Morningside history honor society welcomes new students

Apr 19, 2021 • History, Student News, Honors & Awards
Morningside's 2021 Phi Alpha Theta induction ceremony

Morningside’s chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society hosted an initiation ceremony on Saturday, April 10 to welcome spring 2021 members as well as 2020 initiates.

Students who joined in 2020 were celebrated at this ceremony along with 2021 members because the 2020 initiates were unable to participate in their ceremony last year due to COVID-19.

“I officially joined the chapter last year,” said Hunter Yearington, a sophomore history major from Clarinda, Iowa. “I felt nervous but honored to be finally be initiated.”

Each semester, students who meet the honor society’s requirements are invited to join Morningside’s chapter. The requirements are having gained twelve credits of history courses, a minimum of a 3.1 GPA in history courses, and a minimum 3.0 GPA overall.

Michelle Arnold, Yesenia Fajardo, Hope Morken, and Karlie Reagan are the new members for spring 2021, and Brody Kacmarynski, Brett McEachern, Ro Paschal, Dana Pearson, Hunter Yearington, and Mikellie Grant joined in 2020.

Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history with over 400,000 members and 970 chapters across the nation. Morningside’s chapter, Alpha Omicron Phi, was founded in 2014.

Morningside’s history program engages students with real-world learning experiences and research that prepare them for careers in law, government, business, and education. Graduates who receive a departmental recommendation have a 100% placement rate at law schools, and the program has an excellent overall reputation with graduate schools and government agencies. The faculty are active scholars committed to supporting student success, and Morningside offers ample opportunities for students to get involved on campus and beyond. Learn more here.

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