Jerson ’20 named to Hispanic Honor Society national Board

The Executive Committee of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has named three new members to its Board of Student Advisers (BSA), including Amber Jerson ’20.

Amber Jerson '20
Amber Jerson ’20

Jerson began her two-year term to the board immediately. She joins an active board that was founded in 2016 and is currently chaired by Annette Zapata of the University of Houston.

Jerson is a Spanish major and is the president of Cornell College’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi.

She says she applied for the position on the board with the encouragement of Cornell College Professor of Spanish Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour. Jerson is already looking forward to working with the rest of the board, which is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students from institutions across the country.

Sigma Delta Pi’s BSA provides national leadership opportunities to select student members who offer feedback to the national Executive Committee about identifying strategic initiatives to bolster membership, providing a student perspective on proposed initiatives, identifying areas of improvement for Sigma Delta Pi’s programming, and discussing issues and concerns at the national and local levels. One of the BSA’s current projects is its newsletter Sigma Delta Pideas, which is published every two to three months.

With its national office at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Sigma Delta Pi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, the nation’s only certifying agency for college and university honor societies.