The National Collegiate French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, inducted 13 new members at a ceremony on May 8.
The National French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, inducted its new members at a special ceremony in Johnston Hall on May 8, 2014.
Student co-presidents Claire Mayo and Alice Sudlow[/caption]Student co-presidents Claire Mayo and Alice Sudlow inducted the new members along with French faculty Dr. Sophie Adamson, Dr. Olivia Choplin and Dr. Sarah Glasco.
Invited speaker Robert Charest – a native francophone from Quebec and associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at Elon – spoke to students in French about growing up as a French-speaker in Montreal and offered stories and perspectives about the preservation of French in Quebec. He also shared examples of past and current work he is undertaking related to sustainable architecture, design-build, quality affordable housing and community transformation.
Inductees (in alphabetical order) were: Brynna Bantley, Stephanie Carroll, Jackson Edwards, Allison Gloninger, Emily Hackman, Nicole Hanrahan, Lindsey Lanquist, Maggie Liston, Elena Meskhidze, Madeline Monaco, Maria Restuccio, Greg Sutton and Danielle Williams.
Emily Guernsey and Claire Mayo, recipients of two awards from the Department of World Languages and Cultures[/caption]Senior French and Theater major Emily Guernsey was also honored at the ceremony for receiving this year’s Senior French Award, which recognizes a senior major who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and investment in the French language and francophone cultures. Most recently, Emily wrote and directed a full-length play in French entitled “toi, toujours” performed by Elon students in Yeager Recital Hall in February.
In addition, senior French and History major Claire Mayo was honored for receiving this year’s Ulrike Stroszeck Service Award for her outstanding commitment and service to the Department of World Languages and Cultures as the Director of the Language lab.