Courtney Ebersohl, a student in the Honors College with majors in history and French, received the Phi Kappa Phi medallion for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences this year.

During her undergraduate career she spent a semester at the Université de Caen polishing her French, completed summer field study in archeology at Monticello, wrote a senior thesis exploring the experiences of African-American women during Reconstruction, and helped to create the display “Enacting Freedom: Black Virginians in the Age of Emancipation” at the American Civil War Museum in Appomattox.

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.