STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Brandon Cheng Inducted Into Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society

Below is an announcement from Assumption University via Merit:

WORCESTER, MA — Assumption University’s Department of History has announced that Brandon Cheng, of Wilmington, has become a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the History National Honor Society. Cheng, Class of 2023, was inducted into the honor society during a virtual ceremony on April 20.

“Induction into the Phi Alpha Theta honor society is a tremendous achievement that honors Brandon’s hard work, dedication, and passion for the study of history,” said Leslie Choquette, Ph.D., professor of history and one of the honor society’s advisors. “Students inducted into this honor society reflect the society’s mission to ‘promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.'”

Phi Alpha Theta is national honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. To qualify, undergraduate students must complete a minimum of four courses in history, achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.1 in history and a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall.

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Assumption University, founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption, is New England’s premier university for high-quality education, integrating career preparation and education of the whole person, drawing upon the best in the rich and centuries-long tradition of Catholic higher education. Assumption, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, seeks to provide students with a transformative education that forms graduates who possess critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship, and compassionate service. The University offers 34 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, nursing and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs. For more information about Assumption University, please visit

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