OC history students win 23rd consecutive Best Chapter award

Nov 06, 2018

History students at Oklahoma Christian University once again have made a name for themselves, proving they are some of the best history students in the nation. The Tau Sigma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta has won the 2018 Nels A. Cleven Award where two undergraduate and two graduate awarded for superior papers submitted by student members of Phi Alpha Theta for chapters which have won five or more Best Chapter Awards. This is its 23nd consecutive Best Chapter Award in Division 1.

OC’s chapter is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, an honor society for college history students and professors in the United States. This organization focuses on developing the skills required for history, along with integrating students into the professional historical community through conferences and other events.

Phil Alpha Theta President Brandon Kiefer said Phi Alpha Theta benefits the university in several ways, one stemming from their continued excellence..

“The Tau Sigma chapter of Phi Alpha Theta has received the Best Chapter award for 23 consecutive years,” Kiefer said. “This award takes into account all of the activities, such as presenting at conferences, service events and tutoring students, undertaken by the chapter throughout each year.”

Phi Alpha Theta’s goal is to help prepare OC’s history graduates for success after graduation.

“Whether it comes from graduate work or entrance into a career, the skills and experiences provided by Phi Alpha Theta help ensure that our graduates achieve excellence,” said Kiefer.