Two graduate students from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences were selected for induction into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in 2019: Erika Basscurriculum and instruction; and Ayesha Yousafzaihigher education.

The society was established in 2005 and named for the first African-American to earn a doctoral degree in the United States; it “seeks to develop a network of scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy – exemplifying the spirit and example of Dr. Bouchet.”

Virginia Tech is one of 16 Bouchet Society chapter institutions. The 2019 Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Scholars were inducted in April at Yale University.