The German Program welcomed German students Palmer Anderson, Sydney Jarrard, Ashley Jones, Rochelle Rawls, Victoria Starbuck, and Mary Michaela Warlick into UNCG’s chapter of the National German Honorary Society at its annual induction ceremony on February 17, 2016. The chapter also honored Frank J. Tesh Jr., a former UNCG German student, with an honorary membership. The initiation program highlighted the successes and talents of past inductees. Daniel Foil, this year’s DAAD Young Ambassador, spoke about the opportunities connected with studying German; Tyra Callaway, DAAD Scholarship Recipient, shared her experiences live from Germany via Skype and William Hueholt provided musical entertainment. Congratulations to our new members!


Delta Phi Alpha Initiation, February, 2016. Our new members from left to right:
Victoria Starbuck, Mary Michaela Warlick, Rochelle Rawls, Palmer Anderson,
Ashley Jones, and Dr. Ben Davis, advisor to Delta Phi Alpha.

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Tyra Callaway (on study abroad in Stuttgart via Skype)   Daniel Foil, DAAD Ambassador (German/Biology, 2016)

The National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. The Society aims to promote the study of the German language, literature and civilization and endeavors to emphasize those aspects of German life and culture which are of universal value and which contribute to humanity’s eternal search for peace and truth. UNCG’s chapter Kappa Eta was founded in 1992 and holds yearly initiation ceremonies, usually in early December. Our members maintain the German Club, host Kaffeestunde, and engage with all things German across campus and the Greensboro community. For more information, please contact the German Program Director, Dr. Ben Davis (

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