A student in the DVM/Ph.D. dual degree program at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, Cowan has spent seven years bridging research and veterinary medicine., and embracing opportunities to connect and create a shared experience among peers with different focuses within the college.
A senior from Salem, Virginia, studying biochemistry in the College of Science, Hernandez said he is most proud of his Mexican heritage and being a Mexican immigrant here in the United States. He'll graduate with a 3.93 overall GPA and Dean's List with Distinction honors.
In a matter of days, Ginther, of Midlothian, Virginia, will walk across the commencement stage to accept his degree for his double major in statistics and computational modeling and data analytics from the College of Science.
Eleven years ago, while most of his fellow students were struggling to grasp basic arithmetic, Michael Granche was already putting his business acumen, along with his interest in animals, to work. The budding entrepreneur started a flourishing business that has financed his college education at Virginia Tech.
"I am leaving with a degree that includes my interests and pairs well with my values. I’m excited to work alongside communities of color reconnecting to the land, creating spaces to live and be authentic,” said Fikes.
When attending orientation preceding her freshman year at Virginia Tech, Bridget Marcinkowski said she was immediately drawn to Virginia Tech’s new nanoscience program, part of the College of Science’s Academy of Integrated Science.