Virginia Tech announces local graduates

The following Virginia Tech students were among those honored at the university’s spring commencement ceremony held May 11 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.

First lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, addressed Virginia Tech’s Class of 2012 during University Commencement exercises.

Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech attracts students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The university’s eight colleges achieve quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach in Blacksburg and at other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Richmond, Southern Virginia, Hampton Roads, and Roanoke.

Cayce Canipe, Chester. Canipe received a Master of Arts degree in English from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Canipe also received a Future Professoriate

Certificate from the Graduate School at Virginia Tech and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from the Graduate School at Virginia Tech.
Sarah Wyatt, Chester. Wyatt received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mathematics from the College of Science.

Hai Huynh, Chesterfield. Huynh received a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering.

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