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CU inducts five new members into Phi Alpha Theta



On Tuesday, March 26, the Cumberland University history program inducted five new members into its chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society. This ceremony brought the number of inductees to fourteen since the chapter was established in the Spring 2012 semester. During the ceremony, retired CU history professor Monty Pope and his wife Pace announced a significant monetary donation to the chapter.

Following the ceremony, Dr. Michael Bertrand, associate professor of history at Tennessee State University, gave a public lecture on race, Elvis, and civil rights to approximately fifty students, faculty, and community members.

Dr. Natalie Inman, the faculty adviser for the PAT chapter, organized the events, and several PAT members and student workers assisted her in making them a success.

More photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page.


Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society

Cumberland University History Society

Dr. Mark Cheathem, Cumberland University Associate Professor of History

Dr. Natalie Inman, Cumberland University Assistant Professor of History

Dr. Michael T. Bertrand, Tennessee State University Associate Professor of History