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Coastals History Honor Society inducts 10 new members

April 19, 2004

Ten students have been inducted into Coastal Carolina Universitys chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, a national honor society for history 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.

Robert Oliver of Coastals Department of History delivered a keynote address based on his forthcoming book, A Faithful Heart: The Journals of Emmala Reed, 1865 and 1866.

The new members are:

Jessica Dulaney, a sophomore history major, of Myrtle Beach

Richard Watkins, a junior interdisciplinary studies major, of Georgetown

Andrew McIntyre, a junior management major, of Springfield, Va.

Jason West, a sophomore history major, of Toms River, N.J.

Jennifer Jeffcoat, a senior physical education major, of Columbia

Andrew Swanner, a senior sociology major, of Greenville

Myranda Goff, sophomore history major, of Conway

Jennifer English, a sophomore history major, of Seneca

Stephanie Walker, a graduate student, of Myrtle Beach

Adam Jones, a junior history major, Garden City