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Phi Alpha Theta > Leadership Team 2013-2014

president, Gracie Wise
President

Gracie Wise is the president of the Delta-Psi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta. She was inducted into the organization in February, 2012. She has enthusiastically supported the chapter since then through her participation in virtually all of its activities. These include initiations/plenary meetings, Red T-shirt Spirit Days, a field trip to a reenactment of the Battle of Shiloh on its 150th anniversary, a Best Chapter Award homemade pizza party, a community service project at Parker's Crossroads Civil War Battlefield, a French Christmas dinner, annual Franco-American confection and bake sales, a Rotary Club fund-raising breakfast, a history department awards banquet, and an end-of-the-year cookout. Her special area of interest in history is twentieth-century America. In addition to her major in history, Gracie has a major in English literature. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, an English honor society, where she serves as a chapter senator on Union's Student Government Association. Gracie has worked on the editorial staff of Union's literary arts magazine, The Torch, since 2011.


vice president, Charles Snow
Vice President

Charles Snow is the Delta-Psi chapter's vice president. Charles joined Phi Alpha Theta in February, 2012, and he has been an active member ever since. In 2012-2013, he participated in the society's initiations/plenary meetings, Best Chapter Award homemade pizza party, community service project at Parker's Crossroads Civil War Battlefield, French Christmas dinner, Red T-shirt Spirit Day, history department awards banquet, and spring cookout. Charles was a Phi Alpha Theta senator on the Student Government Association in 2012-2013. He also serves as the president of the Rutledge Honorary History Club. His deep understanding of history enabled him to be an effective history tutor in Union's Hundley Center in 2012-2013. A history major, he is very interested in American history, particularly the American Revolutionary period and the Civil War era.


secretary, Heather Stricklin
Secretary

Heather Stricklin serves as the secretary of the Delta-Psi chapter. She was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta in February, 2012. She participated in numerous events that the chapter sponsored or supported in 2012-2013, such as the fall and spring initiations/plenary meetings, the community service project at Parker's Crossroads Civil War Battlefield, the French Christmas dinner, the Franco-American confection and bake sale, the Red T-shirt Spirit Day, the history department awards banquet, and the spring cookout. She is a history major who served as the history department's student worker in 2012-2013. An avid traveler, Heather has journeyed to the United Kingdom, Jamaica, and El Salvador. She is also a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society.


senator, Allie Durham
Senator

Allie Durham serves as one of two Phi Alpha Theta senators on the Student Government Association. She is a double major in history and French. She joined Phi Alpha Theta in February, 2012, and served as a Delta-Psi chapter senator on SGA in 2012-2013. She successfully completed Union's General Honors Program in the spring of 2013, and she spent several weeks during the summer of 2013 studying French in Angers, France. She participated in a number of Phi Alpha Theta events during 2012-2013, such as the initiations/plenary meetings, the French Christmas dinner, the Franco-American confection and bake sale, the Red T-shirt Spirit Day, and the history department awards banquet. Allie is also a member of the Chi Omega sorority at Union.


senator, Colton Gebben
Senator

Colton Gebben represents the Delta-Psi chapter as a senator on the Student Government Association. He became a member of Phi Alpha Theta in 2011. He has been very involved in the chapter since joining, participating in such events as initiations/plenary meetings, Best Chapter Award pizza parties, community service projects to Historic Bemis and Parker's Crossroads Civil War Battlefield, French Christmas dinners, Franco-American confection and bake sales, Red T-shirt Spirit Days, history department awards banquets, and spring cookouts. A history major, Colton is currently participating in the Discipline-Specific Honors Program in History. He is also vice president of the Rutledge Honorary History Club. He participated in Union University's Global Opportunities Program by going on the program's trips to Boston in 2011 and Germany in 2013. During the summer of 2013, he spent a week in Ireland doing research on his history honors thesis.


faculty advisor, Dr. Stephen Carls
Faculty Advisor

Dr. Stephen Carls is in his 31st year as the faculty advisor to the Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta. Dr. Carls also holds the post of national vice president in the society and will assume the office of president at the end of the 2014 biennial convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has previously been a member of the organization's national council and advisory board. Dr. Carls joined Phi Alpha Theta in 1970, when he was a graduate student at the University of Minnesota.