Celebrate Student Accomplishments

Students Present at Research Conferences

History majors Krista Mehrl, Nate Parsons, and Andrew Ring presented conference papers at the Symposium for History Undergraduate Research (SHUR) at Mississippi State University, May 1-3, 2015.

History Major Blake Johnson presented his research in the Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium held at Bethel University on April 9, 2016.  His personal research was entitled, “Failing God: Confederate Clergy’s Grapple with the Military.”

UST Recognizes

On February 20, 2017, History major, Whitney Oachs, was featured in a Newsroom article with Professor David Williard.

On January 10, 2017, History major, Divine Zheng, was featured in a Newsroom article

On May 2, 2016, History major, Whitney Oachs, was awarded the Undergraduate Student Award for Outstanding Community Engagement by the GALE office. 

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society

A campus chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, was established at St. Thomas in 1950. Candidates must have completed at least three courses in history and maintained a GPA of at least 3.1 in their history courses and a GPA of 3.0 overall. This honor society gives us an opportunity to recognize the academic achievements of our history majors and minors as well as other students who have a general interest in history.  Interested students should contact Dr. Kari Zimmerman

Alumni Accomplishments

Congratulations to Andrew Jacobs, UST history major and alumnus of 2012, who recently received a “high pass” on his doctoral exam in History at Indiana University. Great job, Andrew!

Jesse Heines, UST history major and alumnus of 2010, received his MA from the prestigious War Studies Program at Kings College, London and another MA in building history from Cambridge University. In September 2015, he will begin his Ph.D. in War Studies at Kings College under the direction of Professor Andrew Lambert. He already has several publications, the most recent of which is “Britain’s military legacy and the impact of Brexit upon British defense policy,” International Policy Digest, 22 June 2016.