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Phi Alpha Theta Presents Best Chapter Award Check to Union University Library

Dec 13, 2012

Union’s Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society presented a check that it received from the society’s national headquarters as a 2012 Best Chapter Award winner to the Union University library on December 13, 2012. Jeffrey Lewoczko, the chapter president, gave the check to Library Director Anna Beth Morgan in a special ceremony held in the library. Chapter Vice President Mary Ellen Poe, last year’s vice president Savannah German, and Faculty Advisor Dr. Stephen Carls also participated in the event by holding the books that the chapter purchased with the 2012 prize money.

Since 2012 was the 10th straight year that the Delta-Psi Chapter has earned a Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award, chapter members worked with the library in putting together a display table that would contain all of the books the chapter purchased between 2003 and 2011. Delta-Psi bought 65 books for the library during these years, and all of the books in question were located and put on the table for display on December 13.

The Delta-Psi Chapter bought an additional 10 books for the library in 2012 with its $250 prize, including: Matthew Briones, Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America; Roger Crowley, City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas; Martin Evans, Algeria: France’s Undeclared War; Von Hardesty and Ilya Grinberg, Red Phoenix Rising: The Soviet Air Force in World War II; Max Hastings, Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945; Robert Leiken, Europe’s Angry Muslims: The Revolt of the Second Generation; Peter Longerich, Heinrich Himmler: A Life; W. Mark Ormrod, Edward III; George C. Rable, Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!; and A. N. Wilson, The Elizabethans.


Delta-Psi Chapter President Jeffrey Lewoczko presents a Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award check to Library Director Anna Beth Morgan on December 13, 2012. Those holding books purchased with the 2012 prize money are: Savannah German (left), Mary Ellen Poe (second from right), and Dr. Stephen Carls. All the books that the chapter purchased with Best Chapter Award monetary prizes between 2003 and 2011 are on the display table in front of them. Photo by Morris Abernathy


Delta-Psi Chapter representatives stand with Library Director Anna Beth Morgan (second from left) at the end of a Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award check presentation ceremony on December 13, 2012. They are: President Jeffrey Lewoczko (left), Vice President Mary Ellen Poe (second from right), and Faculty Advisor Dr. Stephen Carls (right). Photo by Morris Abernathy


A Christmas tree built of books is on prominent display in the lounge area of Union University's library on December 13, 2012. The Christmas tree was used as a backdrop for the Delta-Psi Chapter's Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award check presentation to the director of Union's Emma Waters Summar library on December 13, 2012. Photo by Morris Abernathy


A table filled with books that Union's Delta-Psi Chapter purchased with Best Chapter Award monetary prizes between 2003 and 2011 stands in front of the Union library's book-built Christmas tree on December 13, 2012. The cart in front of the Christmas tree holds the 10 books that the Delta-Psi Chapter bought for the library in 2012 with its prize money.


The Union University library's book-constructed Christmas tree and the books purchased with Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award monetary prizes between 2003 and 2012 are on prominent display in the library's reading lounge on December 13, 2012.