Delta Phi Alpha is the national German honor society for higher education in the United States. Founded in 1929, it recognizes excellence in the study of German. Membership in the Zeta Tau Chapter of Cornell College, founded in 1968, is by invitation to students, both majors and non-majors, who have demonstrated superior ability in 300-level German courses and who meet the national requirements.

National organization Web site


Honorary Members

Ramon Aguirre, faculty (inducted 1970)
Julian Bern, faculty (inducted 1970)
Anna Cannon, faculty (inducted 2002)
Charles Roy Connell, faculty (inducted 1970)
John M. Klaus, '65, faculty (inducted 1980
Eric Kollman, faculty (inducted 1969)
Emilia Mihailovic, faculty (inducted 1969)
Mihailo Mihailovic, faculty (inducted 1969)
Charles Silliman, '51, teacher (inducted 1983)
Leon Tabak, faculty (inducted 2002)


Regular Members

Inducted May, 2009

Jennifer Morson, '09

Inducted May, 2008

Nicole Wansy, '08
Jessica Strains, '08

Inducted May, 2007

Brian Braun, '07
Johnathan Cloge, '08
Christina Klug, '08
Eriin Masimore, '08

Inducted May, 2005

David Cobb, '05
Margaret Collier, '05
Alexander Gorbach, '05
Kyle Bantz, '06
Sara Reynolds, '06

Inducted May, 2004

Satina Osterkamp, '04
Franzika Zgraggen, '04

Inducted May, 2002

Richard Adams, '02
Sonja Christen, '02
Ellen Achey Cutts, '05
Go Yamamoto, '02

Inducted prior to 2002

Guy Pierce Allen, '69
Robert Ash, '73
Betty Marilyn Bardin, '68
Carol Bargoni, '70
Iris Baum, '86
Cynthia Bayer, '88
Mary Berg, '71
Virginia Binger, '71
Myra Bolen, '77
Christopher Bono, '99
Lisa Brooks, '90
Jennifer Bradshaw, '97
Walter Braunschweig, '86
Melody Brooks, '73
Keith D. Collins, '69
Allegra Connell, '88
Deirdre Connell, '87
Kenneth Core, '72
Suzanne Cucchetti, '00
John Delibos, '73
Andrea Leila Deneke, '72
Colin DeVaughan, '94
Joy Dressel, '75
Karen Marie Dudas, '68
Steven Espe, '73
Arlynn Friessen, '76
Rebecca Gaul, '72
Kate Gerety, '85
Kathryn Gilbert, '87
Scott Grinna, '89
Kathryn Lea Hamer, '69
Barbara Hamlin, '73
Darlene Harbuziuk, '80
Julie Hock, '93
Stacey Hoffman, '93
Richard Johnson, '73
Gary Johnston, '71
Carol Kintzinger, '80
Beth Knickerbocker, '89
Ruth Krekeler, '88
Britt LaBissioniere, '82
David Lange,'71
Andrew Leong, '71
Kenneth Lindquist, '70
Traci Mach, '94
Carla Mangler, '90
Lon Emmons Mathews, '68
Michael McGrane, '72
Jodi Meusel, '93
Judith Meyer, '79
Richard Morris, '90
Melinda Murphy, '73
Lance Myron Neckar, '69
Polly Ann Niederhauser, '90
Emily Peak, '98
Natalie Pelster, '83
Sharon Person, '78
Cyd Petre, '83
Sharon Pigman, '85
Sara Pillnik, '83
Carol Pott, '75
Teresa Purnell, '92
Jeremy Quinn, '94
Marcia Quist, '71
Sarah Perry, '72
Suzanne Roche, '71
Ilse von Roon, '90
Susan Schuler, '75
Kelly Shannon, '96
Ann Simmons, '86
Karl James Smith, '68
Barbara Squires, '71
Laurel Stocker, '93
Margaret Sullivan, '71
Susan Taylor, '75
Elizabeth Wells, '98
Melissa Wensel, '82
Darcy White, '98
Dawn Wiebold, '94
Corinne Wiedel, '94
Holly Wiemers, '83
Robert Wilson, '75
Susan Margaret Zale, '68
Susan Zimmerman, '73