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Alpha Mu Gamma
Alpha Mu Gamma is a foreign language honor society which exists to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the study of foreign languages and to promote the study of foreign languages within the United States.
The national organization was founded in 1931, and the Louisiana College chapter - Zeta Gamma - was founded in 1968. Zeta Gamma continues to put an emphasis on the importance of foreign language study.
Any student who earns an A in a three-hour foreign language course qualifies for Associate Membership. Associate members who hold a 3.0 grade point average and go on to earn an A in a second semester of the same language qualify for Full Membership.
Tuesdays, 10:50 a.m., Alexandria Hall, Room 315
Alpha Mu Gamma Initiation
Louisiana College’s foreign language honor society, Alpha Mu Gamma, Zeta Gamma chapter, held its annual initiation and cording ceremony on April 16, 2013 at 6pm in the Alumni House. Acting president Leah Marshall officiated and welcomed ten new members to the group. Kristin Bonnette and Ashley Price, students of both French and Spanish, were granted full membership. New associate members include Spanish students Alexa Edwards, Meghan Dove, Prateek JuneJa, Jessica Remedios, Shiping Xu and French students Abbie Golmon and Naomi Majors. During the cording ceremony, senior members of AMG were presented with golden cords, signifying excellence in the study of foreign languages. Senior members of AMG will wear these cords during the May graduation ceremony and include full member Leah Marshall and associate members Abbie Golmon, Wynn Harvey, Jessica Hazmark, and Carlee Wilson. After the initiation and cording ceremonies, a brief business meeting was held during which members discussed possible activities for the next academic year. Members also elected officers for the 2013-2014 academic year. They are Lauren Carriere, president, Derek Moncada, vice-president, and Iris Tuttle, secretary-treasurer. In addition to the officers, returning members of AMG include French students Victoria Lamb, Catherine Pourciau, and Kristie Wright and Spanish student Carrie Roux. A reception was held after the business meeting.
CODOFIL (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana)
William Justin Branch, junior French major at Louisiana College, was recently awarded a scholarship through CODOFIL (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) to study in Belgium during July 2013. Branch will have his room, board and educational expenses at a Belgian university covered by the scholarship, which will enable him to improve his fluency in French and his knowledge of Belgian culture. In addition, the Louisiana College Humanities Department recognized Branch’s outstanding achievement in French by awarding him a Choate Scholarship in the amount of $500. The Choate Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior French major who has at least a 3.0 GPA and who shows exceptional promise in French.