STEPHENVILLE (April 12, 2016) — Five Tarleton State University students presented papers this month at the North Central Texas Phi Alpha Theta Conference in Fort Worth.
Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. Tarleton’s chapter, Alpha Beta Chi, was established in 1985.
Tarleton history professors Christopher Hickman, Mattie Fitch and Michael Landis helped students prepare their papers and served as commentators and moderators for the regional conference.
Student presenters were:
• Sara Brown, “The Small Town Museum: Promotion, Provocation and Survival;”
• Amy Gaudette, “The Woman in the White House: The Life of Grace Halsell and Her Experiences on President Lyndon Johnson’s Staff;”
• Matt Killingsworth, “The Historical Memory of the Tower Shooting;”
• Michelle Loyd, “Moguls on Trial: The September 1941 Investigations of Hollywood;” and
• Cory McCray, “Henry Clay, the Whig Party and the Complications of Compromise.”
For more information on Tarleton’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Beta Chi, visit http://www.tarleton.edu/phialphatheta/ or email Dr. Hickman at email@example.com.
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