Christine Espindola, a senior in our Elementary Education Program, has been selected to speak at the induction ceremony for the Franklin Honor Society on Friday, December 16 at 9:00 a.m. in Ganz Hall.
The Franklin Honor Society was founded in 1956, on the 250th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth. In the words of its charter, the Society seeks to “emphasize scholarship, character, and ideals of the students of Roosevelt University, and by recognition of students through election to membership, to stimulate the open-minded search for truth, the appreciation of intellectual excellence, and to foster the democratic spirit which were outstanding qualities of Benjamin Franklin.” Inductees receive a certificate of membership and honor cords to wear with their graduation regalia.
Christine is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education with an ESL Endorsement. One of Christine's professors, Erin Mackinney, writes: "I have had the privilege of having Christine in several ESL Endorsement courses. She is an intelligent, hardworking student who wants to teach underserved students such as English language learners. She is an advocate of educational programs which promote and preserve a student’s home language in addition to learning English. Christine believes the preservation of language should start early so that students grow up with the ability to speak, read, and write in two languages."