Phi Alpha Theta is an honor society for students of history. Founded at the University of Arkansas in 1921, it now boasts over 900 chapters and 350,000 members. Reinhardt's chapter (designated Alpha Mu Beta) was founded in 2005 and has inducted new members every year since.
Requirements for membership: a student must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, and a GPA of at least 3.1 in four or more history courses. It is not necessary to be a history major to be eligible to join. Interested students should contact Jonathan Good, faculty advisor.
The PAT quarterly journal is The Historian, which new initiates receive for a year as part of their membership fee.
Phi Alpha Theta hosts 35 regional meetings nationwide each spring, and a biennial national convention. The 2016 Georgia regional meeting will be held on April 2, 2016 at Spelman College, and the national convention was held in Orlando, Florida, January 6-10, 2016. Reinhardt's PAT chapter was pleased to host the Georgia regional meeting in 2010 and 2015.
The 2016 induction ceremony was held on March 17 at 3:30 in the Glass House. David Parker of Kennesaw State University was our guest speaker. Brent Blackwell, Cole Gregory, Katie Hale, Melissa Martinez, Chase Palmer, Grant Patrick, Max Smith, Kyle Walker, and Joseph Wheeler were all inducted as new members.
Members, Reinhardt University chapter of Phi Alpha Theta:
2015: Daniel Carpenter, Kaitlyn Gibson, Zach McElveen
2014: Brandi Kristina Allen, Matthew Amis, Alexander Bryant, Joseph Dylan Ellis, Wyatt Dean, Zachary Muller
2013: Aaron Avera, Chris Baker, Patrick Hall, Beth McDougald, Leslie Ratchford, Ari Tatum
2012: Patricia Barton, Jacqueline Cline, Steven Karafa, Justin Lawrenz, Martie Richards
2011: Owen Bageley, Emerald Boggs, Elizabeth Haverfield, Bree Holtzman, Denny Jones, Stephanie Joyner, Hannah Mayo, Will McCracken, Anna Nation, Trevor Rhodes, Caitlan Sumner, Heather Tatham, Carey Whipple
2010: Tyler Hinson, Billy King, Andrew Pullen, Barbara Stamey, Lindsay Taylor
2009: Brandi Berger, Courtney Byrd, Bennett Gaddes, Carl Lilja, Erika Miller, Kirsten Rodning
2008: Louis Cipra, Will Cody, Sarah Coulter, Gail Oldt, Stephen Semasky
2007: Dan Audia, Leigh Baker, Christina Burns, Amanda Gabrell, Lauren Lewis, Kimmie O’Connor, Stefanie Painter, Devin Pass, Brett Shirley, Lara Spradley, Heather Turner
2006: Joe Satterfield, Jarrell Hales III, Lance Patrick, Jonathan Post
2005: Maria Satterfield, Andrew Craig, Shannon Hackett, Sean Mulligan, Mathew Pinson, Joe Phillips, Reed Vener, Jefferson Holt, Raelynda Adams, Caleb Land