Five Hendrix Students Inducted into National French Honor Society

Five Hendrix College students were recently inducted into the Nu Xi chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society.

The new members are:

Robin Brown, a junior environmental studies major from Little Rock, Ark.
Ariana Fabian, a sophomore from Atlanta, Ga.
Beth Pond, a senior English studies major from Conway, Ark.
Mimi Saylors, a junior French major from Little Rock, Ark.
Lauren Stansbury, a junior psychology major from Lafayette, La.

Faculty sponsor Dr. Marylou Martin and chapter representatives Heather McPherson, a senior English studies major from Little Rock, Ark., and Lauren Whitmore, a senior French major from Fayetteville, Ark., conducted the ceremony.

Pi Delta Phi was founded in 1906 at the University of California-Berkeley. Its goal is to recognize and celebrate the study of French language, literature, and culture among American university students and to encourage the ties between the American and the French people.

The Hendrix chapter, Nu Xi, established in 2004, is one of more than 350 chapters across the nation. Students invited to join Pi Delta Phi must demonstrate superior achievement in both general studies at Hendrix and advanced coursework in French.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country’s #1 “Up and Coming” liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of 25 “Best Buy” private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit