SCRAPBOOK: Department and Chapter Activities, 2007-2008
Phi Alpha Theta Initiation of New Members Ceremony: The ceremony was on January 31st. Keynote speaker was Dr. Nazir Atassi, who discussed "From Engineering to History: An Uncommon Path of a Historian."
Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference: Held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Louisiana Historical Association in Lafayette, Louisiana. Presenters from LA TECH (pictured clockwise): Brandy Blanchard, Lou-Anne Williams, Ryan Moore, William Rolfe
Lhambda-Rho Annual Student Paper Conference and Banquet
Graduate student Brandy Blanchard won first prize in the Phi Alpha Theta graduate paper competition for her paper entitled, “Slavery and Architecture: A Tool for Rebellion and a Tool for Repression.”
Graduate student Jason C. Fossella took second prize for his paper, “Ahead of Their Time: Anastasius I and Economic Thought in Late Antiquity.”
Outgoing chapter president Lou-Anne Williams received the Phi Alpha Theta Lambda-Rho chapter’s annual Outstanding Member award, while Brandy Blanchard and John Ortis of Shreveport were presented with Most Active Member citations.