Honors students present at Phi Alpha Theta conference

Monday, April 23, 2018

Three Honors history students presented their original research at the regional Phi Alpha Theta conference, according to Dr. Robin K. Payne, Assistant Professor of History.

Garrett C. McCurdy, a senior from Marlinton, WV, read his paper, "Evaluating the Benefits of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the National and Social Landscape of the 1930s." A Social Studies Education major, McCurdy is student teaching this spring at Bridgeport High School.

Madison. A. Schell, a senior history major from Rivesville, presented her study, "Aren't They Women?"

Juliana R. Spradling, who is from Charleston, read, "The War of Pictures and Corruption:  The Feud of Nast and Tweed.  Spradling is a senior History major. 

McCurdy, Schell, and Spradling are all members of Fairmont State's Honors Program.

Payne commented, “All three students did a fantastic job and represented our program with great confidence and professionalism.  On top of that, I am thrilled to share the good news that Garrett McCurdy even received an award for having submitted the best paper on his panel!"

The conference was held March 10 at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. 

Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honor society.