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Students earn honors at Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society conference

Published April 18, 2023

Nazareth students presented original research papers at the Central/Western New York Regional Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society conference on April 15, 2023, at Le Moyne College in Syracuse. Nazareth students joined peers from seven other New York colleges and universities including Buffalo State University, Ithaca College, Le Moyne, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Geneseo, and University of Buffalo.

Nazareth’s Kayla Petri received a “Best of the Conference” awards for her research, and honorable mention awards went to Madison Darrell, Kayleigh Hegerle, and Katherine Paulus.

Nazareth students who participated and their research projects:

Rheanna Barney, “A Miraculous Failure: The 1616-1619 Smallpox Epidemic of Massachusetts Bay and the Native American Response”

Madison Darrell, “Enslavement Interpretation and Visitor Experiences: A Case Study of Three Sites Joined by a Common History”

Kayleigh Hegerle, “Correcting Our Material Past: The Decolonization of Museum Collections to Establish Diversity, Inclusion, and Community”

Katherine Paulus, “The Horrors of Feminism: Second-Wave Feminism and Horror Movies in the 1970s”

Kayla Petri, “Her Antifeminist Crusade: Phyllis Schlafly’s STOP ERA Movement and its Consequences”

Isabella Rehermann, “‘Take It Easy’ to ‘The Sad Cafe’: The Eagles and the 1970s”

Nazareth’s Phi Alpha Theta chapter adviser Timothy Thibodeau, Ph. D., was joined by Isabel Cordova, Ph.D., as a session chair and judge, respectively.

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Isabella Rehermann, Rheanna Barney, Kayleigh Hegerle, Katherine Paulus, Madison Darrell, and Kayla Petri at the conference in Syracuse.