PC’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honors society, inducted 9 new members last week, April 5th, 2017. The inductees were Carl Burnett, Kimberly Rhodes, Reese Bates, Martie Hiott, Blake Roberts, Stephanie Wilson, Rebecca McGrath, Maddison Clark, Kendall McDill, and Seth Brown.
The new members and other gathered guests were addressed by Ms. Elizabeth Dille, Assistant Director of International Programs, who spoke of her professional travels informed by her love of history.
The Alpha-Gamma-Theta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta was established at Presbyterian College in 1985. Nationally, there are 970 chapters with over 400,000 members. Phi Alpha Theta’s mission is “to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.”
To be considered for membership in Phi Alpha Theta, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in history and have a minimum GPA of 3.1 in history and 3.0 overall. Candidates must also be in the top 35% of their class. We would like to congratulate these students for their hard work, dedication, and induction into Phi Alpha Theta!