Posted by: SSU Lingua Franca | April 24, 2019

Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Languages Honor Society

Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Languages Honor Society

By Kristine Doll

The World Languages and Cultures department is proud to announce the names of candidates who have been inducted into the Phi Sigma Iota Honors Society for 2019. Phi Sigma Iota is an international honor society that bestows academic honor and recognition in the field of world languages and literatures. To be invited to join this prestigious honor society is a testimony to scholastic and community excellence and leadership.

In addition to the national prestige that Phi Sigma Iota confers, members are also eligible for publication and scholarship opportunities as well as for national and international internships, including those of the Washington Center, the United Planet, and the U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program, among others. Because Phi Sigma Iota is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, there are additional opportunities for grants, scholarships, and preference for Federal Jobs.

Inductees include undergraduate majors and minors, graduate students in the MAT in Spanish program, faculty members and members of the community. New members are recruited by invitation from faculty based on exceptional academic and community achievement and leadership in foreign language studies.

The induction ceremony is held annually in the Grand Ballroom at the Hawthorne Hotel, Salem MA.

Graduate Students

  • Sophia Grammenos
  • Leonila Tellez-Valle

Undergraduate Students

  • Emma Coady
  • Shannon Cooney
  • Vanessa Cunha
  • Demi DiCarlo
  • Eduar Rivera Maldonado
  • Andrew Muttiah
  • Jessica Tassinari
  • Emily Waldman
  • Mataya Winchester


  • Marc Ebenfield
  • Lauren Prema

Honorary/Community Members

  • Domenic Amara
  • Adam Cutler

Induction Ceremony Guest Speaker

  • Domenic Amara

As last year, this year’s induction ceremony also features the presentation of the Frederick A. Meier Book Award. This award is given annually to an outstanding senior.

For more information, contact either Dr. Kristine Doll ( or Dr. Anna Rocca (, faculty advisors.


The following photos are from this year’s PSI & Book Award ceremony. For more pictures, see here.

The Induction Ceremony

Prof. Dávila, Prof. Rocca, and Anthony DiVirgilio

Mr. Domenic Amaro, keynote speaker

Prof. Aske, Demi DiCarlo, Valerie Gaouette, Prof. Blood

Spanish language inductees and faculty

Inductee group photo

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