Lyon College inducted seven new members into the Phi Alpha Theta honor society during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 3, in the Flanders Reading Room.
Founded in 1921, Phi Alpha Theta is the national honor society for history. Its mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.
Phi Alpha Theta boasts more than 350,000 lifetime members and 860 local chapters. Membership is open to history professors and both undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a major or minor in history.
Each member of Phi Alpha Theta must have completed at least three semesters or equivalent of full-time college coursework, completed at least 12 semester credit hours or equivalent in history courses, have maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA, be in the top 35 percent of their class and have a minimum 3.1 GPA in their history courses.
The following students were the 2016-17 inductees:
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