Published on March 4, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
History students with professor Anthony Minnema
History students with professor Anthony Minnema

Samford University history students Shae Corey,  Max Lattermann, Mallory McKinnon, Sarah Schansberg, Maggie Shaw and Emily Thorington presented their original research at the regional conference of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society Feb. 29.

Professor Anthony Minnema accompanied the students to the conference at Birmingham-Southern College, and reported that Samford was well-represented in both quantity and quality of presentations. “Our students represented a quarter of the papers presented and offered scholarship on topics ranging from twelfth-century interpretations of crusade and jihad to the personal and historic influences on Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg,” he said.

Howard College of Arts and Sciences encourages undergraduate research in every discipline, offering ASPIRE grants for faculty/student research projects and celebrating completed projects at its annual Undergraduate Research Fair.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.