July 20, 2017
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Six students of Saint Anselm College are the newest members of Phi Alpha Theta, the national History Honor Society. The students were inducted into the college's Sigma Omega chapter for the 2017-school year.
One student, Michael Schmidt '17 of Mansfield, Mass., graduated from Saint Anselm in May. He was a History major.
The remaining five students inducted to Phi Alpha Theta for the 2016-2017shool year are:
Theodore Boivin '18; Nashua, N.H.; Classics and History
Jonathan Burkart '18; Brooklyn, Conn; History and Communication
Colleen Gaughan '18; Tyngsboro, Mass.; History and Education
Lily-Gre Hitchen '18; Auburn, N.H.; History
Emily Rice '18; Farmington, Maine; History
The induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta was conducted by Professor Sean Perrone, Ph.D., chapter Faculty Advisor and Saint Anselm History professor.
Phi Alpha Theta was founded in 1921 at the University of Arkansas. The society has over 400,000 members from 970 chapters in the United States. The mission of Phi Alpha Theta is to promote the study of history by stimulating intellectual and social exchanges that encourage and highlight the historical research and publications of its members.
Undergraduate students seeking to join PAT must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in History while maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Upon joining, members receive a one-year subscription to the PAT journal, The Historian. They also gain eligibility to participate in several regional and national conferences, and to apply for scholarships offered by the society.