JACKSON, Tenn. – April 23, 2008 – Six Union University history students presented papers at the Tennessee Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference April 5 at the University of Tennessee-Martin.
Two students, Cameron Armstrong, a senior from Howell, Mich., and Mary Thompson, a senior from Millington, Tenn., won best paper prizes. Armstrong’s paper, “Prayer, Partnership, and Persecution: Southern Baptist Missions Behind the Iron Curtain, 1950-1960,” won the award in the category of “European History.”
Thompson’s paper, “The Effect of Anti-German Propaganda During World War I on German-Americans in Tennessee,” won the prize in “Cultural History.”
Other Union paper presenters were Brendon Kuhlman, Kathleen Cooper, Nikki Henry and Hannah Holliday. History professors Keith Bates, Stephen Carls, Jude LeForge and Terry Lindley accompanied the students to the conference.
Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honor society. Union’s chapter, the Delta-Psi chapter, was chartered in 1953 and is the oldest in Tennessee.