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Pi Delta Phi National French Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Published May 02, 2019

Nazareth College’s chapter of the Pi Delta Phi national French Honor Society inducted five new members in a special ceremony on May 1. Pi Delta Phi is the National French Honor Society for undergraduate and graduate students at accredited public and private colleges and universities in the United States and is the highest academic honor in the field of French.

Sean Dollard ‘19, Jacob Frasier ‘19, Grace Miller ‘19, Joel Tournanjoe ‘19 and Brittany Travis, ‘20 were all inducted. Desiree Kline '19 earned a spot as an honorary member for her outstanding effort, even though she is not seeking a degree in the language. The keynote speaker was Alisa Belanger, interim president of Alliance Francaise of Rochester, and the Honorary Consul of France M. Pascal Soares attended the ceremony.

The purpose of the Pi Delta Phi is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and Francophone literatures, 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.

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