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UNK- The Phi Alpha Theta history honor society at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has earned the “Best Chapter” Award out of 893 chapters in the nation for 2007.
“The Best Chapter award recognizes the commitment and hard work of our UNK student members who invest their time and energy into programs to benefit our campus and local community,” said Dr. Roger Davis, UNK Phi Alpha Theta adviser.
The UNK chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society was founded in 1970, and has more than 387 members and alumni.
The award-winning chapter has been active in presenting films, speakers and special events on campus, as well as organizing trips to conferences and museums. Phi Alpha Theta has also used award money to purchase more than 262 history books, valued at $6,475, for the UNK Calvin T. Ryan Library.
In announcing the award, Grayden Tunstall, national executive director of Phi Alpha Theta wrote: “Chapter adviser Roger Davis has been a tremendous resource for Phi Alpha Theta and serves as an example for our other advisers for service to Phi Alpha Theta, as well as dedication to students.”
Membership in Phi Alpha Theta requires a minimum 3.1 grade point average in 12 or more hours of history classes and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average overall.
The officers of the award-winning chapter for 2007-2008 are listed below, alphabetically by hometown:
Bellevue- Joseph Andersen, vice-president
Fullerton- Kalie Wetovick, secretary
Kearney- Joelle Thompson, historian
Lincoln- Ryan Hellem, president
The new officers for the 2008-2009 academic year are listed below, alphabetically, by hometown:
Fullerton- Kalie Wetovick, president
Kearney- Steve Warren, vice president
Kearney- Sarah Wolf, secretary
Merrimack- Sarah Coryell, historian