History & Social Science

Organizations and Awards

Phi Alpha Theta
Pi Sigma Alpha
Barristers
Undergraduate Awards and Recognition
Tenor of Our Times -- Undergraduate Journal

 

Phi Alpha Theta

Eta Phi Chapter (Founded at Harding in 1960)
National History Honor Society

Requirements for membership:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Above 3.0 GPA in history courses
  • Completion of 12 hours of history courses
  • Completion of at least 1 history course at Harding with grade of B or higher

For further details contact: Julie Harris, GB 210

Harding's Phi Alpha Theta Webpage

Pi Sigma Alpha

Nu Eta Chapter (Founded at Harding in 1982)
National Political Science Honor Society

Requirements for membership:

  • 3.25 GPA
  • 3.25 GPA in political science courses
  • Completion of 15 hours political science courses, of which 9 hours must be in 200-level courses

For further details contact: Steve Breezeel, GB 121

Barristers

Barristers is Harding's pre-law club. Now over 30 years old, it is comprised of students united by a common interest in the practice of law at some future date.  Membership is open to any student sharing this interest.

The club's activities will also vary somewhat from year to year based on members' interests and needs, but past activities have included visits to law schools in Arkansas and neighboring states; question-and-answer sessions with law students, practicing attorneys, and judges LSAT preparation sessions and practice exams and moot court and mock trial exercises.

For further details contact: Steve Breezeel, GB 121

Undergraduate Awards and Recognition

At the conclusion of each school year, the Department of History and Social Science confers an "Outstanding Student Award" to the student from the department who has demonstrated the highest levels of scholarship.  This award is presented in chapel and noted in the Spring Convocation program.

In addition to this award, the members of the History and Social Science Department confer awards to the outstanding student in History (Phi Alpha Theta Award), Political Science (Pi Sigma Alpha Award), Public Administration, and Social Science.

 

2012-2013 Awards went to:

Outstanding Overall Student: Laura Smith
Outstanding History Major (Phi Alpha Theta Award): Catherine Hines
Outstanding Political Science Major (Pi Sigma Alpha Award): Emily Wood
 

2011-2012 Awards went to:

Outstanding Overall Student: Jordan Crawford
Outstanding History Major (Phi Alpha Theta Award): Alyssa Mock
Outstanding Political Science Major (Pi Sigma Alpha Award): Nicholas Rogers
Outstanding Public Administration Major: Christina Hatler
Outstanding Social Science Major: Preston Hammitt

2010-2011 Awards went to:

Outstanding Overall Student: Kathleen Larkin
Outstanding History Major (Phi Alpha Theta Award): Michal Key
Outstanding Political Science Major (Pi Sigma Alpha Award): James Brunton
Outstanding Public Administration Major: Ashley Shelton
Outstanding Social Science Major: Jordan Crawford

2009-10 Awards went to:

Outstanding Overall Student: Tiffany Parrish
Outstanding History Major (Phi Alpha Theta Award): Coulter Goodman
Outstanding Political Science Major (Pi Sigma Alpha Award): Tyler Jones 
Outstanding Public Administration Major: Robert Wilkinson
Outstanding Social Science Major: Kelsey Kitson

Arkansas Political Science Association

Best undergraduate paper at 2008 Conference: Chris McNeal

Phi Alpha Theta

Best undergraduate paper at 2008 Arkansas Regional Conference: Jonathan Gerber

2008-09 Awards went to:

Outstanding Overall Student: Christa Mannen
Outstanding History Major (Phi Alpha Theta Award): Erin Williams
Outstanding Political Science Major (Pi Sigma Alpha Award): Victoria Weaver
Outstanding Public Administration Major:  Karie Cross

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