Hartwick Phi Alpha Theta Chapter Hosts Regional Conference

May 11, 2010

On April 10, the members of the Hartwick College chapter of Phi Alpha Theta hosted the history honor society's annual regional conference. Students from other colleges in upstate New York joined eight Hartwick scholars in presenting their original research.

Megan Glennon '10 won a prize for her paper "Charles Grandison Finney: Of Converts and Conflicts," which grew out of a paper written in Associate Professor of History Sean Kelley's Jacksonian America class. Glenonn has expanded the paper for her senior thesis.

Chris DiDonna '10 also won for his paper "For God, Pride, and Wealth: Simon de Montfort and the Albigensian Crusade." The paper grew out of DiDonna's senior thesis, which also was supervised by Kelley.

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Michael Tannenbaum welcomed participants, and Professor Emeritus Len Pudelka moderated one of the panels. The conference was organized by Phi Alpha Theta faculty advisor Kelley and Phi Alpha Theta president Joe Marchwinski '11.

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