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Nazareth Well-Represented at Annual Regional Phi Alpha Theta History Conference

Published April 16, 2018

Nazareth College hosted the New York/West Central Regional Phi Alpha Theta History Conference on April 7 with two Nazareth students taking home awards. 50 papers were presented by students representing 11 colleges and universities from New York State and Pennsylvania. Three Nazareth students, Jenna Amann '18, Simone Macirella ‘17, and Frederick Stein '19, each presented papers, and history professor Tim Kneeland was the keynote speaker.

Stein won a “Best of the Conference” for his paper titled The Kinzua Dam, “an Unconscionable and Immoral” Disregard of the “Treaty of Canandaigua.” Macirella was recognized with an “Honorable Mention” for her paper, To Be Redeemed From Fire by Fire: A Critical Analysis of Joan of Arc’s Trial.

Phi Alpha Theta is honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society boasts over 400,000 members with around 9,000 new members joining each year through 970 national chapters.  


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