18 Students Inducted into French National Honor Society

At left, Catherine Poisson, chair and associate professor of romance languages and literatures; and Jeff Rider, professor of romance languages and literatures, chair of the Medieval Studies Program, welcome Aurora Margarita Goldkamp '10 to Wesleyan's French National Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi. Eighteen students joined the society during the ceremony, held April 28.

The purpose of the Society is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and its 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.

Christian Hoyos '11 signs into the Pi Delta Phi book, making his membership official. The society is for undergraduate and graduate students at accredited public and private colleges and universities in the United States.

Vivian Foung '12 receives her society pin and certificate. Seniors were given a cord to be worn on graduation day.

Ruth Lazenby '10 is welcomed to the society.

Poisson lit three candles colored in blue, white and red to symbolize the French flag - "liberte- egalite -fraternite." She extinguished the blue and the red candles, and let the white remain as a symbol of light and the Francophone impact in the world. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake)

Other students inducted into Pi Delta Phi include: Nathan Whelan-Morin ’10; Audree Anid ’12; Hannah Berkman ’12; Dominique Borno ’12; Margot Boyer-Dry ’11; Julia Jonas-Day ’12; Hannah Kaufman-Skloff ’10; Emily Kossow ’11; Elizabeth Malkin ’11; Emma Mohney ’12; Anne Rosenthal ’10; Ariela Rotenberg ’10; Sophia Sadinsky ’11; and Leia Zidel ’12.