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Two Old Dominion University students were recognized for outstanding research papers presented at the recent regional meeting of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society chapters at Hampton University.

An anonymous panel of judges rated two of the ODU papers as worthy of special recognition. In the World History category, Alvin Shields of Virginia Beach, a graduate student in history, won first place for his study, "Castro Sides with the Communists." In the European history category Bonnie W. Simon, a senior history major from Virginia Beach, won the only honorable mention awarded in that category for her paper, "Renaissance Artists, Clients, and Patrons in the Quattrocento: Princes, Prices and Paint."

In all, nine members of ODU's Theta-Xi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta presented papers at the Virginia regional meeting. Students from nine Virginia colleges and universities participated in the conference.

This article was posted on: April 10, 2003

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