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2020 Commencement Celebration

Department of Religion and Culture 

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Congratulations to Our Graduates!

Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Culture

Michelle Baker
Taylor Marie Braford, Summa Cum Laude, Honors Scholar
Aparna Cheran
Jessica Marie Counts, Magna Cum Laude
Kaitlyn Nicole Flecker
Norman Ray Harris III, Magna Cum Laude
Patrick Wren Kearns
Emma Charlotte Masterman, Summa Cum Laude
Delaney Montgomery Peterson, Summa Cum Laude
Ben Bannor Schmidt, Magna Cum Laude
Samantha Nasreen Shamim, Cum Laude
Jeremy Noah Tidman, Cum Laude
Melissa Velez Nazario
Zachary Ryan Weeks, Summa Cum Laude

Master of Arts in Material Culture and Public Humanities

Shanice Alecia Aga
Alexandra Hallie Combates

Congratulations from our faculty and staff!

Amanda Villar
Danille Christensen
Matthew Gabriele
Brian Britt

University Ceremony

Virtual Ceremony
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 Religion and Culture video.

Reading of Graduate Student Names
The names of master’s degree recipients can be heard on the Graduate School page.

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.

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Haley Fugate

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Draper, a hound, stands on the Blacksburg campus with the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Building in the background

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