Phi Alpha Theta at UCO

Welcome to the web page for Rho Lambda, the Phi Alpha Theta chapter at the University of Central Oklahoma. Phi Alpha Theta is a national honor society for history majors. If you would like more information on joining Phi Alpha Theta, please click on the "Membership" link or contact the faculty advisor Dr. Michael S. Springer ( We plan a number of activities for our members, the Department of History and Geography, and for the community. To view a list of our upcoming events click on the "planned activities" link. We are always looking for new members and hope you will get involved!

UCO Students Win Awards at Regional Conference

The Rho Lambda chapter sent a large group of students to present papers at the annual Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference held at Cameron University, 18-19 February 2011.  This meeting brings together history students from around the state to present their research papers. Eight UCO students won awards for their presentations:

Alan Chaple (3rd place, US History-Undergraduate)

Andrea Rico (2nd place, Non-US History-Undergraduate)

David Heaverin (3rd place, Non-US History-Undergraduate)

Amanda Biles (1st place, US History-Graduate)

Michael Molina (2nd place, US History-Graduate)

Stephanie Diaz (3rd place, US History-Graduate)

Justin Burch (1st place, Non-US History-Graduate)

Ashley Nelson (1st place, Non-US History-Graduate).

The 2012 regional conference will be held April 13-14 at the University of Oklahoma. If you would like to present at the 2012 regional conference, please contact Dr. Springer (