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Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students, professors of history, and all history friends who have taken many history courses and achieved success. Winthrop University’s Alpha Tau chapter is the earliest chapter established in the Carolinas, back in 1947. For decades, the Alpha Tau Chapter at Winthrop has organized many cultural events and field trips to promote history and to build connections between Winthrop University and many Carolinian communities.

Mission Statement

We are 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. We seek to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.

Officers: 2018-2019

- President: Marlana Mayton

- Vice President: Cheyenne Altman

- Secretary: Philip Edward Clapper

- Historian: Grace Johnson

- Treasurer: Elvia Paloma Manjarrez

-Member-at-Large: Abby Hieber

Constitution (pdf - 182 KB)



With the sponsorship of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History, and Ms. Maggie Elrod (an alumna of Winthrop’s Department of History and Phi Alpha Theta member), the conference will be held April 12-13 of 2019. The department and the Alpha Tau Chapter invite both graduate and undergraduate students in the Carolinas to attend this two-day event. For more information, please contact Dr. Catherine Chang, Dr. Don Rakestraw or Ms. Katie Hartnett.

Call for Papers (pdf - 80 KB)

Invitation (pdf - 147 KB)


Conference Program (pdf - 311 KB)

Campus Map (pdf - 4.04 MB)

Parking Pass (pdf - 75 KB)

Hotel Information (pdf - 944 KB)

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 8th

Early Registration Deadline: April 1st

For more information, please contact Dr. Catherine Chang, Dr. Don Rakestraw or Ms. Katie Hartnett.


Past Events

- Winthrop: Day by Day (pdf - 374 KB)

- The Ideological Origins of Jacksonian Democracy (pdf - 283 KB)

- Political v. Social Rights: Comparing Constitutions in the US and Mexico (pdf - 148 KB)

- Lifting the Veil: Islam Explained, A Three Part Series (pdf - 235 KB)


Co-Sponsored Events

- Putting a Face on Syria: Hope Through Education (pdf - 133 KB)

- Martin Luther: Reluctant Revolutionary (pdf - 144 KB)


For more information regarding Winthrop University's Phi Alpha Theta Chapter, please contact faculty advisor, Dr. Catherine Chang.


 Awards Ceremony

PAT Awards Ceremony 2026   PAT Awards Ceremony 2044

PAT Awards Ceremony 2045  PAT Awards Ceremony 5468

PAT Awards Ceremony 7495  Phi Alpha Theta F






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