Melanie Kobela, daughter of Andrew and Deborah Kobela, Nuangola, was recently inducted into two honor societies. Melanie is a student at Marywood University majoring in Spanish Education with a minor in French. She is a 2013 graduate of Crestwood High School.
On April 15th, a ceremony was held for induction into Delta Epsilon Sigma, the National Honor Society for Catholic Colleges and Universities. The Beta Chapter of this honor society at Marywood University each year initiates into membership students who have attained a 3.75 GPA and have completed at least sixty-three credit hours towards their graduation. This is a lifetime membership. Melanie is pictured above with her certificate and medal in front of the flag for the honor society.
On May 1st, a ceremony was held at Marywood University for induction into Phi Sigma Iota. Founded in 1917 at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, Phi Sigma Iota is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. Having initiated over 60,000 members since its founding, Phi Sigma Iota recognizes outstanding ability and high standards in the fields of foreign language, literature, and culture, including Classics, Linguistics, Philology, Comparative Literature, Bilingual Education, Second Language Acquisition and ESL. At an induction ceremony each spring Phi Sigma Iota honors eligible junior and senior undergraduate students with majors or minors in a foreign language who have at least a B average in their overall college work and all foreign language classes; have completed at least one course at the third-year level; and rank in the highest 35 percent of their class in general scholarship.
Through Phi Sigma Iota, Marywood University and its Department of Foreign Languages promote the benefits of speaking other languages and studying other cultures through coursework as well as internships both in the United States and abroad.