Published on March 21, 2018 by Sean Flynt  
Samford Phi Alpha Theta members
Samford Phi Alpha Theta members

Samford University students in the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society earned four out of six available honors for their paper presentations at the society’s regional conference at the University of Montevallo March 3.

Winning students included:

Keely Smith–“Justice in the Hills: How the Dedham/Natick Land Controversy Reconciled Indian and Colonial Understanding of property ownership”

Clayton Jones–“Bryce Hospital, Wyatt v. Strickney and Alabama’s struggle to Care for the Mentally Ill”

Jessica Brewer–“Legacy with Limited Achievement: A Critique of Bartolome de las Casas”

Margaret Schultz–“I guess I Love them to death: The Life and Trial of an Alabama Murderer, Rhonda Belle Martin”

Brewer also presented “Written Out of the Shadows: Injustice and the Forgotten Legacy of the Chickasaw Removal”. Stephen Boutwell presented “William of Tyre, the Lyon Heracles and the Question of Byzantine’s place in Christendom."

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.