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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

More about the 2019 conference »

Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to our newest inductees (October 17, 2021):

Caroline Breitweiser, Madison Coline Darrell, Kathryn Elizabeth Emerson, Kayleigh Lynn Hegerle, Zachary Donald Herbert, Jessica Klem, Simone Gorgievski, William Joshua Levesque, Chiara Michelle Osborne, Sarah Jean Smith, Hannah Tulchinsky, Tena Wehrlin


Honor Cords

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

Congratulations to history major and Phi Alpha Theta member, Emmarae Stein '21 for her "Best of the Conference" Award for a paper she contributed to the remote version of the New York State regional conference at Ithaca College (April of 2020).

Her paper is titled:

"African-American Enslavement and the Emergence of Anti-Black Racism in Cherokee Society."