CofC’s and The Citadel’s Chapters of Sigma Delta Pi Announce Joint Program

The College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, are co-sponsoring their 7th annual S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year Program. Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of Hispanic Studies, is Founding Director of the program. Dr. Marianne Verlinden, CofC Chapter Adviser, and Professors Sara Medina and Zane Segle, Citadel Chapter Advisers, serve on the S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year Board along with student chapter presidents Dylan Kornegay (CofC) and Anthony Garcia (The Citadel). Additional details on the program and nomination eligibility are found at

LCWA Faculty Members Awarded R&D Grants

Three School of Language,Cultures and World Affairs faculty members were awarded College of Charleston Research and Development Grants. Emily Beck of Hispanic Studies received funding for her project entitled, “Navigating Courtly Waters: Preparing Noble Daughters to be Future Leaders of Early Modern Iberia.” Lisa Samuel of International Studies received funding for her project entitled, “When Negotiating Trade Means Negotiating Difference: Small Developing States and (in)Justice at the Margins of International Trade Negotiations.” And John Walsh received funding for his project entitled, “From Toussaint to Cesaire: Narratives of the Haitian Revolution in the French Caribbean.” Congratulations!