UH Hilo history students present papers at Phi Alpha Theta conference

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Date: Friday, March 24, 2006
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Two University of Hawaii at Hilostudents presented research papers at the Phi Alpha Theta conference held March 18, 2006, at UH Manoa. The conference gives undergraduate and graduate history students from four-year universities in Hawai‘i the opportunity to share their research and to compete for prizes in their area of special interest.

Aren Worley, a senior graduating in May, won the Herbert F. Margulies Prize in American History for his paper, “The Hessians in the American War of Independence.” Jessica Gard, a junior, presented her paper, “Considerations Faced by Cleveland in the Aftermath of the Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i,” in a panel presided over by Dr. Kerri Inglis, assistant professor of world history and faculty advisor for the UH Hilo chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society.

For more information, contact Dr. Sandra Wagner-Wright, UH Hilo history department chair, at 974-7412 or sandraww@hawaii.edu.

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