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Local St. Lawrence University students selected for history honorary society


CANTON -- A pair of Western New York students have been selected for membership in the St. Lawrence University chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honorary society.

  • Emma B. McEvoy of Buffalo is a member of the Class of 2017 and is majoring in Government and History.
  • Margaret E. McKay of Rochester is a member of the Class of 2017 and is majoring in Francophone Studies and History. McKay attended Irondequoit High School.

In order to be eligible for membership in the Pi Eta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, a student must have taken at least four courses in history and obtained an grade-point average (GPA) of 3.1. The student also must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. It is not necessary to be a history major or minor to join Phi Alpha Theta.

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit www.stlawu.edu.