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Students Present Papers at
Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference

Six Union students presented history papers at the 2006 Tennessee Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference at Lipscomb University in Nashville on February 25, 2006. Jessica Gertig, Cassie Harris, Gayra Jones, Alison Kirk, Jennifer May, and Natalie Treece were Union's paper presenters, and they attended the conference with Dr. Stephen Carls, the faculty advisor to Union's Delta-Psi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, and history faculty member Dr. Judy LeForge. Gertig won the best undergraduate paper award in the category of women's history for her study on "Women's Modesty in the South: 1850s - 1930s," and Jennifer May won the undergraduate award in the area of religion in America for her paper about "Lottie Moon: Lodestone for Foreign Missions." The conference luncheon celebrated the 50th anniversary of Lipscomb's Epsilon-Chi chapter (1956-2006) of Phi Alpha Theta; Dr. Jack Tunstall, Phi Alpha Theta's national executive director, spoke about "The Historian as Detective" as the luncheon's featured speaker.

 


Union University's paper presenters arrive at the 2006 Tennessee Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference at Lipscomb University on February 25, 2006. They are (left to right) Jennifer May, Natalie Treece, Cassie Harris, Alison Kirk, Jessica Gertig, and Gayra Jones.


Dr. Jack Tunstall, the Executive Director of Phi Alpha Theta, stands with Union's two paper winners at the 2006 regional conference, Jennifer May (left) and Jessica Gertig (right).

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