Two undergraduates were selected to receive the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society Senior Medallion this academic year. The society awards a medallion to a graduating senior with the highest academic standing in each college.

Taylor Covington, a Human Development major and Disabilities Studies minor, was selected in Fall 2021. In school she volunteered as a soccer coach for children with disabilities and joined the unified basketball team, which empowers individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to take part in sports together. Covington served as a research assistant in the Cognitive Developmental Science Lab at Virginia Tech, working with Koeun Choi, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. After graduation she plans to pursue a doctorate in occupational therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Maggie-Jo Zeeman, a Fashion Merchandising and Design major, was selected in Spring 2022. She also was named the 2022 Outstanding Senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; more details can be found here. This fall Zeeman will start a job with Ross Stores, Inc., in New York City as an assistant buyer.