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Phi Alpha Theta: Eta Kappa Chapter

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Phi Alpha Theta is a national honor society whose 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. More information is available at the main PAT website.

We hold initiations once each semester. If you are interested in joining, please contact the faculty adviser, Dr. William Meier.

The 2016 history department spring honors banquet and Phi Alpha Theta initiation was held Monday, April 18, featuring speaker Dr. Kara Vuic. Congratulations to our Phi Alpha Theta initiates Reagan Adams, Blair Bowen, Cole Browndorf, Jason Cannon, Brittany Clift, Sydney Duettra, Kaitlen Eckmann, Sherilyn Farnes, Anne Fulghum, Emily Guanci, Devin McCue, Lauren Monahan, Meraleigh Randle, Alyssa Sanders, Emily Smith, Matt VanHyfte, and Jacob Velasquez. We also celebrate the winners of the following awards: Adam Powell received the Texas Sons of the American Revolution Van Zandt Chapter Award; Haley Schroer was named the department's Senior Scholar; and Kaitlen Eckmann received the Hammond Memorial Award. In the graduate program, Lisa Barnett received the Graduate Teaching Award,Sherilyn Farnes was awarded the Graduate Research prize, and Katherine Bynum received the McDonald Research Prize.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY:

Undergraduate students must have 12 completed history credits at TCU; a 3.0 overall GPA, and a 3.1 GPA in history courses. Membership is not limited to history majors or minors.

Graduate students need to complete a minimum of 12 semester hours towards the MA in history and have a GPA of better than 3.5.

2015 initiates: Emily Dace, Wes Hoblit, Alec Lewis, Nikki Nguyen, and Tammie Rhinehart.

Fall 2014 initiates: Garret Evans, Brandon Frank, Rebekah Yarmchuk, Taylor Meneley, Brennan Rivas, Lauren Mackson, Henry Hollo, Eric Gerber, and Kelly Shara.

Spring 2014 initiates: Brett Battles, Reed Battles, Ryan Hunt, Anna Leinweber, Louisa Liedtke, Devin Long, Bianca Mariottini, Hannah Moore, Andrew Pennison, Bethany Peterson, and David Woodworth. See pictures here.

Fall 2013 initiates: Bob Oliver, Jen Monroe, Jordan Kerr, Merrissa Kuylen, Andrea Scott, Hannah Kuhns, Blakeney Hill, Chris Powers, Mike Burns, Isabella Vick, Alex Dudley, Charlotte Coe, Stephen Edwards

Spring 2013 initiates: LeAnna Schooley, Evan Ferguson, Elizabeth Howell, Briana Ringgold, Maren West, Ian Nicolay, John Roberts, Kellie Halpenny, Caitlin Beth McKinney, Emily Sears, Emily Sumpf, Anthony Case

Fall 2012 initiates: Jeremy Albers, John Richard Alvarado, Theresa Lynn Arias, Ande Brill, Jorge Manuel Castellanos, Lauren Thatcher Duggan, Sophia Marie Gase, Steven Charles Goeken, Scarlet Jernigan, Christian Alexander Lueck, Molly Danielle McCullough, Cathy Moody, Lauren Michelle Olander, Danika Elizabeth Scevers, Cristi Lee Slocum, Ethan Andrew Williamson

Spring 2012 Initiates: Alisha Cherry, Ashley Hart, Brendan McNeal, Jason Moore, Heather Noel, Thomas Pronske, Kirby Richards, Jeremy Trettel, John Watson

Fall 2011 Initiates: Mitchell Klingenberg, Grant Wilbur, Michael Green, Nick Whewell, Jamalin Harp, Zachary Adams, Samantha Shircliff, Cliff Bell, Robert Murchison, Brett Brandon

Spring 2011 Initiates: Josh Behnke, Sarah Fleischer, Charity King, Katie Poe, Kerry Roebke, Jacqueline Taft, Gene Ward, Brittany Weaver

Fall 2010 Initiates: Keith Altavilla, Lisa Barnett, Amanda Bresie, Kelly Grossman, Daniel Guzman, Natalie Latcham, E. Ashley Nemer, Sarah Potts, Miles Smith, Joe Stotlz, Misty Wilson

Spring 2010 Initiates: Brian Banks, Tommy Chenault, Madeline Davis, Ana Esquivel, Jessica Hagen, Jake King, Spencer King, Bethany LaCombe, Jake McCollum, Keome Rowe

Fall 2009 Initiates: Arthur Aven, Luz Huertas Castillo, Kindra Charles, Robert Adams Coles, Brenda Fields, Christopher Hillis, Jessica Krzemien, Jonathan Lane Lamb, Adam Martinez, Ryan Murray, Casey Smock, Shane Teveris, Leigh Ann Wallace, Whitney West, Lauren Whalen, Natalie Zaysoff

Spring 2009 Initiates: Cody Acuff, David Conrad Beyer, Albert Cox, Emily Cox, Colleen Deal, Lauren Hensarling, Andrew McDonald, Haley Murphy, Paige Pohle, Jonathan K. Sheehan, Evan Vaughan, Aaron Walker, Andrew Paul Young

Fall 2008 Initiates: Amanda Edmiston, Nile Elam, Nathaniel Flanders, Alicia Frinak, Kalli Fullerton, Jimmy Hopper, Sarah Low, Lauren Randle, Lacey Riley, Chris Rogers, Carson Russell, James Alexander Smith
Spring 2008 Initiates: Tiffany Bullock, Brandi Burns, Elizabeth Davidson, Colin Douglas, Ryan Frazier, Catherine Murtagh, Samuel Negus, Matthew D. Petersen, Brook Poston, Chelsea Stevens, Kathryn Rae Tanner, Jordan Taylor

Fall 2007 Initiates: Anna Merrick Bonewitz, Colby Bosher, Kimberly Burton, Matt Chisholm, Caitlin Christensen, Emily Cody, Melissa Cossich, Bryan Cupp, Julie Handley, Will Kelly, Blake Lawrence, Amy Lewis, Haley Mutz, Lauren Nixon, Peter Pratt, Michael Wood, Elliot Young

Spring 2007 Initiates: Rachel Daniels, Paul DiPietro, Grant Gossett, Ashley House, Neal Jackson, Lisa Ann Kollenberg, Lara Libby, June Lietz, Katherine McGee, Thomas Pressly, Mallory Primomo, Ashley-Elizabeth Heller Schoonover, Jessica Smith, Veronika Terrian, Matthew Thias