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Students Present Papers in Mississippi; Patterson Wins First Place


David Patterson presents his paper on Republicans in the New South at the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference in Starkville, Mississippi.

Mariann Martin and David Patterson, both history majors, presented papers at the Mississippi Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference at Mississippi State University on March 27, 2004. Marian's paper dealt with "The Greco-Roman Heritage: A Defense of Southern Life," and was a part of a panel on "Southern Culture." David's paper, entitled "Rebel Republicans: The Religion and Politics of the New South," was included in a session on "Southen Politics in the 20th Century." At an awards ceremony, David received special recognition as the first place winner for best undergraduate papers at the conference.


Faculty members who traveled to Starkville for the conference included Dr. Stephen Carls (History), Dr. Terry Lindley (History), and Dr. James Patterson (Christian Studies). Dr. Patterson's wife, Donna, was also there.


Mariann Martin, Dr. Terry Lindley, Dr. James Patterson, David Patterson, and Dr. Stephen Carls pose for the camera shortly after their arrival on the campus of Mississippi State University to attend the Mississippi Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference on March 27.


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