History & Political Science Department

Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

Alpha-Kappa-Gamma is Nazareth College's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta. This national professional society's 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. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.

Nazareth's chapter participates in the annual West/Central New York State regional meeting of Phi Alpha Theta, a conference that enables undergraduates to present original research for competitive awards. 

Nazareth students and faculty at the Buffalo Phi Alpha Theta conference 2019

2019 conference

Nazareth students Joshua Fess, Freddy Stein, Erika Klock, Sarah Dugas, Jacob Kabat and Jessica McCane presented original research papers at the 2019 New York West/Central regional conference at the University of Buffalo.

Also in the photo: Phi Alpha Theta President, Dr. Clayton Drees and Nazareth history professors, Dr. Timothy Kneeland, Dr. Thomas Lappas and Dr. Timothy Thibodeau

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Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to our newest inductees (October, 2019):

Emma Carey, Samantha Carr, Grace Caternolo, Daniel Cliby, Jessica Gerlock, Lauren Gertner, Jacob Kabat, Erika Klock, Danielle Lia, Regan McGwin,  Delaney Martin,  Anna Norman, Katelynne Shoots, Nathanael Sniatecki, Daisy VanArsdale

Honor Cords

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Timothy Thibodeau and Julia Madore

Student Spotlight

Congratulations to history major Joshua Fess, winner of a "Best of the Conference Award," for the paper he presented at the regional Phi Alpha Theta history conference at the University of Buffalo (April, 2019). He received his award from Dr. Clayton Drees, President of the national history honor society of Phi Alpha Theta.

Joshua's paper was titled, "Regimental Trivialization: The Lost Legacy of Rochester's Eighth New York Volunteer Cavalry."