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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
awards for excellence in language study

Matt Mayforth (German/Spanish) '12 has been awarded the Dr. Anthony S. Corbiere Scholarship
from Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honorary. 

Matt Mayforth will spend the next academic year in Braunau am Inn, Austria, as a result of being awarded an English Teaching Assistant scholarship through the 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition. He is the first undergraduate student at Muskingum to earn this award.

As a student,  Mayforth has studied abroad at Muskingum's partner universities in both Passau, Germany, and Toledo, Spain.  Prior to enrolling at Muskingum, he spent six weeks in Germany. 

On campus, Mayforth has been involved in the German Club, the Spanish Club,  and Phi Sigma Iota  In addition, he has been a resident of the university's German House and Spanish House, and has been actively engaged with both German- and Spanish-speaking students who have travelled to Muskingum from abroad. 

In addition to the Fulbright support, Mayforth also received a scholarship to attend the Ohio Foreign Language Association conference held in Columbus earlier this year. 

Mayforth's nominations were supported by the faculty of the World Language Department.