Published: Aug. 1, 2013

MSU professor wins National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society's highest award

Contact(s): Jennifer Trenkamp Communication Arts And Sciences office: 517-432-5255, Michael Jenkins College of Arts and Letters office: (517) 355-5363

Bill VanPatten, professor of Spanish and second language studies in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University, was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi's Order of Don Quijote, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society's highest award.

Only three people worldwide receive the award. VanPatten was honored July 10 in San Antonio. His exemplary record of scholarship and professional contributions have earned him this international distinction, according to Sigma Delta Pi.

Past inductees include renowned literary figures such as Carlos Fuentes, Carmen Laforet, Fernando Arrabal and Camilo José Cela, among other highly accomplished literary artists and scholars.

A complete list of past honorees is available here