MU Students Present at Regional History Meeting

MANSFIELD, PA— Two Mansfield University students participated in the Central and Western New York Regional Meeting of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, hosted by Nazareth College on Saturday, April 7. Jaclynn Martin, Jeffrey Pelachick

Jaclynn Martin, a B.A. History major, presented a paper titled, “Execution with an Airtight Solution:  The Germans’ Use of Carbon Monoxide and Zyklon B During the Holocaust.”  Martin was honored for the Best Paper presented at her session and received Honorable Mention for all papers presented at the conference.

Jeffrey Pelachick, a B.S.Ed. Social Studies: History Education major, presented a paper titled, “The Formation of the Jewish Fighting Organization.”

In addition to the student presentations, two history faculty members chaired sessions at the conference.  Associate Professor Shawndra Holderby chaired a session titled, “Gender, Culture and Religion in America,” and Professor Karen Guenther chaired a session titled, “Issues in Public History and National Identity.”

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