On April 24, 19 Sweet Briar students were inducted into Nu Mu, the Sweet Briar College chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the National Collegiate French Honor Society, in the Browsing Room at Cochran Library.
Pi Delta Phi was founded as a departmental French honor society at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1906, and was nationalized the following year when the Beta Chapter was established at the University of Southern California. Pi Delta Phi is devoted to deserving students of French and Francophone literature in four-year colleges and universities that offer a major sequence of courses in French or French studies leading to a major in French, French studies, or romance and modern languages with a concentration in French.
The motto of this society is “Probaínomen Diakritoi Philogálatoi,” which means “Avançons, amis fidèles de la culture française.” Its colors are blue, white and red, and symbolize the famous motto of the French Republic: Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.
The Sweet Briar College chapter, Nu Mu, was established in 2004. Students of French who meet the qualifications for membership are invited to join. This year, Nu Mu welcomed Allissa Abdelwahed ’14, Jordan Tudisco-Guntert ’12, Spencer Beall ’14, Kelly Winer ’13, Laura Albanesi ’14, Kathleen Drake ’14, Natalie Dubishar ’13, Sixtine Abrial ’15, Marianna deLyon, Lilian Tauber ’14, Emily Koch ’12, Victoria Eisenmann ’14, Caitlynn Bragg ’14, Simone Faas ’14, Katy Thompson ’14, Meaghan Hogan ’14, Hannah Atwood ’14, Charlotte Cohen-Tenoudji, and Taler Echols ’12.
The initiation ceremony was conducted by new members Sixtine Abrial, and Charlotte Cohen-Tenoudji, the French assistant.
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