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February 10, 2016   
Posted: December 1, 2004
National history honor society inducts 21 CCU students

Twenty-one Coastal Carolina University students have been inducted into Coastal Carolina University's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the 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.

The Nov. 17 induction ceremony followed a keynote address by Coastal history professor John Navin on Plymouth Plantation.

The new members are:

- Patrick Hampson of Philadelphia, Pa.

- Harriett Hill of Conway

- Kara Jackson of Myrtle Beach

- Jeremy Atkinson of Myrtle Beach

- Jeff Burke of Myrtle Beach

- Matthew Costello of Philadelphia, Pa.

- Daniel DiMaggio of Myrtle Beach

- Jennifer Gesseck of Naugatuck, Conn.

- Rachel Hegarty of Chesapeake Beach, Md.

- Benjamin Bocian of Pawleys Island

- James Causey II of Conway

- Brandy Cox of Conway

- Andrew Kavanaugh of Brookville, Md.

- Kevina Mortin of Conway

- Kyle Santmyer of Mount Airy, Md.

- Diane Lee-Loveras of Myrtle Beach

- Jonathan Palm of Marion, Mass.

- Marc Pennington of Myrtle Beach

- Gail Todd of Conway

- Anthony Wagner of Loris

- Christy Nichols of North Myrtle Beach

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