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Locals honored at Virginia Tech commencement

August 16, 2011
The Inter-Mountain

The following Virginia Tech students were among those honored at the university's spring commencement ceremony May 13 in Lane Stadium.

Approximately 5,000 bachelor's degree, master's degree and Ph.D. candidates along with their families and friends attended the on-campus ceremony presided by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger.

Kenneth R. Feinberg, best known for serving as the special master of the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 and who later became fund administrator for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund following the April 16, 2007, tragedy, addressed Virginia Tech's class of 2011 during university commencement exercises.

Among the students honored are:

Sheena Phillips of Buckhannon received a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Joseph Gooding of Snowshoe received a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the College of Engineering.



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