Morgan Bingham has been awarded the Patricia A. Graham Prize in World History for her presentation, “Henry I, ‘Lion of Justice’: A Norman Approach to English Law,” at the Alpha Chi national convention on April 7-9, 2016, in Washington D.C.

Bingham was among almost 300 students who made presentations grouped in sessions based on the academic discipline of the presentation topic. With the help of faculty judges, each of the convention presentations was evaluated and the top presentation in each different discipline was awarded a $100 presentation prize.

At the convention, 28 members of Alpha Chi received prizes for making the best scholarly, creative or artistic presentations in their fields. The prizes were funded through discipline-specific endowments established by supporters of the national college honor society.

Five Florida College students, Haley Bowman, Morgan Bingham, Brian Hamilton, Abigail Smith and Sara Yeager, attended this year’s convention accompanied by Florida College’s vice president for academic and student affairs and the Alpha Chi faculty sponsor, Dr. Dan Petty, and his wife, Kathy Petty.

Three of the Florida College students gave presentations, based on their research, during the convention. Bingham presented her paper, “Henry I, ‘Lion of Justice’: A Norman Approach to English Law.” Smith spoke on the topic, “Propaganda in Print: Thomas Nast and the Birth of Modern Political Cartoons.” Yeager’s presentation was entitled “Will the Earth End with Trumpets, Battles, and Dragons? The Effect of Genre on an Interpretation of the Revelation of John.”

Congratulations to Morgan Bingham on her outstanding presentation at the Alpha Chi national convention!