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Alpha Beta Phi receives Best Chapter Award for 17th consecutive year

Best Chapter Award

Northern Kentucky University’s Alpha Beta Phi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta has received the international honor society’s Best Chapter Award for the 17th consecutive year.

Phi Alpha Theta recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement and promotes the study of history. Awards are given each year to the best chapters in six divisions based on student enrollment. Alpha Beta Phi has won the award 21 times in the last 22 years.

Members of the Alpha Beta Phi chapter at NKU publish the  scholarly journal, Perspectives in History, and volunteer time for regional historical events. They also donate time and money to charitable causes such as the Special Olympics and local schools. 

Dr. Jonathan Reynolds, faculty advisor for the NKU chapter, said the award is a tribute to the “students, alumni, faculty, advisors, volunteers and university administrators who have supported the organization by giving their time, skill and resources.”

Phi Alpha Theta is open to anyone with a grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.1 in history courses. History and non-history majors are welcome. For more information or to become a member, contact Dr. Reynolds at or drop by the Alpha Beta Phi chapter office in Landrum 423.