Nine Students Inducted into French Honor Society

Nine Augustana students were inducted into the College's Mu Alpha chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the national French Honor Society, on Wednesday, May 14:

  • Claire Frost, an elementary education major from Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Bailey Ketelsen, a French and biology major from Box Elder, South Dakota
  • Monica Llaguno, a government and international affairs major from Ecuador
  • Karl Lund, a business administration and French major from Woodburn, Minnesota
  • Austin Mielke, a German and modern foreign language major from Brandon, South Dakota
  • Melissa Soe, a biology major from Fremont, Nebraska
  • September Symens, a journalism and English major from Omaha, Nebraska
  • Alexis Vana, an art, business administration and French major from Omaha, Nebraska
  • Bianca Wilbur, a history and modern foreign language major from Decorah, Iowa

Pi Delta Pi, established in 1906 at the University of California, Berkeley, is the oldest national academic society for a foreign language in the United States and currently has more than 375 chapters and 75,000 members. The purpose of the Society is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and Francophone literature, to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world, and to stimulate and to encourage French and Francophone cultural activities. Augustana's Mu Alpha chapter was established in 1997 and is the only chapter of the Society in South Dakota. The faculty advisor is Dr. Scott Fish.