At the end of the year, each of the academic departments and interdisciplinary programs in the College of the Pacific honors a truly exceptional graduating senior or group of seniors with the Outstanding Graduate Award. This award is given to students who have not only earned a consistently high academic record, but who have also been actively involved in the discipline through activities, research, or special projects.
Outstanding Philosophy Graduate for 2011
The Philosophy Department is pleased to present its Outstanding Senior Award to Nolan Long, a Powell Scholar and recent inductee of Phi Sigma Tau, the Philosophy Honors Society. Nolan graduated magna cum laude, and he now plans to become a writer of fiction. We are confident that philosophy will prepare him well for this career, and we wish Nolan success in all his future endeavors!
Outstanding Philosophy Graduate for 2010!
The Philosophy Department proudly recognizes Andrew Gorham as a model student in every respect; and though he’s completed two additional majors (in Economics and Mathematics), we like to think Philosophy was his first love. Andrew was singularly stellar in the classroom and has served as a student representative for the department for years. He was a leader in the Philosophy Department’s student club (The Think Tank), and he helped found another student club (The Freethought Society), which he represented in a formal debate on the existence of God, before a huge audience.