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Phi Alpha Theta Holds Spring Initiation and Plenary Meeting

Feb 21, 2012 -

The Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society held its spring initiation and plenary meeting on February 21, 2012. Chapter Vice President Savannah German conducted the initiation ceremony at which the following students officially joined the society: Allie Durham, Logan Smith, Charles Snow, Heather Stricklin, and Gracie Wise. Delta-Psi President Caitlin Roach awarded the new members their certificates of membership.

President Caitlin presided over the plenary meeting that ensued. The first order of business was the election of officers for the 2012-2013 academic year. Those elected were: Jeffrey Lewoczko, president; Mary Ellen Poe, vice president; Patricia Dawson, secretary; Allie Durham, senator; and Charles Snow, senator. President Caitlin and Vice President Savannah then presented a PowerPoint program of the trip that seven Delta-Psi Chapter student members took with history department faculty members to the Phi Alpha Theta biennial convention in Orlando, Florida, in early January. Following that, President Caitlin announced several upcoming events for the chapter, including: the annual Franco-American bake sale on March 7; the Tennessee Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference on March 23-24; a trip to watch a 150th Anniversary Battle of Shiloh Reenactment on March 31; the “Red T-Shirt Spirit Day” on April 9; the history club-sponsored department awards banquet on May 3; the Phi Alpha Theta/History Department cookout on May 11; and graduation on May 19. After Dr. Carls talked about Phi Alpha Theta scholarships, paper prizes, and the national Phi Alpha Theta website at www.phialphatheta.org, the meeting was adjourned. Participants ended the evening by enjoying refreshments and engaging in conversation.

Delta-Psi Vice President Savannah German (foreground) begins the induction ceremony of the chapter's five new members on February 21, 2012. The initiates are: (left to right) Charles Snow, Logan Smith, Gracie Wise, Allie Durham, and Heather Stricklin.

The new members of the Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta proudly display their certificates of membership following their initiation into the society on February 21, 2012. They are: (left to right) Logan Smith, Charles Snow, Gracie Wise, Heather Stricklin, and Allie Durham.

Attendees at the Phi Alpha Theta spring initiation and plenary meeting on February 21, 2012 join together for a group photo: They are (front row, left to right) Elaura Highfield, Megan Winters, Mary Ellen Poe, Patricia Dawson, Savannah German, Hannah Marsh, and Caitlin Roach; (second row, left to right) Will Miller, Dr. Keith Bates, Heather Stricklin, Allie Durham, Gracie Wise, and Dr. Judy LeForge; (third row, left to right) Dr. Stephen Carls, Dr. Henry Allen, James Fowler, Colton Gebben, Jeffrey Lewoczko, Charles Snow, and Logan Smith.

Jeffrey Lewoczko shows delight after being elected the 2012-2013 president of Union's Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta on February 21, 2012.

Attendees at the Delta-Psi Chapter's spring initiation/plenary meeting on February 21 enjoy a PowerPoint program that Chapter President Caitlin Roach (standing in front of screen) and Vice President Savannah German (standing to the left of screen) presented on the chapter's trip to the 2012 Phi Alpha Theta biennial convention in Orlando, Florida, in January.

Delta-Psi President Caitlin Roach (right) prepares to adjourn the chapter's spring plenary meeting on February 21, 2012. On the left is Vice President Savannah German.

Phi Alpha Theta members enjoy refreshments and conversation following the Delta-Psi Chapter's spring initiation/plenary meeting on February 21, 2012. Seated in the front row are Megan Winters (left) and Caitlin Roach. Members facing toward the camera in the back row and sitting are (left to right) Jeffrey Lewoczko, Colton Gebben, and Will Miller.