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Alpha Iota Nu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta elect new officersWaxahachie, TexasApril 13, 2012Southwestern Assemblies of God University’s (SAGU) Alpha Iota Nu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta had its annual business meeting on Tuesday, April 3. Members elected 2012-2013 officers: Osmar Lopez Jr., President; Brandy Ching, Vice President; Gary Moss, Secretary and Treasurer; Nathan Kallal, Historian.

“Membership in Phi Alpha Theta is by invitation and allows the history department opportunity to acknowledge outstanding students at both the undergraduate and graduate level,” said SAGU Professor and faculty advisor Gary McElhany. “As members they are able to present papers at the regional and national meetings, furthering their research and writing skills.”

SAGU students Evan Barnhart, Brianna Erwin, Russell R. Hylton, LaDonna Mills, Greggory Pfister, Grant Shaffer and Joshua Williams were also inducted into the chapter. Social Studies Department Chair Professor Loyd Uglow and History Instructor David Clemons assisted McElhany by at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Waxahachie.

Phi Alpha Theta is 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.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The University was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

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