Language Honor Societies Induct New Members During Foreign Language Week

The French, Latin, and Spanish Honor Societies inducted new members on Monday, March 9. Each inductee was called to the stage to receive her pin, and members recited the oath for their respective societies.

Caroline Egan, Class of 2006, was the guest speaker. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Stanford University. After graduating from Villa Maria in 2006, she attended Penn State, where she began to study Spanish and Portuguese, and studied in Argentina and Brazil. As a graduate student at Stanford, Caroline has taught Spanish and Portuguese; and she began studying Quechua and Nahuatl, two major Amerindian languages associated with the Incan and Aztec empires, respectively. She has received two Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education in support of her work with these languages. Her doctoral dissertation studies early South, Central, and North American texts that combine indigenous and European languages. In the future, Caroline plans to continue teaching language and literature.

The ceremony was part of Foreign Language Week, which included a crepe breakfast sponsored by the World Language Club, benefiting the non-profit organization “No Child Hungry.” On Friday during lunch students were given a trivia quiz. The table with the most correct responses was awarded candy.