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Ramapo to Host National History Honor Society Northeast Regional Conference

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 12, 2013

(MAHWAH, NJ) – The Salameno School of American and International Studies will be presenting the National History Honor Society Phi Alpha Theta Northeast Regional Conference on Saturday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Trustees Pavilion. The event includes a complimentary breakfast, opening remarks, four sessions of presentations, lunch and an induction and award ceremony. Graydon A. Tunstall, executive director of the National Headquarters of Phi Alpha Theta, will be delivering the keynote address.

The conference will feature 11 different panel discussions including:  American Representation, 20th Century History, Race in America, 19th Century America, Revolutionary War, European Modernity, American Women, Fascism, Medieval History, Classical History and American Indian Education.  All panel discussions will be led by professors and experts from around the country, including Ramapo College’s own.

Thirty-eight student presenters who have submitted intriguing historical research will share their findings. As the hosting institution, 18 Ramapo College students will present, including another 20 from colleges throughout the region. Those institutions include Adelphi University, Allegheny College, Chestnut Hill College, The College of New Jersey, Fordham University, Hofstra University, Montclair State University, Saint Bonaventure University, Skidmore College and William Paterson University.

During the induction and award ceremony, new Ramapo College members of Phi Alpha Theta will be recognized. Award distinctions to the best panelists, as recommended by and selected by faculty members, will also be made.

Ramapo has been given the prestigious honor of being one of the select 33 schools elected to host a Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference this year. Registration is free for Ramapo students and guests of panelists. Breakfast and afternoon refreshments are complimentary, but lunch is reserved only for paid registrants ($30). To register or find out any additional information, please contact Professor Tae Yang Kwak at twak@ramapo.edu or (201) 684-7216.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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