History honor society at Coastal inducts 24 students
The Psi-Mu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta was established at Coastal Carolina University in 1978. To be eligible for membership, students must have taken at least 12 hours of history courses and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
Phi Alpha Theta encourages historical research, excellence in teaching, scholarly publication and the exchange of learning among students of history. The society was organized at the University of Arkansas in 1921 and has grown to more than 850 chapters. One of the largest honor societies in the United States, the organization offers numerous awards and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate student members. Each year approximately 40 regional meetings are convened at which students present research papers.
The Nov. 14 induction ceremony followed a keynote address by historian John David Smith on the topic of slavery as idea and symbol.
The new members are:
Angela Atanasov of Myrtle Beach
Christopher Brown of Midlothian,Va.
Brooks Collins of Myrtle Beach
Charles Crawford of Surfside Beach
Suzette Cuevas of Myrtle Beach
Maria Davis of Murrells Inlet
Justin S. Gardner of Houston, Texas
Suzanna Healy of South Hadley, Mass.
Michael Hitch of Simpsonville
Katie Knieriemen of Warwick, N.Y.
Regina Kochan of Myrtle Beach
Adam Miller of Pawleys Island
Joseph Minter of Murrells Inlet
John Peach of Conway
Mica Pruitt of Myrtle Beach
Sheena Rote of Myrtle Beach
Jason Schipper of Conway
Joshua N. Spivey of Loris
Robin Stewart of Conway
Scott Suggs of Loris
Eric Tavares of Kingston, N.Y.
Dustin Taylor of Manning
Brandon D. Todd of Loris
Fredrick Wix of Myrtle Beach