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Eduardo Receives Honor Society's Faculty Adviser Award


JONESBORO – Claudio Eduardo Pinto, instructor in Spanish at Arkansas State University and adviser to the Pi Theta campus chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, is co‑recipient of the Minaya Álvar Fáñez Award, granted to the society's chapter adviser of the year.

Eduardo was instrumental in reactivating A-State's chapter in the fall of 2014 and assisting with earning SDP's 4th annual national Phoenix Award for the chapter's exceptional activities in 2014-15.

In addition, A-State was one of only 12 Sigma Delta Pi chapters nationwide to be named an “Honor Chapter,” the first time in its 30-year history that Pi Theta has earned this national prize.

Each May, the over 600 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi across the U.S. are asked to submit an annual report detailing their numerous activities and projects from the academic year.  Based on these reports, the National Executive Committee chooses approximately 15-20 awardees annually.  Chapter recognitions are based upon 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.

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.

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