Russian Honors Society

The Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society in the Department of World Languages and Linguistics at Western Michigan University recognizes academic excellence in Slavic studies (language, literature, culture and history) and has been patterned after other existing honorary organizations. The key of the society is as representative of academic excellence in Slavic studies as the Phi Beta Kappa is for academic studies as a whole.


To be a member:

  • You must have completed two years (or equivalent) of study of Slavic languages, literature, culture or related subjects with a minimum average grade of "B" (85 percent) or its letter or point equivalent.
  • Your overall academic average must be at least a "B" (80 percent) or its letter or point equivalent.
  • You must indicate an active and continuing interest in Slavic languages, literature, culture or related fields of Slavic studies.

The chapter faculty advisor is responsible for determining your eligibility.


As a member, you will receive:

  • National recognition for academic excellence
  • A personalized membership card
  • A membership certificate (suitable for framing)
  • A society pin

For more information, contact Dr. Dasha Nisula.

WMU Chapter: Delta Sigma inductees


Alexander Proskurnya
Clare Sherman


Cullen Coty O'Neil
Lukas Fisher
Lindsay Follett
Christopher Sudol


Jessica Grene
Joel Nuechterlein
Logan Pecinovsky


Megan Carr
Tessa Eastman
Daniel Malone
Jeremy Ruggles
Scott Wilkinson


Adam James Beattie
Sarah Marie Cook
Kalyn Golland
JoAnna Gommesen
Monica Harmsen
Lauren Nelson
Caitlin Rozich
Christine Welch


William Cain
Kathleen Keenan
Justin Losey
Kevin Martini
Rebekah Switala


Justin Bessert
Thomas Skylis


Elizabeth Marquart
Elina Melkonyan
Caitlyn Pelfresne
Herbert Taylor


Kate Blout
Bong Hee Choi
William Johnson
Kristin Nelson
Dasha Nisula
Katherine Wildes