UNC's chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has been named an Honor Chapter for its outstanding activities in 2013-14. It's the eighth consecutive year the local chapter has earned the award.
Only 12 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.
Efraín Garza, associate professor of Hispanic Studies, is the local chapter's advisor and a previous recipient of the Jose Martel Award, which is given once every three years to the society's most outstanding advisor.
With its national office at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Sigma Delta Pi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, the nation's only certifying agency for college and university honor societies.
For more information, visit the society's website.