The Gamma Lambda Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, a Spanish Honor Society at Texas A&M University – Kingsville, was awarded the El Primio Ignacio y Sophie Galbis Award this summer.
According to the Sigma Delta Pi website, the award was founded in 1997 to honor two individuals who dedicated their lives to Sigma Delta Pi. Ignacio, with the help of Sophie, served as Executive Secretary-Treasurer for more than 20 years.
Each year, this honor is awarded to a single chapter for its activities representing the highest ideals of the society, the website states.
Myra Garcia, vice-president of Sigma Delta Pi, said it was an honor to receive the award.
“It shows how much devotion we put towards our chapter. Achieving the award reveals our true aspects of our role in the community and how active our honor society is,” she said.
“We want our honor society to be recognized as one of the most influential on campus,” Garcia said.
Marco O. Íñiguez, advisor for Sigma Delta Pi, said he is proud of the chapter’s work that went into receiving the award.
Íñiguez has also recently been awarded as a top advisor by the honor society.
“This organization is about keeping the Hispanic Heritage alive and we create a bridge between English and Spanish. Sigma Delta Pi is interested in creating networks,” Íñiguez said.
The Gamma Lambda chapter has been involved on campus by starting the Dia de los Muertos Art Contest, providing free translation tutoring and it was the first organization on campus to have a symposium.