2020 Commencement Celebration
Department of Philosophy
Congratulations to Our Graduates!
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
|Jin Tian Louise Acton|
|Sarah Faith Andersen, Cum Laude|
|Kenrick K. Cameron, Jr.|
|Lauren Michelle Hodkey|
|Sabrina Mae Hostetter, Cum Laude|
|Kayley Anna Manarchuck, Summa Cum Laude|
|Haitham M. Mawari|
|Caroline Ann Moody|
|Ketan Bhushan Pandya, Magna Cum Laude, Honors Laureate|
|Ceara Marie Redd|
|Jacob Alexander Wilcox|
|Skye Alexa Bates Wood, Cum Laude|
|Valerie Anne Yoder|
|Nicholas Patrick Alley, Cum Laude|
|Sophia Wenying Campos, Summa Cum Laude, Honors Scholar|
|Bryce Edward Gailliot|
|Sabrina Mae Hostetter|
|Benjamin Thomas Levitt|
|Jihye Anna Park, Summa Cum Laude|
|Henika Manoj Patel|
Master of Arts in Philosophy
Awards and Honors
The Williams award is named after a long-time member of the Philosophy faculty, William H. Williams. Professor Williams was the second philosopher hired in what was then the Virginia Tech Department of Philosophy and Religion after its founding in the 1960s. Educated at the College of William and Mary and Princeton University, Professor Williams was a dedicated teacher with exacting standards. The prize that bears his name seeks to bring recognition to the undergraduate student or students who, in the judgment of the Philosophy faculty, best carry on Professor Williams’ legacy.
- Jihye Anna Park
- Skye Alexa Bates Wood
The Grene award is named after Dr. Marjorie Grene, a philosopher of significant note long associated with the Department of Philosophy. It is awarded yearly to the master’s student or students who best exemplify the virtues of Dr. Grene: excellent philosophical work and contributions to a departmental culture of philosophical inquiry and discussion.
- Tyler Flanagan
Congratulations from our faculty members!
Watch HokieBird reveals, tassel turns, and inspirational messages from Hoda Kotb and Nikki Giovanni.
Reading of Undergraduate Names
The names of undergraduates can be heard in the Department of Philosophy video.
A Note on Dual Majors
Students with more than one major may hear their names read in the video of their primary major’s department.
Willy, one of our college mascots, has donned a mortarboard in solidarity with the graduates of the Department of Philosophy.
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