Graduate Student Wins World History Prize

Brent Bond presents at Hawaii Phi Alpha Theta Conference

HPU Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies (DMS) student Brent Bond won the Jerry H. Bentley World History Prize on Saturday, March 17 at Hawaii’s 34th Annual State Phi Alpha Theta History Conference. Bond’s paper, “American Cultural Diplomacy in the South Pacific,” was one of four papers presented at the conference by HPU students. Jon Davidann, Ph.D., the HPU Phi Alpha Theta faculty advisor and instructor for the DMS graduate class American Cultural Diplomacy, from which the papers were chosen for the conference, chaired the HPU paper panels. Jim Corcoran, Ph.D., HPU professor of history, chaired a paper panel, and Marc J. Gilbert, Ph.D., HPU NEH Chair in World History, was a conference judge.