Phi Alpha Theta
Our chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national History Honor Society, was established in May 2007. Phi Alpha Theta was established in 1921 and is a charter member of the Association of College Honor Societies. It has over 800 active chapters and 275,000 members. Phi Alpha Theta publishes a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, The Historian, and convenes 35 regional meetings each year.
Current members of our Alpha Mu Omega chapter include:
Monica Cortez-Guardado ('12), Theresa Cortez-Guardado ('12), Amy Delgado ('12), Kelly Gerhold ('12), Crystal Smith ('12), Elizabeth Youngberg ('12), Cetoya Alexander ('12), Sarah Chronister ('12), Courtney Frost ('12), Taylor Hitt ('12), Christiana Oatman ('12), Jordan Sears-Zeve ('12), Robert Siess ('12), Katy Ann Walton ('12), Amanjot Bhangal ('12), Aneka McKean ('12), Julia Rowe ('13), Andrea Strickland ('12)
The chapter is looking for new members and volunteers. Please see Chapter Advisor Dr. Jennifer Helgren (email@example.com) for more information.
Chapter Officers for 2011-2012
President: Crystal Smith
Vice President: Amy Delgado
Secretary: Kelly Gerhold
Treasurer: Jordan Sears-Zeve
Chapter meeting schedule for fall 2011 to be announced. Meetings take place at 12:00 noon at the tables near the Jacoby Center on the second floor of the Wendell Phillips Center (WPC).
Our chapter is on Facebook and has a Sakai site.
History majors Silvia Guzman '11 and Johanna Bakmas '09 mingle with Dr. Greg Rohlf, center, during the reception at the Haggin Museum.
The 2011 Northern California Conference of Phi Alpha Theta was held at the University of the Pacific March 18-19, 2011. Eleven Pacific students presented their research on various historical topics. They included Crystal Smith (history), Brianna Valensin (history), Sharon Su (music), Andrea Strickland (music), Bryce McLaughlin (music), Chris Hewitt (music), Amy Delgado (history), Aman Bhangal (social science), Silvia Guzman (history), Kelly Gerhold (history), and Andrew Rathkopf (history).
Bhangal won third prize for Best Undergraduate Paper for her essay "Gender as a Topic of the Holocaust." Students from eight other universities also presented their research.
The 2012 regional conference will be held at Santa Clara University.
Spring Initiation and Graduation Party
Our initiation and graduation party took place on April 29, 2011, at the home of Professors Gerhard and Rohlf in Stockton. Graduating seniors received a crimson Phi Alpha Theta sash to wear over their robes denoting their achievement. Parents and friends were encouraged to attend this event.