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Phi Alpha ThetaEach semester, Chapman students who have taken at least four history courses and maintained at least a 3.1 GPA in their history courses, and a 3.0 overall GPA are invited to join the Alpha-Mu-Gamma chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honors society. 

Once initiated, students become lifelong members of Phi Alpha Theta and are eligible to compete for scholarships, essay contests, and to attend regional and national conferences sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta. In addition, Alpha Mu Gamma, the campus chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, regularly organizes history related events for all Chapman students including lectures, film series, visits to area museums and trips to Washington, D.C. 

PAT Officers 2019-2020

The PAT Officers for 2019-20
Michael MacInnes, Co-President; Joseph Dickinson, Secretary/Treasurer; Lou VanHecke, Co-President; Leana Sottile, Secretary; Eden Jacnuk, Historian/Public Relations

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2019-2020 Phi Alpha Theta Officers (Alpha Mu Gamma Chapter)

Co-Presidents: Michael MacInnes and Lou VanHecke

Vice President: Open Position

Secretary: Leana Sottile

Secretary/Treasurer: Joseph Dickinson

Historian/Public Relations: Eden Jacnuk – chapmanpathistorian@gmail.com

Graduate Rep: Open Position

Events Coordinator: Open Position


Our Mission

We are a society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.

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2019-2020 Alpha Mu Gamma Chapter Co-Presidents

Michael MacInnes and Lou VanHecke