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Phi Alpha Theta Celebrates Best Chapter Award with Pizza Party

Sep 28, 2012

Union’s Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society celebrated its 10th straight Best Chapter Award with a pizza party at the home of Dr. Stephen Carls on September 28, 2012. Taking advantage of beautiful fall weather, the 20 attendees (plus the infant son of Dr. and Mrs. Keith Bates) ate homemade pizza and apple cobbler on Dr. Carls’s deck. Special guests included last year’s Delta-Psi Chapter president and vice president, Caitlin Roach and Savannah German, who were decisive in the success of the chapter in 2011-2012. Current Phi Alpha Theta President Jeffrey Lewoczko and Vice President Mary Ellen Poe conducted a special induction ceremony for new member Zach Thompson during a brief program. On prominent display at the party were the 2012 Best Chapter Award certificate, several photos that highlighted the chapter’s activities during the 2011-2012 academic year, and a 2012 Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention program.


A table with the 2012 Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award, photos of some of the chapter's 2011-2012 activities, and a 2012 Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention program is one of the celebratory items at the Delta-Psi Chapter's pizza party on September 28, 2012.


Caitlin Roach (front) and Savannah German, last year's Delta-Psi president and vice president respectively, help prepare pizzas prior to the Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award pizza party on September 28, 2012.


Caitlin Roach (left), last year's Delta-Psi Chapter president, and Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls put toppings on pizzas at the Phi Alpha Theta pizza party on September 28, 2012.


Attendees at the Phi Alpha Theta pizza party on September 28, 2012, wait for the evening meal to begin. They are: (left to right) Gracie Wise (back to camera), Patricia Dawson, Zach Thompson (face partially obscured), Dr. Terry Lindley, Courtney Allen, Dr. Henry Allen, Jeffrey Lewoczko (face partially obscured), and Dr. David Thomas.


Jordan Haskins and Caitlin Roach enjoy pizza together at the Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award party on September 28, 2012.


Michael Patterson and Savannah German enjoy the beautiful weather at the Phi Alpha Theta pizza party on September 28, 2012.


Dr. Keith Bates holds his infant son Colin while talking with other attendees at the Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award pizza party on September 28, 2012.


Dr. David Thomas enjoys a moment with Colin Bates, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Keith Bates, at the Delta-Psi Chapter's Best Chapter Award pizza party on September 28, 2012.


Delta-Psi Chapter Secretary Patricia Dawson (left) and Vice President Mary Ellen Poe enjoy themselves at the Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award pizza party on September 28, 2012.


Attendees at the Delta-Psi Chapter pizza party enjoy food and conversation on September 28, 2012. Sitting at the table are: (starting on the left and going clockwise) Gracie Wise, Dr. Keith Bates, Zach Thompson (back to camera), and Courtney Allen (back to camera). Others who are visible in the photo are: (starting in the center of the photo behind the table and moving right) Dr. Henry Allen, Dr. Terry Lindley, and Dr. David Thomas (holding Colin Bates).


Logan Smith takes time for a photo at the Delta-Psi Chapter pizza party on September 28, 2012.


Attendees at the September 28 Phi Alpha Theta pizza party enjoy food, conversation, and beautiful weather together. They are: (starting on the left and going clockwise) Jordan Haskins, Caitlin Roach (holding Colin Bates), Mrs. Lisa Bates, and Rachel Bates.


Phi Alpha Theta Vice President Mary Ellen Poe leads Zach Thompson (center) through the society's membership oath, while President Jeffrey Lewoczko observes, at the Delta-Psi Chapter's pizza party on September 28, 2012.


Phi Alpha Theta President Jeffrey Lewoczko (left) presents new inductee Zach Thompson with his membership certificate at the Delta-Psi Chapter's pizza party on September 28. Vice President Mary Ellen Poe adds to the joy of the moment with a big smile.


New Phi Alpha Theta member Zach Thompson and Courtney Allen pause for a photo at the Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award pizza party on September 28, 2012.