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Muskingum University
Phi Nu Chapter (1948)
International Foreign Language Honor Society

Phi Sigma Iota recognizes outstanding ability and high standards of students and faculty of foreign languages, literatures and cultures (including classics, linguistics, philology, comparative literature, ESL, bilingual education, and second language acquisition). It is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. Phi Sigma Iota has initiated over 60,000 members since its foundation in 1917, and it has created and supports numerous scholarship programs. 

Muskingum University student receives
national award for excellence in language study

Allison Maykuth '11 has been awarded the Dr. Henry Ward Church Founder's Scholarship from Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honorary. 

Maykuth graduated from Muskingum on May 7, 2011 with majors in Spanish (with distinction), French, International Affairs and English. 

During her career at Muskingum, Maykuth studied in Guadalajara, Mexico and in Nice, France. She also traveled to academic conferences in the United States, volunteered to help prepare students for study abroad, made public presentations on her experiences abroad and published numerous articles in the university's newspaper, The Black and Magenta. 

Maykuth has also received an Ohio Foreign Language Association Award for Excellence in French and has been inducted into the Muskingum University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, an academic honorary that requires its members to be in the top five percent of their class. A native of Columbus, Maykuth plans to pursue graduate studies. 

Her faculty advisors at Muskingum were Associate Professor of French Dr. Jean Morris and Assistant Professor of Spanish Dr. Sandra Alzate. She was nominated for the scholarship by Dr. Sandra Alzate and Dr. Franz-J. Wehage, the faculty advisor to Phi Sigma Iota's Muskingum chapter.