Delta Zeta Epsilon
UAM Foreign Language Honor Society
The purpose of Delta Zeta Epsilon is to promote general understanding and appreciation for the study of foreign languages and cultures. All students of UAM are welcome to join as long as all qualifications are met. Said qualifications are as follows:
A 2.5 overall GPA with a 3.0 GPA in the applicant’s foreign language classes and a recommendation letter from the applicant’s foreign language instructor.
A minimum of 24 college-accredited hours with at least 6 hours in a foreign language.
Exemptions from these qualifications may be granted with the agreement of both the President of Delta Zeta Epsilon and the Faculty Advisor.
Requirements: Members are asked to participate in as many of the events as possible, but especially the meetings.
Dues: New membership fee is $40. Meetings are held at least once a month, sometimes more if there is an event or program happening. Dues may be paid to any Executive Member at a meeting or to our advisor. The President and Vice President will review the applicants and determine which bids will be accepted.
The members of the Foreign Language club for the 2011-2012 school year are:
President- Minerve Jean-Francois
Vice President- Melissa Reed
Secretary/Treasurer- Deralynn Williams
FACULTY ADVISOR: Isabel Bacon
DZE Projects and Activities
Some of the events in which the Honor Society participates or hosts:
Heifer International – Pass on the Gift
For the past several years Delta Zeta Epsilon has participated in fundraising for the Heifer International organization to provide livestock to those in need in other countries.
Heifer’s gifts of “living loans” offer milk, eggs, meat, wool, draft power and other benefits that afford improved nutrition, health, education and income for resource-poor families. The organization trains families to care for the animal and in exchange each family agrees to give the animals’ first offspring to other families in need.
Delta Zeta Epsilon believes this organization has a truly noble cause and is honored to contribute to its goal of caring and providing for others.
Project H.O.P.E. – Helping Others Pursue Excellence
Through hard effort, Delta Zeta Epsilon has in the past sponsored distinguished UAM students to travel to a school in a foreign country and teach children English and American culture for one week. The student receives three (3) credit hours for the trip and the school provides room and board during their stay. Project H.O.P.E. has sent students to Honduras in the past and looks to travel to Nicaragua for the coming year. More information will be posted as it develops.
Some pictures of the children from the Honduran trip are seen below: