2020 Commencement Celebration

Department of Sociology

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Congratulations to Our Graduates!

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

 
Jenna Nicole Bender, Summa Cum Laude
Michael Joseph Bolinski, Magna Cum Laude
Emily Alyssa Virginia Bowlin, Magna Cum Laude
Arielle Yvette Boykin, Summa Cum Laude, Co-op
Megan Mae Brinkley, Magna Cum Laude
Kelsey Marie Broccoletti, Summa Cum Laude
William Clyde Bryson, IV
Brianna Lane Burch, Magna Cum Laude
Olivia Rose Buttner, Cum Laude
Bridgett Marie Cantrell
Christian Antoinette Carpenter, Cum Laude
Jacob Michael Cassidy
William Adam Catron
Narisa Afsar Chowdhury, Magna Cum Laude
Victoria Rose Conlin, Cum Laude
Christina Marie Conrad, Summa Cum Laude
Kinsey Lane Coppedge, Cum Laude
Stephen Josiah Cox
Christopher Andrew Cuneo, Cum Laude
Shane Scott Davidson, Cum Laude
William Sterling Deatherage
Emily Lorena Desouza
Rachel Catherine Dinger
Zackery Kevin Doyle
Anna Clarice Duggins, Magna Cum Laude
Ryan James Exner, Cum Laude
Katherine Rose Fedorchak
Sydney L. Fisher
Michael Richard Foley, Magna Cum Laude
Emily R. Ford, Summa Cum Laude
Nyheim J. Foster
Kaitlyn Bailey Gallagher
Leah Madison Graves
Ryan Travis Griffiths, Cum Laude
Brandon Ernesto Grimaldi, Cum Laude
Samuel Wayne Hagood
Ariel Hall
Noah Alexander Harrison-Ellis, Cum Laude
Thomas Edward Haught, Cum Laude
Adam Joseph Heil, Cum Laude
Jennifer Melisa Hernandez, Magna Cum Laude
Sloane Elizabeth Heterick
Joshua Isaiah Hill
Chandler Barnes Jones
Jessica Marie Jorgensen, Magna Cum Laude
Seung Gue Kang, Cum Laude
Kaila Nicole Kester
Rachel Marie Kidd, Magna Cum Laude, Honors Laureate
Maeve Frances Kilcarr, Summa Cum Laude
Christopher Donghyun Kim
Grace Uhnheh Kim, Magna Cum Laude
Thomas Cole Kniatt, Magna Cum Laude
Aaron Michael Konicki
Khalil J. Ladler
Justin Kyunghoon Lee, Cum Laude
Haley Quinn Lopez
Kyle Christopher McCarthy
Nicole Paige McCartin, Magna Cum Laude
Michael Logan Miller, Magna Cum Laude
Steven Mireles, Cum Laude
Danielle Reed Moore, Cum Laude
Courtney Nicole Morris, Cum Laude
Julia Grace Morris, Cum Laude
Mackenzie Taylor Mulkey
Amber Dyan Murphy, Summa Cum Laude
Michael David Mussell
Jessica M. Muzo, Magna Cum Laude
Taylor Rae Nast, Summa Cum Laude
Savannah Pace Nelson, Magna Cum Laude
Herman Luther Noble, Magna Cum Laude
Alexa Janet Nosal, Magna Cum Laude
Hannah Elizabeth Pearson, Magna Cum Laude
Alisson Fabiola Pereira, Cum Laude
Francisca Yohana Perez, Cum Laude
Aaron Douglas Petrie
Nicole Leah Philipson, Magna Cum Laude
Jacob Dylan Pilkins, Magna Cum Laude
Daniel Mason Poole, Jr.
Nicholas Gerard Price
Diana Marie Principi
Taylor Shea Quinlan, Summa Cum Laude
Carol Lee Raffety
Keyana Monique Redmon, Magna Cum Laude
Haley August Sale
Alyssia Layne Schwenke, Magna Cum Laude
Brianna Catherine Sclafani, Magna Cum Laude
Nicholas Joseph Servis
Emma Lian Shenk
Timothy John Shively II, Magna Cum Laude
Aidan Christopher Smith
John Cody Smith
Juston Smith
Briana Leigh Sockman, Cum Laude
Colton Lee Stiltner
Benjamin Michael Strickland, Cum Laude
Joseph Selorm Tay
Jonathan Edward Turner, Magna Cum Laude
Bailey Nicole Turnicky
William Patrick Vidovich
Christian Andrew Walkup, Magna Cum Laude
Martin Edward Wiaczek, Jr.
Stephen Phillips Wilder, Cum Laude
Morgan Danielle Williams
Alexander Gregory Wirt
Connor Jameson Wirt
Allison Lyn Wisbey, Magna Cum Laude
Chloe Elizabeth Young, Magna Cum Laude
Diego Alejandro Zarate, Cum Laude
 

Trinity E. Baptiste

Maddison Brooke Berlinghoff, Magna Cum Laude

Michael Joseph Bolinski, Magna Cum Laude

Megan Mae Brinkley, Magna Cum Laude

Alana Cristina Calhoun

Audrey Faye Collier

Michelle M. Corinaldi, Cum Laude

Dakota Ray Driscoll, Magna Cum Laude, Honors Laureate

Katelynn Lauren Flandreau

Anastasia Lucille Frederick

Houshun ZayNaas Gaines

Zachary Allen Hall, Cum Laude

James Matthew Irvin

Halle Lynne Jordan

Zachary Allen Keith, Magna Cum Laude

Rachel Marie Kidd, Magna Cum Laude

Jamie Ann Kitterman, Magna Cum Laude

Kaycee Jo Martel, Magna Cum Laude

Sophia Maria Mastakas, Magna Cum Laude

Kelsey Peyton McMahon, Summa Cum Laude

Kayla Ann Meade, Cum Laude

Mackenzie Taylor Mulkey

Caitlyn Elizabeth Nolan, Cum Laude

John Anthony Osorio

Harveen Pantleay, Magna Cum Laude

Ainsley Kaye Patrick, Magna Cum Laude

Phillip Thomas Patterson

Benjamin Jacob Risemberg, Cum Laude

Autumn Brooke Ritchie, Magna Cum Laude

Jacob Elijah Robinson, Cum Laude

Alexis Desiree Roldan, Summa Cum Laude

Sarah Alice Rothstein, Summa Cum Laude

Zachary Patrick Scharf

Alyssia Layne Schwenke, Magna Cum Laude

Holly Ann Settles

John Cody Smith

Haley Autumn Snead, Magna Cum Laude

Paige J’nae Talley, Magna Cum Laude

Jessica Elaine Wileman

Valerie Anne Yoder

Chloe Elizabeth Young, Magna Cum Laude

Master of Science in Sociology

 
Holli G. Drewry
Gerlyn Murrell

Doctorate of Philosophy In Sociology

 

Jason T. Callahan

Dissertation: “Framing Crime: An Analysis of News Media Twitter Data”

Committee Chair: Donald J. Shoemaker

Megan Paige Nanney

Dissertation: “Open Gates, Broken Promises: Inclusion Policies and Transgender Student Experiences at Gender-Selective Women’s Colleges”

Committee Co-Chairs: Sarah Ovink and Christine Labuski

Awards and Honors

Exemplary Undergraduate Research Award

Jessie Horgersen

 

Blume Internship Award

Christopher Andrew Cuneo

 

Leland B. Tate Award (Alpha Kappa Delta)

Alyssa Marshall

 

Sociology/Criminology Club Award

Maddison Berlinghoff

Outstanding Doctoral Student Award

Inaash Islam

             

Exemplary Graduate Research Award

Leanna Ireland

 

Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award

Megan Nanney

E. Gordon Ericksen Award (Outstanding Instructor in a Graduate Course)

Jennifer Bondy

 

William E. Snizek Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching 

Heidi Williams

Congratulations from our faculty members!

Donna Sedgwick
Sarah Ovink
Sharon Johnson

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 Sociology video.

Reading of Graduate Student Names
The names of all 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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