NKU Alpha Beta Phi wins Best Chapter Award 19th year in a row

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Friday – Oct. 3, 2014

The Northern Kentucky University Alpha Beta Phi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) National History Honor Society has won the Best Chapter Award, Division V universities (15,001 to 23,000 students), for 2014. This is the chapter’s 23rd Best Chapter award and 19th in a row.

NKU’s PAT students earned the honor through their participation in many campus activities, involvement in multiple volunteer activities across the region, and numerous field trips to regional historical sites and events. In addition, several students have presented papers at conferences, including the national PAT conference in Albuquerque last January. The chapter’s highly-respected journal, Perspectives in History, published 12 student articles in two volumes last year, including submissions from students of other universities.

Dr. Robert Wilcox, faculty advisor for the NKU chapter, said the award reflects the collective dedication of students, faculty, staff, advisors, alumni, and university administrators. “I am very excited to be a part of PAT’s continued commitment to history, the university, and the community over the coming year,” Dr. Wilcox said.

Phi Alpha Theta is open to anyone with a grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.1 in history courses. History and non-history majors are welcome. For more information or to become a member, contact Dr. Wilcox at wilcox@nku.edu or visit the Alpha Beta Phi chapter office in Landrum 423.

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