Laws ... 103

VIII. The State-Director System ... 112

IX. Coat of Arms, Certificates, the Charter and the National Artist ... 115

X. The Ritual and the Motto ... 119

XI. The Triennial Convention ... 129

XII. Entre Nosotros ... 165

XIII. The National Scholarship and Grant Programs ... 176

XIV. Awards and Recognitions: Members, Advisers and Chapters ... 182

XV. The Orders ... 188

XVI. El repostero ... 197

XVII. The Chapter Manual/Handbook ... 199

XVIII. National Website and Social Media ... 202

XIX. Alumnus Chapters ... 204

XX. Photo and Video Competitions ... 208

XXI. Board of Student Advisers ... 212

XXII. Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) ... 214

XXIII. Partnerships ... 216

XXIV. Sigma Delta Mu and the Sociedad Honoraria de la Lengua Española ... 223

Reflections ... 231

Bibliography ... 233

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