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Department to Host Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference

The Department of History and Political Science will host a Phi Alpha Theta (International History Honor Society) regional conference on February 22, 2003. The conference will include chapters from colleges and universities across Tennessee as well as surrounding states. Unionís Delta Psi Chapter, which was founded in 1953 and is the oldest in Tennessee, will use the occasion to help celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. Union last hosted a conference in 1991, but it has a long tradition of sending history students to present papers at regional conferences both inside and outside of Tennessee. In the past decade, students from Union have won prizes for outstanding papers at conferences in Tennessee, Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, and Mississippi.

Front row (left to right): Dr. George Monks, Mrs. Ajax, Mrs. O.C. Skipper, Miss Patricia Hardy, Dr. O.C. Skipper, Mrs. Rosa D. Rutledge, Mrs. Mallie Newsom, Mrs. Bettye B. Walker

Second Row: Dr. R. H. Ward, T.W. Davis, Orville I. Wilson, Charles P. Curier, Jr., George M. Horton, Roy G. Elliott

Charter members of the Delta Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta and installing officers from Mississippi State College for Women.

To petition for a chapter of Phi Alpha Theta was the idea of Mrs. Rosa D. Rutledge, sponsor of the Rutledge Honorary History Club.

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