Ron Petrin Memorial Fund 2024

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Ron Petrin Memorial Scholarship

The money in this fund will be used by students in the OSU Department of History to enable them to conduct research and present their research at academic conferences.  Dr. Petrin believed it was important for students to become actively involved in the historical profession.  His mentoring, care, and encouragement enabled generations of students to pursue their dreams as historians.  It is our hope that this fund named in Dr. Petrin's honor will allow current and future students to follow this path he paved for so many students in the past.

Beyond being a legacy to Dr. Petrin, we want this fund to honor all faculty who helped students work their way into the historical profession.  We also want this fund to be a place for past students to donate whatever money they can to help the next generation of historical scholars at OSU to take their first steps toward becoming history professionals.

Since the fund started in 2021, thousands of dollars have been collected to help OSU History students present research at professional meetings including: American Historical Association (AHA), Western Historical Association (WHA), Newberry Consortium in American Indian and Indigenous Studies (NCAIS), 2023 Civil War Institute summer conference, and Oklahoma History Symposium. Please help us continue helping history students at OSU!

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Phi Alpha Theta

Dr. Petrin was very active in the OSU chapter of Phi Alpha Theta and with the national organization. He always encouraged students -- undergraduate and graduate -- to present research at PAT conferences.



Conference registration is expensive. It now costs over $100 for non-member students to register for the AHA.


Robber Baron

In honor of Dr. Petrin's fascination with the economic aspects of the Gilded Age.

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