Nine seniors join national history honor society
Nine senior history majors were inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, during a ceremony held Nov. 7 in the Young Building.
This year’s inductees were:
- Danielle Cabral
- Taylor Chisholm
- Edward Cullinane
- Samantha Farnsworth
- Abigail Gray
- Sydnee Odei-Ntiri
- Samantha Parks
- Grayce Rogers
- Lindsey Smith
Nicole Voci ’12, a history teacher at St. John Paul II High School in Hyannis, Massachusetts, was the featured speaker. She taught history at Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, Massachusetts from 2012-2015 and earned an M.A. in modern European history from Providence College in 2014.
Voci discussed how the study of history develops analytical and communication skills that are useful in a range of professions. She also spoke about the important role history plays in helping leaders and everyday people understand the world in which we live.
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, more than 120 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.