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 at the Phi Alpha Theta conference in Syracuse

2024 Conference

Nazareth students at the Central and Western New York Regional Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society conference in April 2024 at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY.

Back row: Isabelle Nudd, Cat Moores, Phillip Guingona, Jessica McCane, Griffin Bond, Kyle Kuzniar

Front row: Timothy Kneeland, Wren Heron, Rheanna Barney, Kate Paulus, Madison Darrell

Conference Presentations

  • Cathleen "Cat" Moores, “Institutionalization to Bearing Arms: The Brief History of Mental Health and Modern United States Gun Violence
  • Isabelle Nudd, “The “Least Dangerous” Branch?: The Power and Influence of Presidential Supreme Court Appointments under President Donald Trump
  • Griffin Bond, “A Tennis Superstar’s Transformative Civil Rights Journey: Arthur Ashe and Anti-Apartheid Movements of the 1970s
  • Rheanna Barney, “Bones of Contention: Navigating the Ethical Labyrinth of Medical Museums
  • Kate Paulus, “Saving History One Game Over at a Time: The Joystick Chronicles of Video Games as Public Historians***Award winner, Best in Conference
  • Madison Darrell, "’Twas New England’s Time to Dance: The Dance Revolution of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies in the Late Colonial and Early Republic Era" ***Award winner, Best in Conference
  • Wren Heron, “Making Visible the Invisible: Combatting Archival Silences, Redefining Archives, and Collecting Queer/Trans Asian Pacific Islander Stories

Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to our newest inductees (April 7, 2024):

Savannah DeVore, Katherine Paulus, RenaRose Gaston, Griffin William Bond, Katherine Wilburn, Autumn Kelly, Juliana R. Milewski, Gabrielle Y. A. Lawyerr, Wren Heron, Finneas Dolce, Cathleen Moores, Alexis Tobin, Maryann Riley, Kyle Eric Kuzniar, Michael Coles, Isabelle Nudd, Aniya Mister

Honor Cords

Want an honor cord for graduation? Members can order them directly from PAT.