UC’s Pi Delta Phi Inducts New Members

Pictured are the new members of Pi Delta Phi: Dr. Laura Dennis, Chris Mount, Sarah Setters, Reed Spata and Katie Herrington.

The Pi Delta Phi chapter at University of the Cumberlands (UC) welcomed four new members during its annual reception April 10, 2017.

Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society, seeks to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literature, to increase knowledge and appreciation of the French-speaking world, and to encourage French cultural activities.

“Being nominated for membership in the honor society is a great honor that recognizes academic achievement and commitment to the discipline,” said Dr. Laura Dennis, chair of the Department of World Languages. “It also serves as an excellent résumé builder and provides networking opportunities. I am so proud of these four for their accomplishments.”

The newly inducted members of Pi Delta Phi for spring 2017 include the following students:

  • Chris Mount of Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Katie Herrington of Arlington, Washington
  • Sarah Setters of Latonia, Kentucky
  • Reed Spata of Taylor Mill, Kentucky

Regular membership for the organization is open to French students with sophomore standing who have taken 300-level French classes with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Honorary membership is also open to those who have demonstrated support of the French language and culture.

Pi Delta Phi was first established at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1906. There are now nearly 400 chapters in the United States and overseas.

Located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, University of the Cumberlands is an institute of regional distinction that currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major areas of study; 10 pre-professional programs; 10 graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certificates in education; and online programs.  

Pictured, from left to right, are Dr. Laura Dennis, Chris Mount, Sarah Setters, Reed Spata and Katie Herrington.