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Five Nazareth College History majors presented their research on various topics at the annual West/Central NYS Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference held at Canisius College on Saturday, April 14. One of the largest, most competitive conferences in the last few years, there were 43 papers presented from students representing eleven colleges and universities in Western New York. Only six “Best in Conference” awards and four “Honorable Mentions were given. Nicholas Patmore received an Honorable Mention for his paper entitled Revisiting History on Film: Bruno Ganz’s ‘Human Hitler’ in the Downfall. The students were accompanied by Drs. Cordova, Lappas, and Thibodeau to the Conference.
Other presenters included Adam Bradford, Standing Above the Rest: Miles Standish and Plymouth Plantation, Jeffrey Baxter, The Human Connection and Oral History: Tested and Strengthened by the Vietnam War, Theresa Oberst, The Living Legacy of the Vietnam War, and Kristina Marie Morris, The Oral Histories of Life, Loss, and the Vietnam War: The Heroic Tale of William Parker.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.