Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Inducts New Members


The Alpha Epsilon Delta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta inducted thirty-three new members at its recent initiation ceremony on Thursday, February 9. Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. Induction into the society recognizes excellence in the study of history. The Alpha Epsilon Delta Chapter at Rhodes was founded in 1990.

Phi Alpha Theta president Jane Barrilleaux presided over the ceremony which included a keynote lecture by Steve Pike, Director of Museums for the Pink Palace Family of Museums, who spoke on the value of a liberal arts education in the “real world.” Pike was introduced by Phi Alpha Theta faculty advisor Tait Keller.

The Department of History congratulates these new initiates:

Leigh E. Allison
Sarah Holland Bacot
Nolan K. Bielinski
Cecil T. Brown II
Mary C. Bussey-Spencer
Emily Crain Collins
Sarah E. Doherty
Paul R. Domer
Ian J. Engdahl
Benjamin John Evans
Martha Ree Falls
Sarah E. Ferguson
Laura A. Fogarty
Christopher Robert Hanewald
Patrick Robert Harris
Annabeth H. Hayes
Logan Elizabeth Henrikson
Jaime Marie Hopkins
Lucy Moore Kellison
Danielle K. Lenz
Jiawen Li
Rui Li
Natalie R. Malouf
Mary Katherine Mullen
Greyson P. Neff
Lauren A. Peterson
Jeffrey M. Putnam, Jr.
Maria L. Raffanti
Jordan Bailey Redmon
Juan A. Roncal
Sarah E. Smith
Dorothy T. Svgdik
Ashley L. Tufton