Rachel Sutphin, a senior majoring in Human DevelopmentInternational Studies, and Religion and Culture, with a minor in Judaic Studies, received the Phi Kappa Phi medallion for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

During her three years at Virginia Tech she has engaged in a wide variety of academic experiences – undergraduate research, independent study, study abroad, and an internship – and a variety of extracurricular activities.

Following graduation, Sutphin will attend the Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. Each year Virginia Tech’s chapter of the society awards a medallion to one graduating senior from each college selected from among those students with the highest academic standing in the college.