Sigma Delta Pi Receives Top Honor

Truman’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was named co-recipient of the prestigious Ignacio and Sophie Galbis Award, presented annually to the most outstanding chapter nationwide for activities realized during the academic year.

This is the third time since 2006 the Truman chapter has received this honor.

Lucy F. Lee, the faculty adviser who also directed the chapter for its two previous awards, was instrumental in earning this year’s national recognition. Lee herself has a distinguished record in Sigma Delta Pi as the 2010 recipient of the Minaya Álvar Fáñez Award, granted yearly to Sigma Delta Pi’s outstanding chapter adviser nationwide. She was also the 2004 recipient of the José Martel Award, presented once every three years to the country’s most outstanding chapter adviser for activities conducted during a five-year period.

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.