UNC's chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has been named an Honor Chapter for its outstanding activities in 2012-13. It's the seventh consecutive year the local chapter has earned the award.
Only 16 of the society's 600 chapters nationally were recognized for the caliber of chapter projects that reflect the Sigma Delta Pi mission of honoring excellence in the study of the Spanish language, contributing to cultural understanding and upholding the goals of the society.
Efrain Garza, associate professor of Hispanic Studies and the local chapter's advisor, was named the recipient of the Jose Martel Award, which is given once every three years to the society's most outstanding chapter advisor.
Garza received the award July 10 at Sigma Delta Pi's Triennial Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
For more information, visit the society's website.