History Students Win 17th Straight National Award

OC’s history honor society was chosen as a Best Chapter in the nation among smaller universities for the 17th consecutive year and 18th time overall. “The students deserve the credit for this exciting achievement,” said Distinguished Professor of History Dr. John Maple (72), the group’s sponsor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science. “Their pursuit of excellence in chapter activities resulted in this recognition from the national office.”

OC’s chapter raised funds to attend the bi-annual National Conference in Orlando in January, where seven students attended and read papers. Nine Tau Sigma members attended the Oklahoma Regional Conference, where seven presented their scholarship. Lynneth Miller and Stacie Beach won first and second place, respectively, in the Non-American History, Undergraduate category.

Members also helped host History Day, an annual academic competition for 6th-12th graders, and served as ushers at the presentation of Dr. Fred Casmir on his experiences in the Hitler Youth and German army in World War II.

“By winning this competition so many times, our history students have earned more than $4,500 to help fund library purchases here at Oklahoma Christian,” Maple said.

Fall 2012

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