Prose With Purpose

Maureen Brennan-Reyes ’21 is working as a remote storyteller volunteer, sharing stories of community-improvement work in Ecuador as a way to raise awareness and funding for the efforts.

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Palabras Poderosas

Samantha Merino ’21 is spending the semester working remotely as the Spanish interpretation and translation intern for the Canton, Ohio-based Immigrant Worker Project (IWP).

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Phi Sigma Iota Honorary Society

Congratulations to the 2020/21 Phi Sigma Iota Initiates:

  • Caitlyn Colwell, Spanish
  • Katherine Falko, German
  • Olivia Fietzer, Spanish
  • Rachel Foster, Classics
  • Maia Garbett, French
  • Paige Hunter, Spanish
  • Logan Kovach, German
  • Ashleigh Leonard, Spanish
  • Rachel Leslie, Spanish
  • Tess Meddings, Spanish
  • Tayler Moore, Spanish
  • Eva Mulloy, Spanish
  • Elizabeth Mushaben, Classics
  • Elizabeth Nebel, Spanish
  • Elizabeth Norlander, French
  • Grace Rudolph, Spanish
  • Kara Rutkowski, Spanish
  • Megan Sheradin, Spanish
  • Brittani Stiltner, Spanish
  • Mikayla Watts, French

Phi Sigma Iota is an international honor society whose members are selected from among outstanding undergraduate and graduate students of foreign languages and literatures including classics and comparative literature as well as faculties of the institutions honored with a chapter. Its primary objectives are the recognition of remarkable ability and achievement in foreign languages and literatures, and the stimulation of advanced work and individual research in these fields.

The society was founded in 1922 at Allegheny College by Dr. Henry W. Church, members of his Department of Languages, and advanced students who used to meet to discuss linguistic and literary matters. It became a national society when Beta Chapter was established at the Pennsylvania State University in April, 1925, followed less than a year after by Gamma Chapter at the College of Wooster. Iota Xi Chapter was established at Ohio Wesleyan in 1978.

WLC Student Board: 2021-2022

  • Rachel Foster
  • Anneliese Ingraham
  • Vincent Larente
  • Hailey MacGregor
  • Paige Martin
  • Meredith Richters
  • Kara Rutkowski
  • Helena von Sadovszky
  • Emma Zajac

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Chair:  David Counselman
Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures
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Academic Assistant: Beth Fedoush