Laura Holmes of Pine Plains  Inducted in History Honor Society at SUNY Oneonta

Elizabeth Laura Holmes of Pine Plains  Inducted in History Honor Society at SUNY Oneonta


ONEONTA, NY (05/05/2020)– Elizabeth Laura Holmes of Pine Plains, NY, was one of 10 students inducted into SUNY Oneonta’s Alpha-Kappa-Iota chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society.

Holmes is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and History at SUNY Oneonta.

Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of history, and is the second oldest such society in the United States. The society has over 350,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters. Phi Alpha Theta was established on March 17, 1921, at the University of Arkansas by Professor Nels Cleven.

In order to be inducted, undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (four courses) in History, achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall. A maximum of 3 credit hours of online, transfer, or AP credits may be applied to the membership eligibility requirement. Membership is not limited to History majors.

SUNY Oneonta is a public, four-year college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,000 students in a wide variety of bachelor’s degree programs and several graduate certificate and degree programs. The college is known as both an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, and a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Visit

Author: Harlem Valley News