Conquering Windmills: Professor Gustavo Geirola Inducted Into "Order of Don Quijote"

Monday, November 25, 2013

One of only five people worldwide selected to receive the honor for 2013, Jordan Chair in the Humanities Gustavo Geirola has been inducted into the “Order of Don Quijote,” the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society’s highest award. Past inductees include renowned literary figures such as Carlos Fuentes, Carmen Laforet, Fernando Arrabal and Camilo Jose Cela, among others.

Geirola earned this international distinction due to his “exemplary record of scholarship and professional contributions.” 

The award was presented during the initiation ceremony of Whittier College’s Sigma Delta Pi chapter, Upsilon Pi, in which students Amanda Edwards ’13, Jackelyne Sanchez ’13, Gregorio Giorgi ’14, and Heidi Koeger ’14 were inducted, joined by existing members Lizeth Felix Sanchez ’13, Stephanie Dagnino ’14, and Brenda Zambrano ’14, who helped organize the evening’s festivities.