Sociology graduate student Devon Lee was selected for induction into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in 2020.

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.