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Tewksbury Student Inducted Into Assumption's Eta Sigma Phi Classics Honor Society

Assumption College

WORCESTER, MA (04/17/2019)-- The Assumption Department of Modern and Classical Languages & Cultures has announced that Andrea DiCiaccio, of Tewksbury, has become a member of Eta Sigma Phi, the Classics Honor Society. DiCiaccio, Class of 2022, was inducted into the honor society during a ceremony on March 21.

"We are excited to welcome the new members to Assumption's chapter of Eta Sigma Phi," said Bonnie Catto, Ph.D., professor of Modern and Classical Languages & Cultures and the honor society's advisor. "It is with great pride that we recognize this group of students for their hard work, discipline, and love for the study of the Latin and Greek languages. Of course, as part of these studies, they also learn much about history, archaeology, art and other facets of the classical world. Being part of Eta Sigma Phi is a great achievement and we look forward to seeing how these students will use their knowledge of Classics in their future careers."

Eta Sigma Phi was founded in 1914 at The University of Chicago. Assumption's Chapter is Eta Omicron and was formed in 2002. The purposes of Eta Sigma Phi, the national Classics honor society, are to develop and promote interest in Classical study among students of colleges and universities; to promote closer fraternal relationship among students who are interested in Classics studies, and to stimulate interest in Classical studies and in the history, art, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. At Assumption, major criterion for inductees includes accomplishing studies in Latin and/or Greek as well as completion of a language course with a grade B or higher.

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