WILLIMANTIC, Conn. — Kirstin Hayward, of Augusta, recently was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi, the national honor society for Spanish.

The event was held by the World Languages and Cultures Department at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Hayward’s major is continuing education.

Sigma Delta Pi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and partners with the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Estudio Internacional Sampere, the Instituto Universitario de Investigacion en Estudios Norteamericanos Benjamin Franklin, the International Association of Hispanists and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. Sigma Delta Pi was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1919.

Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut’s public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In addition to attracting students from 163 of Connecticut’s 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 24 other states and 74 other countries.

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