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Hilton's Smith inducted into history honor society at Baldwin Wallace


BEREA, Ohio -- Alyssa Smith of Hilton was inducted into the Baldwin Wallace University Delta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society in the spring 2017 semester. Society membership is extended to students who have completed at least 12 credit hours of history courses; have at least a 3.1 GPA in history courses; and have at least a 3.0 GPA in all non-history courses. Smith, a graduate of Hilton Central High School majoring in French and history, shared the honor with six other students. Smith was also elected chapter treasurer for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Phi Alpha Theta, established in 1921, is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history with over 400,000 members and 970 chapters nationwide. The society promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. Phi Alpha Theta brings students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by members in a variety of ways.

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 4,000 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in 75 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.