Eight seniors join national history honor society

Eight senior history majors were inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, during a ceremony held Nov. 13 in the Young Building.

This year’s inductees were:

  • Colleen Ciccone
  • Brittany Fox
  • Allison Graves
  • Autumn Houghton
  • Christian Isidoro
  • Rebecca Sherman
  • Ellen Tuttle
  • Allyse Zajac

Kate Viens ’84, director of research at the Massachusetts Historical Society, was the featured speaker. A scholar of the early republic and material culture, she majored in English and history at Salve Regina. Viens holds an M.A. in history from Northeastern University, where she concentrated in public history, and is currently writing a history dissertation in the Boston University American and New England studies program.

Founded in 1921 at the University of Arkansas, Phi Alpha Theta has more than 400,000 members and 970 chapters nationwide. Dr. John Quinn started the Alpha-Kappa-Omega chapter on Salve Regina’s campus in 2003. Since that time, 104 history majors have been inducted. To be eligible, students must be seniors in good standing, with a minimum 3.1 GPA in history courses, and be in the top third of their class.

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