Immaculata University Student, Amanda Natale, of Trooper, PA, Received National Gabriela Mistral Award
Amanda Natale, a resident of Trooper, Pa., who recently graduated magna cum laude from Immaculata University and is a member of Immaculata University´s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was elected on April 30, 2010, to receive the National Gabriela Mistral Award. The Gabriela Mistral Award is a prestigious recognition granted by Sigma Delta Pi´s national headquarters which may be presented to only one person per chapter; the honor is presented to outstanding graduate or undergraduate students of Spanish who are active members of Sigma Delta Pi.
As a Spanish major, Amanda was intensely involved on campus as a member of the Modern Foreign Language Association Club. As a transfer student to Immaculata Amanda says, "During my three years at Immaculata I have learned a lot. Not only do I now have the tools to succeed as a Spanish teacher, but I also have a new confidence. Not many students major in a foreign language, and I hope that through my achievements and through the friends I made I can inspire others to study another language." She graduated with a GPA of 3.93.
During her free time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and loves to travel. Amanda spent a month last summer studying abroad in Madrid, Spain.
Amanda is the daughter of John and Susan Natale. She has a younger sister, Alison, and a younger brother, Nicolas. Amanda attended Methacton High School where she graduated in the top 10% of her class and where she was involved in many activities such as Class Congress and Spanish Club.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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