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National History Society Inducts JSU Students

By Sherry Kughn
News Bureau

March 30, 2004
-- The Tau Theta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (PAT), a Jacksonville State University history honor society, will induct new members during a ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 in McClure Chapel.
This year's inductees are:

  • Andrew Burns, a junior from Alexandria. He is majoring in exercise science and wellness and wants to become a physical therapist. He has a special interest in early Western civilization, such as Greek city-states. Burns likes to travel and is a member of the HYPER Club. He is married and has two children, Luke and Amy.

  • Connie Lomax, a graduate student from Coldwater. She is majoring in secondary education and social science. She wants to teach.

  • Daniel Rice, a senior from Villa Rica, GA. He is a political science major and wants to become a lawyer or work for the CIA or NASA. He is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma, the freshman honor society, and the Political Science Honor Society.
A reception for the honorees will follow the ceremony in Leone Cole Auditorium.

Students who are members of PAT must have completed 12 hours of history and achieved a 3.25 GPA in those courses. In addition a student must have an overall GPA of 3.00.

The local chapter sponsors a scholar's lecture each year and conducts a service project for needy children in Guatemala. PAT also works closely with the JSU History Club, which provides programs on history and provides social activities and tours of historical sites. The chapter takes part in regional meetings that serve as a forum for the presentation of papers on historical topics.

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